Welcome home, Williams Firsts

Williams Firsts are a community of students who are the first in their families to go to college, the first in their communities to travel away after high school, the first in their high schools to attend a college like Williams, and more. If you aren’t sure, you’re not alone. To be a First at Williams is to instantly have a home with others, despite being someplace unfamiliar.

Taking one’s first steps into higher education is no small feat. Being a First takes grit, tenacity, and a willingness to venture into uncharted territory. Yet despite these common traits, Firsts come from all walks of life. Being a First is only a part of an incredibly rich identity. Firsts are our academics, performers, our athletes, our international community, our non-traditional and veteran students. They’re students of color, students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, neurodivergent students, students of all gender identities and sexual orientations. Each carries their unique experience and talents wherever they go– enriching the Williams community inside and outside of the classroom.

Williams Firsts, welcome home.

If you are an incoming student who would like to participate in Williams Firsts events and receive Firsts communications, please request to join.