Opening & Closing Dates

Students are expected to abide by the College’s official opening & closing dates for campus housing and to make their travel plans accordingly. Students who are found in College residences prior to their move-in date will be fined $150 per day or portion thereof, and may be reported to the Dean’s Office for disciplinary action.

The College will hold a student’s room in the fall until the second Friday after classes begin. If a student has not checked in to campus by then, the room may be made available for another student.

  • Residences open on Tuesday, January 29 @ 8am for students returning to campus for Spring Semester after being away during Winter Study.

    NOTE: As part of a 1-2 year pilot program, student residences will remain open for all students during Spring Break 2019.

    Residences close on Tuesday, May 21 @ 12noon.

    Exceptions:

    JAs to the Class of 2023 & most* EphVentures Leaders may stay in spring housing until Friday, May 24 @ 12noon.

    *WOOLF Leaders & Instructors must be moved out of spring housing by Tuesday, May 21 @ 12noon, and relocate to the Field House. WOOLF Directors & Staff may stay in spring housing until Saturday, May 25 @ 12noon. Questions? Contact Scott Lewis.

    Graduating seniors, Rangers, Commencement Choir, Commencement Band, & Record staff may stay in spring housing** until Sunday, June 2 @ 5pm.

    **Please note that students in these categories who live in Mission Park or the Frosh Quad may need to relocate on Tuesday, May 28 to make room for families of graduating seniors.

    Approved Early Summer Requests (each TBD)

  • Residences open on Monday, June 10 @ 2pm.

    Residences close on Saturday, August 17 @ 12noon.

  • Regular Opening Schedule

    ID: Please bring your Williams ID with you to check in. If you do not yet have your Williams ID, please bring a photo ID with you.

    LATE CHECK-IN: If you arrive after check-in has closed on or after your approved check-in date, visit Campus Safety in Hopkins Hall to check in.

    • Class of 2023 (including new transfer students)
      Monday, August 26, 8am – 1:30pm; Location: Paresky 2nd Floor East Lounge (Class of ’58 Lounge)
      Monday, August 26, 1:30pm-4:30pm; Location: Student Life, Paresky 219E
    • Classes of 2022, 2021, 2020
      Location: Student Life, Paresky 219E
      Saturday, August 31, 8am – 10pm
      Sunday, September 1 & Monday, September 2, 10am – 10pm
      Tuesday, September 3 & Wednesday, September 4, 8:30am – 10pm

    Early Arrival Opening Schedule

    Location: Student Life, Paresky 219E.

    ID: Please bring your Williams ID with you to check in. If you do not yet have your Williams ID, please bring a photo ID with you.

    LATE CHECK-IN: If you arrive after check-in has closed at night on or after your approved check-in date, visit Campus Safety in Hopkins Hall to check in.

    • JA’s, JAAB, NLT’s, 1st Gen Orientation leaders, International Orientation leaders, Transfer Orientation leaders, Veteran Orientation leaders, Transitional students from summer housing
      Monday, August 19, 5pm – 11pm
    • OIT Leaders
      Thursday, August 22, 2pm – 5pm
    • 1st Gen Students in the Class of 2023, International Students in the Class of 2023, EphVenture Directors
      Friday, August 23, 8am – 8pm
    • EphVenture Leaders, Football players, Soccer Players, College Council Co-Presidents
      Saturday, August 24, 2pm – 9pm
    • Upperclass Cross-Country, Field Hockey, and Volleyball players
      Tuesday, August 27, 8am – 10pm

    Residences close on Tuesday, December 17 @ 12noon.

  • Residences open on Saturday, January 4 @ 8am.

    Residences close on Saturday, February 1 @ 12noon for students who are leaving campus post-Winter Study (mid-year graduates, study-away, withdrawals).

  • Residences open on Tuesday, February 4 @ 8am for students returning to campus for Spring Semester after being away during Winter Study.

    Residences close on Saturday, March 21 @ 12noon for Spring Break (this may change due to the Spring Break Pilot Program – see Spring 2019 above).

    Residences open on Saturday, April 5 @ 8am for the remainder of Spring Semester (this may change due to the Spring Break Pilot Program – see Spring 2019 above).

    Residences close on Tuesday, May 26 @ 12noon.

    Residences close for graduating seniors on Sunday, June 7 @ 5pm.

  • Residences open on Monday, June 15 @ 2pm.

    Residences close on Saturday, August 22 @ 12noon.

  • Regular Opening Schedule

    Class of 2024: Monday, August 31, beginning @ 8am.

    Classes of 2023, 2022, 2021: Saturday, September 5 @ 8am.

    (Fall early arrival program dates will be added here in early 2020).

    Residences close on Tuesday, December 22 @ 12noon.

  • Residences open on Saturday, January 2 @ 8am.

    Residences close on Saturday, January 30 @ 12noon for students who are leaving campus post-Winter Study (mid-year graduates, study-away, withdrawals).

(all dates are subject to change)