Social media lets Williams engage in ongoing conversations with current and prospective students, faculty, and staff, as well as alumni, families, colleagues, fans, and friends about what is most important to them, strengthening connections and extending the community found on the Williams campus to the world.
In addition to maintaining the college’s main social media presence, we provide advice and consultation to college departments, faculty and staff; hold training sessions that cover the basics as well as more specific platforms; and maintain a content schedule that tells the Williams story from many different perspectives.
Advice and Consulting
Wondering how to use Snapchat? Trying to get your Facebook posts in the news feeds of more people? Want to use Twitter to promote your research, but don’t know where to start? We’d love to help. Contact Shannon O’Brien, the college’s social media strategist.
If you’re on campus and thinking about developing a social media presence for your office or department, take a look at the college’s social media guidelines to get an idea of where to begin.
Our Work in Social Media
The Williams College Office of Communications maintains several active accounts, and we keep a social media directory of active social media profiles of Williams offices, organizations, and groups.
We occasionally host Twitter Q&A sessions or “Tweet-ups,” particularly for prospective students to learn about Williams. Take a look at one of our past tweet-ups for the Class of 2018.
The Office of Communications also maintains a Tumblr for Arts at Williams.