Glossary of Common Williams/Higher Ed Terms

Over the two centuries since its founding, Williams College has accumulated a bunch of words and phrases that mean a lot to people here…and very little to anyone else. If you’re new to Williams, and wondering what things like “Eph” or “The Log” might mean, you can find out at Ephraim Williams Collegiate Dictionary.

Williams is also part of the larger academic community, which has developed its own lingo over time. Definitions for everything from “academic advisor” to “work-study” can be found on the USNews education glossary.