@Williams Family Newsletter - Spring 2017

Commencement 2017

Among this year’s honorary degree recipients are Commencement speaker Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian writer, and Baccalaureate speaker Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate. More »

Safe Study Abroad

While all Williams international programs have outstanding reputations for securing students’ health and wellbeing, International SOS provides an additional, indispensable layer of protection. Williams requires all students to sign up for this service before they begin their journeys. More »

Life (and Work) after Williams

Whether they know exactly what they want to do or have absolutely no idea, encourage your students to meet with one of Williams’ career advisors, who offer specialized guidance in business, social impact, education, science and health professions, arts, communications, and technology. Subscribe to this monthly newsletter (subscription link at lower right) or browse past issues.

Planning Your Sophomore’s, Junior’s, or Senior’s Return to Williams

Refer to this link when ​arranging travel back to campus this fall, as it will help your student avoid ​spending any time here without food or shelter!

First-Year Families
Now that you know the Williams ropes, we invite you to volunteer for the college in any way you wish: welcome new families into the college community, reach out to prospective students and families, help enrich the undergraduate experience through the Parents Fund, provide current students with career guidance or off-campus lodging, and more. Sign up here!

And as they move beyond their first-year entries, your students will move into Williams’ Sophomore Year Experience. This new initiative provides opportunities to enhance academic and professional success, sense of belonging, engagement with faculty, overall wellness, and community citizenship and leadership. Learn more (and urge your rising sophomore to learn more) here.

Senior Families
The Williams Record invites you to add a special message of congratulation to your own senior in its special 2017 Commencement issue, which will be distributed across campus over graduation weekend. To learn more about format and pricing email [email protected].

Taconic Golf Club‘s offering Commencement families a $110-per-player rate: to learn more and reserve a tee time, email Josh Hillman.

Here are more helpful hints for Commencement planning.