Williams College Facilities

  • Who We Are

    From hanging a picture to repairing a roof, our carpenters will tackle just about anything! You can always tell when they're around by their cheerful banter (or the sound of drills and hammers).
    Paint Shop
    In addition to keeping campus walls and ceilings looking their best, our painters whip up everything from campus signs to pavement markings. They even hang wallpaper!
    Electrical Trades

    Lighting, of course, but also wiring for alarms, data and telecommunications, emergency power, scoreboards, PA systems, elevators – the Electrical Trades team makes all the connections!

    Mechanical Trades

    Our plumbing and HVAC team (Mechanical Trades) maintain the distribution systems for heat and AC, steam and water, sewers and storm drains, natural gas and propane, and a whole lot more.

    Planning and Construction

    The successful planning and building of facilities that enhance the mission of the College is the responsibility of the Planning & Construction team. Look for them under the hard hats.

    Cars and Drivers
    Reserve a college van, check out our commercial rental agreements, find a driver, or reserve a Zipcar. You can find whatever you need ... but not this beauty!
    From lawns and fields to roads and parking lots, our groundskeepers work year-round – indoors and out – to maintain college landscapes, hardscapes and athletic facilities. Wave when you see them!
    Heating Plant

    Our combined heat and power plant supplies the campus with steam for heating and hot water.  It also produces 20% of the electricity consumed on campus.

    Lock Shop
    Our locksmiths will never leave you out in the cold! They take care of all kinds of locks and lock systems – from traditional keys to the card access system.

    Nine cracker jack custodial teams make sure our 100+ academic and administrative buildings and dorms are kept clean. They appreciate all the help you can give!


    Williams is committed to recycling everything we can. Our recyclers even work with local farms to provide animal bedding made from shredded paper!

  • What’s Happening Now

    There are dozens of Facilities projects going on at any given time. Most happen behind the scenes. But here are a few that may affect your normal routine:

    Hollander Hall Lawn Excavation

    June 16th - June 20th The Facilities department will be doing excavation for a new medium voltage duct bank to the northeast of Hollander Hall starting Monday, June 16th. Weather dependent, work should be done by the end of the week. Click on title for more information.

    Weston Field on-going

    The entire Weston Field Complex is offline for everyone as the renovation project remains on-going. Click on the title for more information

    Campus Fiber Replacement Project

    November: As part of the ongoing fiber replacement project occurring throughout campus, surveying existing fiber counts will continue through the month.

    West College Parking Lot Asphalt Repairs

    Parking Disruption
    Beginning at 6:00 AM on 6/18/14 and continuing through 3:30 PM on 6/19/14 the parking lot on the west side of West College will be closed for large asphalt repairs. Click on title for more information.
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