Williams College Visit Report by sphoenixee
Visit to Williams College in June 2007 by sphoenixee(Student, HS Class of 2008)
(Member since January 30 2007 with 43 posts)
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Information Session: Yes - Great. One student and one admin officer, both were very excited about their school. The student especially had great enthusiasm (certainly not faked), and provided very good information
Campus Tour: Yes - Good, say dorm, classroom, library; basically, the most one can see in the summer. Guide was helpful.
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Campus Visit Notes for Williams College
The one thing I thought most unique and thrilling about Williams was the tutorial system: one class, one prof, two students (ten total, but five diff sections), a whole lot of discussion, debate and hard work (of course lots of learning and fun too :)). They have lots of these, ~600 spots per semester for ~1600 students (this is excluding juniors abroad), so there seems to be an opportunity in this for everyone who wants it at least a few times. Besides the fact one'll be learning a lot, this is also a great opportunity to know the prof and the other student. Sounds like good times.
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
Papa Charlie's on Spring St - very good breakfast for cheap prices (I paid slightly over 3)
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
Special parking for visitors (as in a whole lot).