October 5 – October 11th

Hello WOC family!  Come check out some of the awesome outdoor events we have going on this week. All events are open to the Williams College community. 



MOUNTAIN DAY????  Listen for the bells to ring out!!

Mountain Day HIKES - Spots still open for Stone hill hikes

This year, Mountain Day will be running 49 hikes from on-campus to nearby locations to enjoy the wonderful fall foliage! You will need to sign up ahead of time for a hike this year. We ask that you sign up for just one trip to ensure room for everyone. You must be enrolled on-campus to participate in official hikes.

On Mountain Day, you’ll meet your hike group in Frosh Quad and leave from there! Please remember to arrive on time, wear a mask, bring water, and bring good shoes for walking/hiking. You’ll receive an email with more specifics about your hike and what you need to bring.

Sign up to join a Mountain Day hike here!


Have you ever felt like the day was so nice that you just had to be outside? Do you want to know if any random or spontaneous adventures are happening in the moment? Or do you want to get the most up to date info about WOC and trips? Join the Spontaneous Outings GroupMe chat: https://groupme.com/join_group/49777669/oX67kG5V


Register to vote (too important for exclamation points) The Williams College Athletic Dept., which WOC is a part of, is participating in the NESCAC All-In Voter Challenge.  Some of the Williams Athletic teams have already achieved 100% voter registration.  Wouldn’t it be amazing if everyone on this listserve registered and voted?  Please go to the link above and register to vote (takes 2 minutes) if you have not already done so.  You can take the pledge to vote at the same time.  If you are already registered at home and plan to vote absentee, thank you.  


Volunteer with Hopkins Forest with Lehman Community Engagement!

Saturdays October 10, 17, and 24th, 8am-12pm

Help out with trail maintenance, weeding, planting, and more with Williams' own nature preserve! Sign up here, and feel free to reach out to Allison Li (awl4) with any questions!



The WOC Equipment Room will be open Monday – Friday from 12 pm -2 pm by appointment only.  Open to all members of the Williams community.  WOC memberships are not required at the present time due to restricted amounts of equipment available.  As restrictions are eased on what equipment may be borrowed, this policy may change

You need to email [log in to unmask]  prior to 6 pm on the day before you would like to borrow the gear in order to reserve equipment, an equipment room manager will respond with details and an appointment time.   Loan period will be 1 week.  Please see attached PDF of equipment available for loan.





Simmer up Stone Hill - Help the sun burn off the morning mist to reveal a stunning fall vista, and make a cup of cocoa (or oatmeal!) while you're at it! Join Lyza and Gavin at 8 AM outside Paresky for a walk to Stone Hill, where we’ll run a quick tutorial on how to use backpacking stoves - a miracle of convenience which anyone can learn. Savor your favorite morning drink and take in the view. Sign up with this form, or by emailing [log in to unmask]. (Use the same email for questions or concerns - Capacity is 5). 


Weekly sunrise hike “wake up” and down Pine Cobble - witness sunrise at 6:59AM. Meet on Paresky steps at 5:30 AM.  Dress for the weather ( bring extra layers) footwear for a trail that can be wet, muddy and always rocky! Headlamps are highly recommended (I’ll have extras if needed!) bring a filled water bottle and a cup for hot drinks.  Return to campus by 9:00AM.   Please Contact Scott, [log in to unmask] to reserve a spot! (capacity is 10)




The Williams Outing Club (est. 1915)

Find us online at woc.williams.edu and @WOCstagram!

Equipment Room: Paresky, Level M

WOC Office: 2nd Floor Paresky

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Scott Lewis
Williams Outing Club
39 Chapin Hall Dr.
Williamstown, MA  01267

Wk Ph# (413) 597 - 2317 
Mobile  # (413) 884 - 5222
FAX     # (413) 597 - 4742

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