Video & Photography


The Office of Communications increasingly employs video to convey the diverse Williams narrative of people, place, and experience. You can see some of our recent work here, and browse our entire collection of videos on the college’s YouTube Channel.

We also help share large-scale events like Commencement with the wider world through livestreaming and/or video capture, though we’re not equipped as a media services operation to record lectures and performances on a regular basis.

If you’re a member of the Williams community with an idea for a video, please contact us at 413.597.4277 or Likewise, if you’re a student with an interest in video and multimedia, please be in touch about opportunities to do such work.

For members of the media seeking to videotape or take photos on campus, please see our media relations policies.


Williams maintains a collection of campus images on Flickr. Please observe all copyright and credit information when using these images. If you are looking for an image that is not online, you may e-mail requests to

The Office of Communications hires photographers for large-scale campus events such as Commencement. If you would like to hire a photographer to document your campus event, please check with the Office of Communications to see if we have an existing contract with him or her.

All photographers hired by the college are required to sign a work for hire agreement. Photographers should view the digital specifications document.

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    Creating Knowledge - Williams College

    The senior thesis at Williams College
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    Williams Commencement 2014

    Families, friends and the Williams community gathered to celebrate the Class of 2014.
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    Porter's Piano - Taylor Halperin '14 says goodbye to Williams

    When Cole Porter died in 1964, he left his 40-acre summer estate, Buxton Hill, and its contents to Williams College. His gift included a Bechstein grand piano, upon which he wrote most of the score of his best-known musical, Kiss Me, Kate. The piano now has a home in Thompson Memorial Chapel. With Williams' 2014 commencement only a few days away, Taylor Halperin performs "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye," one of Porter's most celebrated pieces.
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    WALLS - Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces

    Living with an original artwork is something that few people experience. Now, Williams students have the chance to develop deep and memorable experiences with an artwork over an entire semester when they borrow a work from the Williams College Museum of Art. WALLS—Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces—is a new program that invites students to take an original artwork out on loan from a collection dedicated to this purpose. Student pick-up day for the fall semester is Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Visit for full details.
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    Congratulations Class of 2018

    Our students are excited to welcome you to Williams.
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    The Williams College Department of Music

    At Williams, students experience a deeply communal and intensely personal relationship with music. Majors and non-majors alike can perform alongside and get instruction from leading composers, performers, and instructors.
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    How Williams Works, Financially

    Students, faculty, staff, and friends of Williams explain the money, the math, and the mission of the college. To see what Williams President Adam Falk has to say about affordability go here
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    Ringing Out 2013 in Style!

    Happy Holidays from your friends at Williams.
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    Williams Mountain Day 2013

    Every year, on a suitable October Friday, Williams' president declares a spontaneous holiday, and students flock to the hills and mountains that surround the college. This video captures Mountain Day 2013, celebrated October 18. Learn more