Intent to Enroll in the Fall 2020 – message from Dean Sandstrom


COVID-19 Update

The Dean’s Office is operating remotely starting Wednesday, March 18th until further notice. While our office is not physically open, we continue to support students as they navigate this global crisis. Please review these answers to your most frequently asked questions and these guidelines and resources for remote learning. And feel free to schedule a virtual meeting or phone call.

Behavioral Expectations

  • Adhering to the college’s hygiene guidelines on handwashing, cleaning, and sanitization of shared spaces and contact surfaces
  • Wearing masks or other protective face coverings when inside of a campus building or outside when social distancing is not possible
  • Social distancing of more than 6’ when outside of your room
  • Limiting or prohibiting visitors, including perhaps requiring you to not have any guests in your own room and not visiting others in their dorms or rooms, or requiring you to maintain close contact with only a limited number of other individuals
  • Limiting or prohibiting your ability to gather in groups
  • Prohibiting events, parties, or get togethers, or restricting them to specific sizes, locations, or types of events
  • [Undergraduate Students] Submitting to temperature checks, monitoring your wellness on an ongoing basis, and promptly reporting any symptoms to  to Student Health Services as directed  https://health.williams.edu/thompson-health-center-medical-services-covid-19-response/
  • [Graduate Students] Submitting to temperature checks, monitoring your wellness on an ongoing basis, and promptly reporting any symptoms to  to Williamstown Medical Associates as directed http://www.berkshirehealthsystems.org/wma
  • Answering questions and otherwise cooperating as may be necessary for effective contact tracing
  • Not leaving campus if prohibited by travel restrictions that may be in place from time to time and complying with any required isolation upon your return from an approved trip
  • Complying strictly with all quarantine or isolation directives, which may confine you to an individual room with very limited exceptions and may require enhanced temperature or pulse oximeter reporting


Marlene Sandstrom
Dean Marlene Sandstrom

A Warm Invitation to All Students

Your time at Williams will be transformative, exciting, fun, and sometimes very challenging. We’re here to ensure that you can meet those challenges and take full advantage of all the opportunities and resources Williams has to offer.

My colleagues who work directly with the Dean of the College include committed professionals in:

Please feel free to reach out to us at any point and for any reason. We’re here for you!