Get ready to reconnect with friends and classmates in the Purple Valley. Whether you’ve come to every reunion or haven’t set foot on campus since graduation, we hope you’ll join us for a wonderful weekend.
We are still looking for volunteers to help with the Class Book and the Reconnect efforts so if you have any interest in helping a little or a lot, please email the 25th Reunion Program or see below to contact the committee chairs directly.
Reunion registration will open in March 2019. However, you may want to think about reunion accommodations now, particularly if you are planning on staying off campus. We will be headquartered in Mission Park, and when you register for reunion next spring, you will also be able to reserve dorm rooms for the weekend. If you prefer to stay off-campus, we have some reserved rooms at local hotels under "Class of 1994" and there is also a list of all hotel options in the area for your information.
While our reunion events are still to be finalized, this '93 Reunion Schedule will give you a sense of the kinds of activities planned for the weekend. You'll see there is a wide variety of activities for kids, families and alums throughout the weekend.
For answers to many questions about the 25th Reunion, check out our 25th FAQs below.
Calling all artists and creative thinkers!
We need a cool and uniquely-Eph '94 logo for our 25th reunion, and we want your help. Anyone in the class (including family members) is welcome to submit design ideas for our 25th logo. From printed materials to 1994 swag, the logo design will be featured on many reunion items. See the links below for examples of past logos and instructions. The winning artist will receive a credit of $300 towards reunion attendance fees (as well as a swag bag), so start working on your ideas now. The deadline for submitting your logo suggestion(s) is August 15, 2018.
Download Logo Contest Instructions
Each 25th reunion class produces a book featuring autobiographical essays from its members. The book is conceived and edited by the Class Book Committee and often includes historical photos, comments from the president, and essays written by members of the class. This keepsake is sent in the spring, prior to Reunion Weekend, to all members of the class, regardless of whether they plan to attend reunion. The 25th Reunion Office oversees and guides this project to completion.
We will be mailing everyone examples of submissions from previous class books in September 2018. In the meantime, be thinking about taking fun photos of you and your family and friends this summer to share in the book. And if you have some extra time this summer, pull out your old Williams photos from the '90s - we want those too!
We are looking for volunteers to help with the Class Book, so if you'd like to help, please contact the 25th Reunion Program or the Class Book Co-Chairs below.
The deadline for personal submissions for 1994's Class Book is October 31, 2018.
Class Book Committee
Friday evening is a casual dinner buffet for the whole family under the tent on Poker Flats with games and activities available on the lawn, weather permitting. (If rain forces us indoors to the Towne Field House, there will be organized activities there, too.)
On Saturday there is a separate 25th kids dinner and activities supervised by counselors at the Williamstown Youth Center (WYC), 66 School Street. This is included in your child's registration fees but it does require advance registration. To sign up, please complete the sign-up sheet and submit to the 25th Reunion Office when you register for reunion in the spring. Parents should plan to check-in their children at WYC at 5:00pm (as well as sign waivers and permission slips – all ages). Dinner starts at 5:00pm. Following dinner, kids will be divided into groups by age and interest. Several choices will be available:
• Arts & crafts
• Outdoor (weather permitting) playground and games like basketball, tetherball, Capture the Flag, etc.
• Movies on large screen TV
• Games like dodgeball in the indoor gym
• Foosball, pool or ping pong
• Quiet time in the Learning Center or the Computer Lab
• Walk to Images Cinema on Spring Street for movies
• Play age-appropriate video games in the game truck
• Trip to Ramblewild for kids 11 and older
WYC counselors will be in charge of each of the groups and a 25th staff person will be on hand at WYC. Groups leaving WYC will compile a list with the name of each child who is away from WYC. Parents are expected to pick up their child(ren) by 11:30pm.
On Saturday a group of teens who have pre-registered will go to Ramblewild ropes course, 5:30-10:00pm. Parents of teens going to Ramblewild need to check-in their child(ren) by 5:00pm, so teens can eat and leave on the 5:30pm bus. The bus will not wait! To sign up for Ramblewild, when you register for reunion in the spring, please complete the waiver and submit both the waiver and $30 payment to the 25th Reunion Office.
Teens at WYC will be able to enjoy their own space in WYC. Following dinner, teens can choose from the range of activities above or play Xbox (for teens 12 and older) in the Teen room.
To see the kinds of children's activities planned for reunion weekend, here's a link to the Children's Activities for Reunion 2018 for all reunion classes.
What is the registration deadline?
Online registration for reunion opens mid-March 2019 and closes on May 29, 2019. If you miss the online registration, you are still welcome and encouraged to attend reunion, but please register in person when you arrive to campus at the 25th Reunion Headquarters in Mission Park.
Where do I check in when I arrive to campus?
25th Reunion alums should check in at Mission Park to pick up a schedule, class mementos, and dorm room keys.
What are 25th Reunion check-in hours?
Thursday: noon-11 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.- 7 p.m.
If you registered for College housing but arrive after check-in closes for the night, visit Security (Hopkins Hall, lower level) for access to your dorm room.
May I receive a registration refund if I have to cancel my plans to attend reunion?
If you need to cancel your registration and would like to receive a refund, email Conny Isby in the 25th Reunion Program at [email protected] with your information, and depending on timing, status of '94 class account, and number of total cancellations, we'll determine whether or not a refund (full or partial) may be granted.
Where can I find out information about the reunion program?
We haven't finalized the '94 Reunion schedule yet, but you can review the ’93 schedule of events and the overall 2018 reunion schedule to get a sense for the kinds of activities that are planned.
Where can I park on campus?
Parking on campus can be a challenge during reunion, so we suggest you park in the lot behind Thompson (the old Infirmary), in front of Poker Flats. If you are staying in the dorm, unload in the spaces along the north side of Mission and then move your car to the Thompson lot. If you do park elsewhere on campus, please pay attention to posted signs and time restrictions. Williamstown police will ticket violators.
I’m interested in sharing a ride. Where do I find fellow carpoolers?
If you’re looking for a ride to town, or willing to offer one, you can connect with classmates via the '94 Facebook page or use the Williams Switchboard to connect with other reunion attendees.
What’s the dress code?
Bring comfortable, casual clothes for the weekend. The Saturday evening reception and dinner are a bit dressier, but ties are not required. Remember that Williamstown in June could be boiling hot or cold and windy – there is even the occasional downpour. It would be wise to check the forecast before you come! Don't forget: our dinners will be on grass under a tent, so keep that in mind when selecting footwear.
How do I sign up for golf at Taconic?
All tee times for play at Taconic must be reserved through classmate Rob Bice, '94 golf chair, starting in March 2019. Tee times are very limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Rob at
[email protected] or (630)291-7781 by May 1st if you would like to play during the weekend (Taconic’s Pro Shop will refer calls to Rob, so save a step and contact him directly). He’s trying to set up some friendly competition, so tee it up.
What is the cost to stay in on campus housing?
The cost is $80 per bed for the entire weekend. You can reserve a room through the online reunion registration or on the reunion registration form in your packet. Rooms contain one single bed, but you may bring sleeping bags and an air mattress for a child or children to share your room at no additional cost. Babysitters attending reunion with your family are housed in the dorm at no cost. If you prefer to stay in a nearby hotel, here is a list of local hotels.
Can I be housed with my friends?
We automatically house families together. If you’d like to be housed near friends, when you register for housing, please list the friends you’d like to be near and we will do our best to room you together in a suite or on the same floor.
Will sheets and towels be provided in the college rooms?
Yes. No need to bring your own linens if you are staying in college housing, although some classmates bring their own linens and towels for comfort. You will be provided basic sheets, 1 blanket, 1 pillow and 1 towel per bed registration.
Can I find out where I am housed on campus before I come to town for Reunion?
Housing is finalized just before reunion so unfortunately we cannot let people know in advance of Reunion weekend where they are housed. However, if you know you will be arriving on campus after 25th Reunion Check-in has closed, please let the 25th Reunion Program know and we can get you your room information just before you arrive to campus.
Can my pet stay with me in on-campus housing?
No, pets are not allowed in college housing. Pets are allowed on the campus grounds, but not in campus buildings unless you have a medical need. Please look for local kennels, or speak to local hotels/rentals about pet accommodations.
Are the rooms air conditioned? Do they have private bathrooms?
The rooms are not air conditioned. Dorm rooms do NOT have private bathrooms. They are the same dormitories that you remember from your years as students, communal bathrooms and all!
What childcare is available during reunion?
Friday night: The 25th Reunion Program will have Reunion Rangers organizing games and activities for '94 kids during the family dinner at Poker Flats.
Saturday: There is an extensive family activities program on Saturday during the day. We haven't finalized the specifics for Reunion 2019, but details on family activities from Reunion 2018 can be found here.
Saturday night: The 25th Reunion Program provides a separate kids dinner and activities (for kids 5+) supervised by counselors at the Williamstown Youth Center from 5 p.m – 11:30 p.m. This is included in your kids' reunion fees but does require advance registration. Parents should plan to drop their kids off at 5 p.m. (as well as sign waivers and permission slips). Dinner starts at 5 p.m. Following dinner, kids will be divided into groups by age and interest. Many choices will be available including but not limited to: arts & crafts, outdoor games (basketball, tetherball, Capture the Flag), dodgeball, foosball, ping pong, quiet time in the Learning Center or Computer Lab, excursions to Images Cinema for a movie, and video games. Teens (11+) will also have the opportunity to go to local high ropes course Ramblewild. Pre-registration for Ramblewild is required (cost $30). You will have the opportunity to sign up for both programs when reunion registration opens in March 2019. Please contact the 25th Reunion Program if you have any questions.
Will I have cell-phone service in Williamstown?
How can I access the campus wireless network?
We’ll provide you with directions on how to connect to our network upon arrival to campus.
Will the pool be open?
Samuelson and Muir swimming pool will be open Thursday-Friday afternoon from 2- 5pm and Saturday 1-4pm.
Where can I find driving directions, travel information, hotel information, etc?
Check out the Visitor’s Guide: http://www.williams.edu/home/visitors/
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Contact the 25th Reunion Program at 25th[email protected] or 413-597-4208.
Communication and Reconnection Committee
This group reconnects and networks with classmates, uses social media tools to remind and encourage record-breaking turnout by 1994ers! We need more classmates to help reach all our scattered geographies and affiliations (frosh entries, teams and clubs, etc.), so please contact the 25th Reunion Program or the Co-Chairs below if you are interested in helping.
Find our class on Facebook.
Heather Morse Hall
Kara Berklich Weber (Social Media Chair)
This year, spearheaded by the ’94 Leadership Committee and the Alumni Fund agent team, the Class of ’94 will seek continued support for the Alumni Fund and will also be supporting the Class of 1994 Endowed Gift, a gift to Williams from the Class of '94 that will be your legacy for years to come.
The 25th Reunion is the first of two times (the second is the 50th Reunion) when a class will have the opportunity to come together to fund an endowed class gift at Williams. The Leadership Committee, headed up by Upacala Mapatuna and Brad Kroh, was tasked with creating possible options for the Class Gift. These ideas were reviewed in depth by a broad range of volunteers from the class who made it to Williamstown to participate in the 25th Reunion Planning Meeting this past April. That group selected three top options based on several criteria, including the importance of the initiative relative to the college’s priorities, the magnitude of impact the class can have on an area of the college, and the level of broad appeal to a range of alums across the class.
In order to choose which of these three options will be the 25th Reunion endowed Class Gift, we asked for your input through a class-wide survey. The survey closed on July 23rd and we will be announcing the results and our 25th class gift shortly.
In addition to the Class Gift, please note that during the 25th Reunion, the class will also be supporting the Alumni Fund, led by Susie Wood Waesco and Jon Aborn (and a great group of Class Agents). As you may know, the Alumni Fund provides Williams with unrestricted financial support that is critical in helping cover the college’s most pressing needs.
Over the years, recent 25th classes have made gifts to the college ranging from $2 million to $10 million that have helped to fund initiatives such as faculty endowment, scholarships, new construction and building renovations.
Gifts and pledges to the Class of 1994 Endowed Gift and to the Alumni Fund will count toward the 25th Reunion Fund total. The magnitude of individual gifts varies, based on each donor’s financial capacity and his or her inclination to give to Williams. Nonetheless, most class members who participate in the 25th Reunion Fund stretch to make the largest commitment they have ever considered to Williams.
Co-Chairs: Upacala Mapatuna and Brad Kroh
Christy Williams Wyskiel
Jon Aborn (Class Agent)
Susan Wood Waesco (Class Agent)
Alumni Fund Agent Team
Download a Statement of Intent
By Securities Transfer
By Cash Wire Transfer
Send check payable to "Williams College" to:
Williams College 25th Reunion
75 Park Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
Does your company have a matching gift program? Ask your human resources department about matching your charitable donation.
All gifts, no matter the amount or the giving method, count as part of Teach It Forward: The Campaign for Williams.
25th Reunion Committees
Co-Chairs: Vikas Lunia and Tibisay Salerno
Rob Bice (Golf Chair)
Grace Kim Caddell
Communication and Reconnection
Co-Chairs: Upacala Mapatuna and Brad Kroh
Christy Williams Wyskiel
Jon Aborn (Class Agent)
Susan Wood Waesco (Class Agent)
***If you’d like to join any of the committees, please contact the 25th Reunion Program at [email protected] or feel free to reach out to the committee chairs directly.***