For their first year, all students will be required to live on campus. The residence halls can hold a capacity of 2045. Overall, the school consists of over a hundred academic, athletic, and residential buildings.

Athletics are popular at the college with over 50% of students participating in varsity, club, or intramural sports. 769 take part in the varsity and are known as the Ephs (rhymes with chiefs), for Colonel Ephraim Williams. They compete in the New England Small College Athletic Conference and the most popular sports are Rowing, Football, and Lacrosse. For club and intramural, rugby, horseback riding, fencing, water polo, and gymnastics are popular choices. Students can root on the Purple Cow mascot at one of the many athletic buildings.

Williams College’s campus holds plenty of learning opportunities for students including the Hopkins Observatory, the Williams College Museum of Art, and the four libraries (Sawyer, Schow Science, Archives and Special Collections, and Chapin). Chapin consists of a number of rare books including 50,000 volumes and 100,000 prints, photographs, maps, and more. It includes first editions of books by Isaac Newton and Galileo as well as original printings of the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

Students can also choose to participate in one of the hundreds of organizations available, including academic, community engagement, religion, cultural, and more. If their desired organization does not currently exist, they are welcome to apply on the website. Currently, the school hosts several publications including the Williams Record, The Telos, The Cowbell, Williams College Law Journal, and more. WCFM is the school’s student run radio station and annually hosts an eight-hour long trivia contest.

For academics, students can take advantage of the services such as academic/career counseling, placement, employment, on campus daycare, or remedial.

Campus Housing - Dorms and Meal Plans

Provides on campus housing

Residence hall capacity

Does college offer a meal plan?
Yes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered

Must all students live on campus?

Number of meals per week are provided with the meal plan
Residence halls on campus:
Agard House, Austin House, Brooks House, Bryant House, Carter House, Center Developmental Economics, Chadbourne House, Currier House, Dodd House, Doughty, East College, Fayerweather Hall, Fitch House, Ft Hoosac, Garfield House, Gladden House, Goodrich House, Horn Hall, Hubbell House, Lambert House, Lehman House, Marcus House, Mark Hopkins, McGuiness House, Milham House, Mission Park, Morgan Hall, Parsons House, Perry House, Poker Flats, Prospect House, Sage Hall, Sewall House, Spenser House, Susie Hopkins, Thompson Hall, Tyler Annex, Tyler House, West College, Williams Hall, Williams Inn, Wood House, Woodbridge House

Sports Programs & Athletics

Athletic conferences
    Football - New England Small College Athletic Conference
    Basketball - New England Small College Athletic Conference
    Baseball - New England Small College Athletic Conference
    Cross Country/Track - New England Small College Athletic Conference

Number of Varsity Athletes by Sport in 2024

Sport # of Men # of Women
Baseball 29
Basketball 16 13
Cross Country 29 25
Field Hockey 26
Football 82
Golf 14 7
Ice Hockey 28 25
Lacrosse 43 30
Rowing 47 49
Skiing 20 16
Soccer 30 31
Softball 17
Squash 13 10
Swimming and Diving (combined) 34 29
Tennis 9 10
Track and Field (Indoor) 52 50
Track and Field (Outdoor) 53 50
Volleyball 19
Wrestling 17
Data from 2021
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division III with football



Athletic Summary
Total # athletes


Male Athletes 441
Female Athletes 328


Total sports revenue

Total sports expenses

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$92,490 (9.6)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$88,516 (9.7)

Campus Services and Programs

Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for students' children
Placement services for completers
Remedial services
Library facilities
Access to digital/electronic resources
Access to library collections that are shared with other institutions
Established library hours
Organized collection of printed materials
Physical facilities
Staff trained to provide and interpret library materials
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Hospital on campus?


% of students with registered disabilities

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