November 18 - November 22

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. 



**See added friday hike**


The Williams Outing Club will be collecting gently used coats and warm clothing for any Williams students in need of warm winter clothing. Any donations will be available to students and community members through a free, long-term borrowing program. Students will be able to borrow items for as long as they need, with the hopes they either return the clothing in the spring or pass it along to others when they’re through. 

We will be collecting from students, faculty, and staff and accepting donations throughout the winter- we highly encourage any students heading home for break to bring any unneeded warm clothing back to school in February. The donation drop-off will be in the locked boxes of Paresky 1st floor near the Park Street entrance- any and all donations are greatly appreciated!!

Deer Hunting Season in our area has beGUN (rifle/shotgun)

VT: Nov. 14 - Nov. 29

NY: Nov. 21- Dec. 13

MA: Nov. 30 - Dec. 12 (no hunting on sundays in MA)

*If going into the woods - Be aware and A-wear bright colors!!


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.




LAST Weekly sunrise hike of the semester “wake up” and down Pine Cobble - witness the  sunrise at 6:42AM. Meet on Paresky steps at 5:45 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 8:45AM.   Please Contact Scott, [log in to unmask] to reserve a spot! (capacity is 7)

Hike in Buxton Ravine Heading back to a big city? Enjoy the nature of Williamstown one last time with this moderately strenuous hike. We’ll leave from Paresky steps at 11:30 and be back by 3. Sign up here and email [log in to unmask] with questions.


WOC(k) Skipping at the Hoosic: Come take a break to go rock skipping by the Hoosic! Don’t know how to skip rocks? Come to learn how! Consider yourself an expert rock skipper capable of making the Olympics? Come show off your skills! Leaving from the Dennett side of Mission at 1:30pm. Please email Danny ([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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