Commencement at Williams is a moving and joyous occasion for families as well as for graduating seniors. Here are resources and suggestions to help ensure the experience is comfortable and relaxing, as well as exciting, for all.
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Getting to Williamstown
Various approaches–by trains, plains, automobiles, and buses–follow. Families flying into Albany or Hartford should keep in mind that ground transportation from those airports to Williamstown means renting a car or hiring a driver.
Driving directions (Google)
Where to Stay
While Williamstown and nearby communities offer a wide range of lodging, venues closest to campus get booked early, so make your reservations as early as possible. It’s very difficult to cancel hotel/motel rooms and receive a refund for this weekend, so if for some reason you don’t need a reserved room, you can try offering it on Williams Switchboard.
- Area hotels, motels, inns
- Visitor’s Guide: Where to Stay in the Berkshires
- Airbnb resource
- Destination Williamstown
Nearby Dining Options
Suggestions from Berkshire Menus
Tickets are only needed for the Baccalaureate Service and indoor Commencement. Holding Commencement inside only happens in the case of extreme weather. Each senior will automatically get 4 tickets for indoor Commencement. Baccalaureate tickets are by request only. Read more about tickets here.