Information for Family and Friends
Thank you for supporting your student’s interest in a semester at Williams-Mystic. Here you’ll find a collection of information and resources that you may find helpful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. In the case of an emergency, you may always contact our office at (860) 572-5359 ext. 4.
Students have U.S. mail, fax, and internet services made readily available to them for both academic purposes and personal communication.
Mailing address for students:
75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT 06355
Offshore Sailing Field Seminar
On our Offshore Field Seminar, students are required to surrender their cell phones before boarding the ship and do not have access to email. Throughout the field seminar, we will periodically share updates from the vessel and a link to track its progress on social media. If a student must be contacted urgently, please contact the Executive Director or Deputy Director, who will be able to reach the ship.
Land-Based Field Seminars
We ask that students refrain from using cell phones while in the vans and during lectures. They may use them for personal communication before or after the day’s scheduled events. If a student must be contacted urgently, please contact the Executive Director or Deputy Director, who will be able to help you reach the group.
Students engage in a 17-week interdisciplinary semester studying literature, science, history, and policy of the oceans and coasts of the United States. They also participate in three field seminars on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf Coasts. Students earn 18 credit hours and an official transcript from Williams College. Williams-Mystic is need-blind, meaning that financial need is not an impediment to admission. All admitted students are automatically considered for Williams-Mystic scholarships, which we disburse on the basis of need. Many financial aid packages transfer and apply toward Williams-Mystic tuition, including college, state, and federal grants and loans. For more information, please visit our Admissions and Tuition and Financial Aid pages, or contact our admissions team at [email protected].