The Paresky Center is the heart of the Williams campus–students, faculty, staff, and community members all merge into one in this vibrant and dynamic space. There are spaces in which to study, eat, go to class, perform, relax, watch movies, hang out with friends and professors, and hold meetings and events.
The centerpiece of the building, Baxter Great Hall, is considered the “campus living room.” The soaring high ceiling with clerestory windows allows in lots of natural light, and the wood and slate give a feel of a modern ski lodge.
Also on the first floor you will find two dining venues (Whitmans’ and the Lee Snack Bar), the Jessica Park Mailroom, and two classroom/meeting rooms.
On the second floor you’ll find the Student Activities Resource Center (which includes offices for College Council & MinCo, a meeting room, and a common area that offers computers, a printer, and a lounge), and the Nutting Family Record Office, home to the College’s student newspaper. The Office of Student Life, Academic Resources, the Chaplains’ Office, the Grossman Outing Club, the Health Center Annex, and three classroom/meeting rooms are also located on the second floor.
In the basement, you’ll find the Luetkemeyer Lounge, which includes seating, billiards, ping pong, air hockey, and foos-ball. A 150-seat auditorium, Grab & Go, and the ’82 Grill are also found in the lower level of the building.
Paresky is open from 7am – 2am every day during the academic year, except during break periods. Students also have card access into Paresky from 2am – 7am, Sunday mornings through Thursday mornings.
Hours during break periods and during the summer are announced to the campus community through Daily Messages.