Hopkins Hall

Named in memory of Mark Hopkins, Class of 1824,
and President of Williams College 1836-72

880 Main Street
43,700 Sq. Ft.

Hopkins Hall, 2011
Hopkins Hall, 2011

About Hopkins Hall

Based on the Romanesque style of H.H. Richardson, Hopkins was built as a memorial to Mark Hopkins (d. 1887). Built in 1897, Hopkins was gutted to the shell and completely renovated in 1988 with an addition on the north end.

Hopkins houses the main administrative offices of the college. These include the President, Provost, Dean of the College, Dean of the Faculty, VPs for Strategic Planning & Institutional Diversity, Student Life, and Finance, as well as the Controller and Registrar and the offices of Trust & Estate Administration, Financial Aid, Communications, and Campus Safety & Security.

Major Construction History

Date Project Cost
1897 Built
Architect: Francis Allen & Kenway (Boston)
1956 Restoration
Designed by: Peter P. Welanetz, PE
1967 Steam tunnel to Stetson Library
Engineer: Lockwood Greene Co.
1987 Asbestos removal $159,340
1987-89 Total renovation:
floor & wall removal; new addition
Architect: Architectural Resources Cambridge, Inc.
General Contractor: Barry Bette and Led Duke
1993 Hopkins/Sawyer: air conditioning $745,942