Nov. 6 - Nov 12, 2023

Even though there isn't as much daylight, there's still plenty of time to get outside this semester. All events are open to the Williams College community.


HIKECEUM! Postponed to 11/19! – Invite a professor/staff member to enjoy the outdoors together 🙂

If you liked Doddceum or Lyceum, check out Hikeceum, WOC’s NEW version of outdoor bonding with a professor or staff member over a hike. This leisurely students and staff hike/walk will be held on Sunday, November 19th from 1:00 - 2:30 PM on a beautiful late fall afternoon in Hopkins Memorial Forest. Sign up on the form below and invite your favorite professor or staff member!! https://forms.gle/CAG4eX1WG7W45foQ6 

Jiminy Peak one time only special ski pass sale for faculty and staff

They will also be offering up the full time college student only pass - which can be purchased at anytime - but convenient if you wanted to pick it up now in the hopes of early snow!

Come to the tabling area of Paresky on Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 3pm - 5:30pm!!

See attached PDF price listing!

REMINDER - Interested in the winter study LEAD 18 - SOLO Wilderness First Responder - emergency medicine course - sign up when winter study registration opens up soon!  This is a continuous 9-day, 72-hour comprehensive hands on, in-depth look at the standards and skills of dealing with wilderness based medical emergencies. The course runs nine consecutive days Jan 3 - Jan. 11 from 9AM–5PM. The instructor will be provided by SOLO (Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities). Cost is $475. If interested please submit a statement of purpose by Nov. 20 to [log in to unmask], explaining why you want to take the course and hope to gain from the experience.

Facility Schedules

The WOC Equipment Room

Will be open M – Th, 12:30 —1:30 PM, & F 12–2 pm - Level M Paresky

Bouldering Barn Open Hours

Come visit the WOC Bouldering Facility located on Walden St. and Hoxsey. Climbing shoes and chalk are provided. Bring a water bottle! There will only be room for 10 climbers and 1 staff person in the space at one time.  Before walking to the Bouldering Barn click here to check the (mostly) current number of users in the building.

M & W 7 pm - 9 pm, 

Th 4 pm - 7 pm (Thursday 4-5:30pm are non-cis-male hours),

F 2 - 4 pm

Sa & Su 2 pm - 5 pm

Activities - (Click here for extra information - i.e. mileage, elevation, etc.)


Learn to roll a whitewater kayak - you’ve already got the flipping over part - but how to get it back up right - that’s the trick!!  Come to the college pool, 7:30 PM with a bathing suit and we’ll start the learning!!  Questions - email [log in to unmask] (no sign up required)


Weekly sunrise hike – a “wake up” and down trek on Pine Cobble

Meet on Paresky steps, Baxter lawn side) at 5:55 AM for a dawn good sunrise hike - (sunrise at 6:37 AM). This is a 3 mile round trip hike with one thousand foot elevation gain to get your blood flowing and endorphins coursing through your veins!! Dress for the chilly weather and wear good footwear for a trail that will be wet, muddy and rocky! Bring a filled water bottle, headlamp/flashlight and a cup for hot drinks. Return to campus by 8:45AM. Please sign up on this form or email [log in to unmask] with any questions!


Rock Climbing Bouldering Trip in Bromley Forest

We’ll be bringing crash pads out to a couple of different rocks in Bromley Forest and climbing on them! You must have experience outdoor bouldering or moderate indoor experience. We’ll be breaking up into small groups and doing some projecting. Meet at the WOC equipment room at 9:30 AM to check equipment before loading up on a college van for the drive to Bromley Forest. The drive will be about an hour each way. Expect to return around 3 PM. Wear stretchy clothes and dress for the weather — this means layers and potentially gloves. Bring a lunch, a full water bottle (or two), and climbing shoes if you have them! If not, they can be borrowed from the equipment room. Sign up on this form and please contact Ben Connor ([log in to unmask]) with any questions!

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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Ben Oliver (he/him)



Williams Outing Club

Paresky Center, Room 218

Williamstown, MA 01267


We respectfully acknowledge that Williams College stands on the ancestral homelands of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans, who are the indigenous peoples of the region now called Williamstown. Following tremendous hardship after being forced from their valued homelands, they continued as a sovereign Tribal Nation in Wisconsin, which is where they reside today. We pay honor and respect to their ancestors past and present as we commit to building a more inclusive and equitable space for all.

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