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.

  • 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 2022
      Monday, August 27, 8am – 1:30pm; Location: Paresky 2nd Floor East Lounge (Class of ’58 Lounge)
      Monday, August 27, 1:30pm-4:30pm; Location: Student Life, Paresky 219E
    • Classes of 2021, 2020, 2019
      Location: Student Life, Paresky 219E
      Saturday, September 1, 8am – 10pm
      Sunday, September 2 & Monday, September 3, 10am – 10pm
      Tuesday, September 4 & Wednesday, September 5, 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 20, 5pm – 11pm
    • OIT Leaders
      Thursday, August 23, 2pm – 5pm
    • 1st Gen Students in the Class of 2022, International Students in the Class of 2022, New Transfer Students, New Veteran Students, EphVenture Directors
      Friday, August 24, 8am – 8pm
    • EphVenture Leaders, Football players, College Council Co-Presidents
      Saturday, August 25, 2pm – 9pm
    • Upperclass Cross-Country, Field Hockey, Soccer, and Volleyball players
      Tuesday, August 28, 8am – 10pm

    Residences close on Tuesday, December 18 @ 12noon.

  • Residences open on Tuesday, January 1 @ 8am.

    Residences close on Saturday, January 26 @ 12noon for students who are leaving campus post-Winter Study (mid-year graduates, study-away, withdrawals).

  • 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.

    Residences close for graduating seniors on Sunday, June 2 @ 5pm.

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

    Residences close on Saturday, August 17 @ 12noon.

  • Residences open for First-Year Students on Monday, August 26 @ 8am.

    Residences open for Upperclass Students on Saturday, August 31 @ 8am.

    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.

(all dates are subject to change)