For their first year, all students will be required to live on campus. The residence halls can hold a capacity of 2054. 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. 747 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 Ath Conf and the most popular sports are Football, Rowing, 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, 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, Mark Hopkins, 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, Wood House, Woodbridge House

Sports Programs & Athletics

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

Number of Varsity Athletes by Sport in 2018

Sport # of Men # of Women
Baseball 27
Basketball 15 12
Field Hockey 25
Football 76
Golf 16 9
Ice Hockey 24 23
Lacrosse 37 24
Rowing 39 40
Skiing 16 23
Soccer 27 28
Softball 19
Squash 18 14
Swimming and Diving 33 30
Tennis 15 13
Track and Field, Indoor 64 53
Track and Field, Outdoor 65 51
Track and Field, X-Country 40 40
Volleyball 13
Wrestling 22
Data from 2015-2016
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division III with football



Athletic Summary
Total # athletes


Male Athletes 421
Female Athletes 326


Total sports revenue

Total sports expenses

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$86,842 (8.2)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$76,564 (8.5)

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

Nearby Restaurants

Bright Ideas Brewing

Miles From Campus: 0
I had the pleasure of spending 3 weeks in North Adams and went to Bright Ideas almost everyday that I was there. I'll start off by saying that all of the...

Pappa Charlie's Deli

Miles From Campus: 0.1
Tasty food with good ingredients and great prices. This place is awesome for students on the fewer than 21 meal plans as it's way cheaper than a Williams...

Spice Root

Miles From Campus: 0.11
This place is great. One of the better Indian restaurants I've been to, which is surprising when I think of all the good Indian places I've visited over...

Pera Mediterranean Bistro

Miles From Campus: 0.17
Amazing! Our server, Emma, was astounding! I know we took up a 2 top for a couple hours and I appreciate you being cool with us. We are on vacation -...

Tunnel City Coffee

Miles From Campus: 0.25
A wonderful place, I discovered, to order a special birthday cake for my husband. With enough notice their pastry chef made a buttercream frosted 3 layer...

Hot Tomatoes Neopolitan Pizza

Miles From Campus: 0.32
It's a bit shocking to find really amazing pizza in the middle of the Berkshires, but that's what this place makes: really amazing pizza. I've lived in New...

Water Street Grill

Miles From Campus: 0.36
We visited stopped in for lunch after a visit to the Clark. The lunch menu included a nice selection of both hot and cold sandwiches, including a number of...

Coyote Flaco

Miles From Campus: 1.04
We love Coyote Flaco! Definitely try the flautas to start- they are drizzled with agave nectar and are SO delish. I always get chicken enchiladas with mole...

Mezze Bistro + Bar

Miles From Campus: 1.59
This place is outstanding, and is unquestionably the best restaurant in the area. I've been here a couple times and both experiences were great. Despite...

A-Frame Bakery

Miles From Campus: 2.29
I called to inquire about a birthday cake for the next day. On a recommendation from another Yelper, I requested the lemon cake with lemon curd filling and...

Renee's Diner

Miles From Campus: 3.23
Hi again! In my previous review, I gave this wonderful place three stars, but that was only due to my not liking to have to listen to others conversations...


Miles From Campus: 4.63
This is my favorite breakfast/lunch coffee spot. Always warm, friendly and tasty. Especially good on stressful days can come in for a peaceful break and...

The Hub

Miles From Campus: 4.69
Walked in with my rugby team, and they were awesome. They were happy to serve us. Food wad excellent and most importantly the servers were so delighted to...

Empire Cafe

Miles From Campus: 4.69
One of the perks of my job is that I am sent all over the state and see lots of interesting cities and towns. The downside is that a lot of times, where I...

Public Eat+drink

Miles From Campus: 4.71
Great place to hang out at the bar or eat with friends. The food was fantastic and very reasonably priced. The service was fast and friendly. Another plus...

Cricket Creek Farm

Miles From Campus: 4.75
Great cheese that is locally made and wonderful beef. Get their stuff at farmers markets in the summer, or right at the farm. Raw milk fans can also get...

Jack's Hot Dog Stand

Miles From Campus: 4.83
A great find for those going to MASSMoca. This family owned restaurant is a great treat and a delight for those who appreciate hot dogs. You cannot ask for...

Korean Garden

Miles From Campus: 4.88
This little restaurant, in an unassuming building in an unassuming area of an unassuming town, is a terrific find. At 12:30 on a Friday, there was only one...

Big Moose Deli & Country Store

Miles From Campus: 12.1
Really cute...picked up some souvineers and had lunch. Had the moose trot wrap and was delicious...the guys working were friendly...only two downfalls. We...

Man of Kent Tavern

Miles From Campus: 12.25
Quick stop on the way home to NY from Killington. Got here around 11:30am and there was a 40 Min wait when we left around 12:30pm. Food was very good, good...
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Nearby Social Spots

The Red Herring

Miles From Campus: 0.14
Best burger in town, hands down! They always prepare mine how I ask and I have never had issues. The beef always tastes so great. They serve a side of...

Images Cinema

Miles From Campus: 0.14
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Williams College Museum of Art

Miles From Campus: 0.16
This little museum really wants you to visit. Louise Bourgeois' large metal sculptures of eyes dot the green grass out front calling out, hey, look at me....

Purple Pub

Miles From Campus: 0.18
Decent pub food, decent beer selection. Service...meh. Don't get me wrong, when we got attention it was super polite and prompt. The problem is, we sat...

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Miles From Campus: 0.21
I can't think of a single reason to take away a star from my first attendance to a play at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Unless I want to complain...

The Mountain Goat Artisan Gallery

Miles From Campus: 0.37
Lovely collection of locally made crafts - pottery, clothing, jewelry, etc. And downstairs is Beth Phelps' yarn store. Support local craftspeople!

Clark Art Institute

Miles From Campus: 0.64
I had taken a day trip up to MASS MoCA on Sunday and decided to stop into The Clark since we were so close to it-- and it was the best part of my day. I...

The Spirit Shop

Miles From Campus: 0.68
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Very good good and nice service. My only complaint is that they put cilantro in otherwise DELICIOUS guacamole. Oh well, so nobody's perfect.

The '6 House Pub

Miles From Campus: 1.71
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Greylock Bowl & Golf

Miles From Campus: 3.32
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Mingo's Sports Bar And Gril

Miles From Campus: 3.34
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Miles From Campus: 4.59
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Freight Yard Pub & Restaurant

Miles From Campus: 4.65
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Ramunto's Pizza & Pub

Miles From Campus: 4.7
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Natural Bridge State Park

Miles From Campus: 5.73
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