Many students are considering taking semesters off or gap years. The College will let them. 

Forty-three percent of rising first-years surveyed by the Record said they would likely take a gap year if classes remained online in the fall, and 68 percent of surveyed current non-senior students would “seriously consider” taking the fall semester off if it were held remotely. Despite the challenges that a greatly decreased enrollment would pose, administrators said the College will not prevent students from taking gap years or leaves of absence.

Hundreds support Williamstown through remote fun run

Professor of Economics Sara LaLumia has a tradition of traveling to races with her mother: The professor usually runs a half-marathon, while her mother, who lives in Pennsylvania, runs a 5K. The pair continued that tradition recently — though this time with no travel involved — through a virtual fun run and day of physical fitness organized by Williams for Williamstown, a student-led initiative to buy food and other supplies from Berkshire businesses for medical workers in the area, and Williams Student Athlete Advisory Committee.