The Department of Physical Education and Athletics offers many opportunities for recreation, including fitness classes, intramural sports, and excursions with the Williams Outing Club (WOC).
Additionally, Williams has an active club sport program, including ultimate frisbee, rugby, equestrian, cycling, fencing, volleyball, sailing, water polo, and more. More than 60% of Williams students compete on at least one varsity, junior varsity, or club team.
Williams offers many opportunities for students to earn P.E. credit. In addition to quarterly offerings which include racquet sports, boot camp, yoga, and ice skating, students may also earn P.E. credit from club or JV sports and classes offered by the Dance Department.
Williams’ P.E. requirement includes four credits of physical activity and a mandatory swim test to encourage students to develop lifelong healthy habits.
Faculty, Staff and their families can access the athletics facility with ID cards obtained through the Department of Safety and Security located in Hopkins Hall. Community members may also gain access through paid membership by contacting Jill Mendel at 413-597-4127 in the Controller’s office. Full year (January 1 – December 31), half-year (January 1 – June 30 or June 1 – December 31), and summer (June 1 – August 31) memberships are available to Williamstown residents and Williams alumni. If you are interested in a temporary pass, please contact Karen Ware at 413-597-3511. For more information on fitness classes please click on the community recreation tab.