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Student Life

Williamstown is an attractive New England town located in the Berkshires of northwestern Massachusetts.

Students in the Berkshires. Photo courtesy of the Clark.

Williams, the Clark, WCMA, and MASS MoCA offer active film, theater, music, dance, and athletic programs. These supplement the area’s rich array of other summer festivals, including Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Students also travel to New York, Boston, and other nearby cities and museums for course-related field trips.


Entering students usually live at Fort Hoosac, a Willams maintained house a short walk from the Clark. Fort Hoosac includes a dozen furnished, network-wired, single rooms on the upper floors, with shared baths, as well as a living room, dining room, and kitchen facilities. Cost of college housing is approximately $6,000. Fort Hoosac is the site of a number of social events during the year and is also convenient for after-hours study and discussion. Second-year students generally live off campus in rented houses or apartments, many of which are passed from generation to generation.

Fort Hoosac

Student Resources

Students enrolled in the Program have access to all resources for students at Williams College, including