Student Organizations & Involvement

20160901_203419OSL works closely with registered student organizations (RSO’s), student government, & student businesses, and walks students through the process of starting new RSO’s. OSL also helps students explore their leadership and identity development through trainings, workshops and programs.

OSL also oversees & advises the Yearbook, Williams After Dark, and Student Host/Server Certification.

Click here for more information on RSO’s.

Click here for more information on OSL’s work with Leadership & Identity Development.

  • Intramurals

    The Intramural Sports (IM) program is designed to build community at Williams while giving students the opportunity to participate in athletics outside of the competitive world of varsity sports.  Intramurals are not intercollegiate, and are open to all Williams students and faculty.

    Intramurals are run through Participants are able to create and customize teams, view schedules, scores and standings, and track playoffs. ALL students who play on an intramural team are required to register at in order to join the team and view team information.

    There are three IM seasons: fall, typically lasting from mid-September to early November; winter, which takes place during winter study; and spring, from late March to early May.  The number of games varies by season and sport, but there are usually no more than two games per week.  Students are welcome to sign up as a team, or as an individual, and can do so by following the links to the entry forms for each sport listed below.

  • Yearbook

    The Gulielmensian is the official Williams College yearbook.

    We have copies of some previous years’ books. Contact Ben Lamb for information.

    Parent Ads for the 2018 Yearbook are now OPEN. To order an ad for your graduating senior, please submit the form below.

    2018 Senior Graduation Ad Order Form

    • Send check made out to "Williams College" for the amount indicated to: Benjamin Lamb, 39 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown, MA 01267
    • Please upload up to 6 images to be included in your congratulatory ad

      PLEASE NOTE: 1/8th and 1/4th page Ads are limited to three (3) images for the sake of sizing.
  • Williams After Dark

    Williams After Dark (WAD) is one of the premier alternative weekend programming options for Williams College students. Funded and coordinated by the Office of Student Life, WAD occurs every Friday Night at Williams, and is dedicated to offering non-alcoholic events and hands on activities in the evenings centered out of the Paresky Center.

    The Williams After Dark Coordinator, Laura Varela, and supervisor Sam Boyden are always looking for new and interesting ideas for WAD events. If you have a new and interesting idea or proposal, fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch!

    To see some of the great programs that Williams After Dark has put on, check out their Facebook Page 


  • Student Host/Servers

    Students wishing to become a Certified Host or Server must be hired by the Office of Student Life. Students interested in this integral part of event management here at Williams should contact Ben Lamb ([email protected]). Certified Hosts and Servers are required to attend weekly staff meetings and are assigned to events throughout the year.

    To be a Certified Host or Server, students must:
    1. Take the Online TIPS Certification course and pass the test, one time during the student’s Williams career.
    2. Take the Host/Server Online Training and pass the included test, each academic year that the student works as a Certified Host or Server. This training can be viewed HERE.
    3. Complete Bystander Intervention Training one time during the student’s Williams career
    4. Be hired by OSL into the role and attend all required staff meetings to remain in good standing.
  • Transportation

    Student Transportation Log

    Any transportation taking place as part of a RSO must be logged using the Student Organization Transportation Log. Failure to do so will result in the removal of funding for the travel and rescission of the organization’s ability to utilize College transportation resources.

    College Vehicles

    The college’s fleet of vehicles is managed by Facilities. Visit their page about College Vehicles.

    School Bus and/or Motorcoach Bus

    Please contact the Programming Coordinator to request a school bus or motorcoach bus, or to inquire about approximate costs.