For their first year, all students will be required to live on campus. The residence halls can hold a capacity of 2014. 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. 737 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, 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 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 2020

Sport # of Men # of Women
Baseball 25
Basketball 17 14
Field Hockey 24
Football 61
Golf 10 11
Ice Hockey 24 24
Lacrosse 42 22
Rowing 39 44
Skiing 20 20
Soccer 28 30
Softball 15
Squash 19 15
Swimming 25
Swimming and Diving 30
Tennis 14 12
Track and Field, Indoor 61 48
Track and Field, Outdoor 55 46
Track and Field, X-Country 51 31
Volleyball 14
Wrestling 22
Data from 2017
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division III with football



Athletic Summary
Total # athletes


Male Athletes 412
Female Athletes 325


Total sports revenue

Total sports expenses

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$82,516 (8.8)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$79,876 (9.2)

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

Pappa Charlie's Deli

Miles From Campus: 0.1

blue mango

Miles From Campus: 0.11

Spice Root

Miles From Campus: 0.11

Pera Mediterranean Bistro

Miles From Campus: 0.17

Tony's Sombrero

Miles From Campus: 0.18

The Spring Street Market & Cafe

Miles From Campus: 0.19

Ramunto's Pizza

Miles From Campus: 0.21


Miles From Campus: 0.23

Tunnel City Coffee

Miles From Campus: 0.25

The Barn Kitchen & Bar

Miles From Campus: 0.32

Hot Tomatoes Neopolitan Pizza

Miles From Campus: 0.32

Water Street Grill

Miles From Campus: 0.36

Cafe Seven

Miles From Campus: 0.63

Olympic Pizza

Miles From Campus: 0.79


Miles From Campus: 0.88

Wild Oats Market

Miles From Campus: 1.05

Coyote Flaco

Miles From Campus: 1.16

Berkshire Palate

Miles From Campus: 1.19

Cozy Corner Restaurant

Miles From Campus: 1.55

Mezze Bistro + Bar

Miles From Campus: 1.59

The '6 House Pub

Miles From Campus: 1.71

Trail House Kitchen & Bar

Miles From Campus: 2.03

A-Frame Bakery

Miles From Campus: 2.28

Renee's Diner

Miles From Campus: 3.19

The Store at Five Corners

Miles From Campus: 4.08

Cricket Creek Farm

Miles From Campus: 4.56

A-ok Berkshire BBQ

Miles From Campus: 4.59

Bright Ideas Brewing

Miles From Campus: 4.59

Tres Niños Taqueria

Miles From Campus: 4.63

Freight Yard Pub & Restaurant

Miles From Campus: 4.65

Empire Cafe

Miles From Campus: 4.69

Ramunto's Pizza & Pub

Miles From Campus: 4.71

PUBLIC eat+drink

Miles From Campus: 4.72

Korean Garden

Miles From Campus: 4.88

The Parlor Cafe

Miles From Campus: 5.13

Pedrin's Dairy Bar

Miles From Campus: 5.84

Mill On The Floss

Miles From Campus: 7.52

Powder Hounds

Miles From Campus: 10.19

Norte Azul Cantina

Miles From Campus: 14.12
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Nearby Social Spots

Williams College Museum of Art

Miles From Campus: 0.06

Tasha Yoga

Miles From Campus: 0.09

Images Cinema

Miles From Campus: 0.14

West's Wine & Spirits

Miles From Campus: 0.16

Purple Pub

Miles From Campus: 0.18

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Miles From Campus: 0.21

The Mountain Goat Artisan Gallery

Miles From Campus: 0.38

Clark Art Institute

Miles From Campus: 0.64

The Spirit Shop

Miles From Campus: 0.68

Clover Hill Farm

Miles From Campus: 0.76

DeMayo's Bonnie Lea Farm

Miles From Campus: 0.93

Pine Cobble Trail

Miles From Campus: 1.11


Miles From Campus: 1.17

Mingo's Sports Bar & Grill

Miles From Campus: 3.3

Greylock Bowl & Golf

Miles From Campus: 3.32

Cascade Waterfall

Miles From Campus: 3.69

Waubeeka Golf Links

Miles From Campus: 4.25


Miles From Campus: 4.59

The Richmond Grille

Miles From Campus: 4.66

Natural Bridge State Park

Miles From Campus: 5.73

Wigwam Western Summit

Miles From Campus: 7.04

Coffee Liberation Front

Miles From Campus: 7.6

Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum

Miles From Campus: 8.45

Berkshire Outfitters

Miles From Campus: 8.47


Miles From Campus: 10.54

Mount Greylock State Reservation

Miles From Campus: 11.08

John Harvard's Brew House

Miles From Campus: 11.71

Ioka Valley Farm

Miles From Campus: 12

Cherry Plain State Park

Miles From Campus: 12.37
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