Virtual Reunion 2021
We have a jam-packed week of online Reunion events & more scheduled for Monday, June 7—Friday, June 11! Scroll down for a full schedule and to register. Click here to see who’s coming. Also, check out the Reunion webpage for all things Reunion. We look forward to seeing you!
MONDAY, JUNE 7
State of the School with Robert W. Hill III
Register: 12—12:30 p.m. EDT
TUESDAY, JUNE 8
Morning Peloton ride
No registration needed: From your Peloton bike or from the app, tag #WillistonSammy1841, and you can work out with fellow Wildcats. Ride time will be posted on June 1.
Activity Based Affinity Toucan call: Sports teams, Dance, Theater, Caterwaulers & more.
Register: 7—8 p.m. EDT
Identity Based Affinity Toucan call: Black alumni, Latinx, Asian Pacific-Islander, International, LGBTQIA+ & more.
Register: 7:30—8:30 p.m. EDT
*Want to host a virtual affinity space not listed above? Contact us prior to the event—or send a chat message during the event—and we can set up an affinity space on the spot! This is not your average Zoom call! Want to learn more about Toucan? Click here.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9
Northampton School for Girls & The Path to Co-Education with Rick Teller ’70
Register: 12—1 p.m. EDT
Professional Networking Night: Looking for an internship, first job, next job, or industry contacts? Williston Northampton alumni can be your best connections. Join us on Toucan, a new social platform perfect for networking. Click here to learn more!
Register: 7:30—8:30 p.m. EDT
THURSDAY, JUNE 10
Yoga with Melissa Manseau-Martin ’00: Stress release, Relaxation & Restoration.
Register: 11:30 a.m.—12 p.m. EDT
Riesling Wine Tasting with Chuck Tauck ’72: Learn about flavor profiles, balance, terroir, food pairings, and more! Click here for event details and for a link to order a specially-priced, exclusive WNS wine bundle (with free shipping code!)
Register: 7—8 p.m. EDT
FRIDAY, JUNE 11
Register: 12 p.m. WA 1946
Register: 12 p.m. NSFG 1946
Register: 12 p.m. WA 1951
Register: 12 p.m. NSFG 1951
Register: 12 p.m. WA 1956
Register: 12 p.m. NSFG 1956
Register: 12 p.m. WA 1961
Register: 12 p.m. NSFG 1961
Register: 12 p.m. WA 1966
Register: 12 p.m. NSFG 1966
Register: 7:30 p.m. WA 1971
Register: 7:30 p.m. NSFG 1971
Register: 7:30 p.m. 1976
Register: 7:30 p.m. 1981
Register: 7:30 p.m. 1986
Register: 7:30 p.m. 1991
Register: 7:30 p.m. 1996
Classes of 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016—don’t miss your class call on Thursday, May 27 at 9 p.m. EDT. Register here!
REUNION 2021 VIRTUAL 5K
Run, walk or bike a 5K any time during Reunion week!
Register & Print a Reunion 2021 bib.
5 lucky alumni will win a prize! Submit your photos & activity by Monday, June 14.
Learn more on the 2021 Virtual Reunion page. Questions? Contact Corinne, (413) 529-3301.
Reunion housing options
On-campus housing will be made available for Reunion 2022 and we will establish special rates at local hotels. Stay tuned for details.
Easthampton and Northampton also offer many Airbnb options at very reasonable prices.
As the Pioneer Valley and Five College area is incredibly busy in June with graduations, reunions, weddings, etc., please make your off-campus reservations as early as possible.
The area hotels below may have availability. Read more about visiting Williston here.
D. Hotel – Holyoke – 4.8 miles – 413-533-2100
Fairfield Inn Marriott – 4.9 miles – 413-587-9800
Hotel Northampton – 5 miles – 413-584-3100
The Ellery (formerly Autumn Inn) – 5.4 miles – 413-584-7660
Hampton Inn Hadley – Hadley – 8 miles – 413-586-4851
Homewood Suites – Holyoke – 8 miles – 413-532-3100
Comfort Inn – Hadley – 9.9 miles – 413-584-9816
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites – Westfield – 10 miles – 413-564-6900
Quality Inn – Westfield – 10.3 miles – 413-568-2821
The Residence Inn – West Springfield – 10.9 miles – 413-732-9543
Econo Lodge – Hadley – 11 miles – 413-582-7077
Hampton Inn – West Springfield – 11.3 miles – 413-732-1300
Clarion Hotel – West Springfield – 11.4 miles – 413-781-8750
Holiday Inn Express – Hadley – 12 miles – 413-582-0002
Residence Inn by Marriott – Chicopee – 13.5 miles – 413-331-4440
Tower Square Hotel – Springfield – 14.5 miles – 413-781-7111
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place – Springfield – 14.5 miles – 413-781-1010
Hilton Garden Inn – Springfield – 15.3 miles – 413-886-8000
The Williston Northampton School is located in Easthampton, in the heart of Hampshire County in Massachusetts’ beautiful Pioneer Valley. The school is 40 miles north of Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Amtrak runs trains from New York and Boston to nearby Springfield. There is bus transportation from Springfield and Bradley Airport to Northampton, from which the campus is a short cab ride.
Directions by car
From Boston: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) west to Exit 4. Follow I-91 north to Exit 17B, then take Route 141 west four miles to Easthampton. At the first traffic light, go straight ahead onto Payson Avenue and proceed 200 yards to the campus. At the end of Payson Avenue, take a left onto Park Street, then your second left onto the campus quad. (To reach the Admission Office at 28 Park Street, follow the horseshoe drive to the opposite side, and the office is in the Homestead building on your right.)
From Connecticut and New York City: Take I-684 and I-84 (or I-95) to I-91 north. At Exit 17B, take Route 141 west four miles to Easthampton. At the first traffic light, go straight ahead onto Payson Avenue and proceed 200 yards to the campus. (Follow directions above to the Admission Office.)
From the West: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) east to Exit 3. Follow Route 10 north 10 miles to Easthampton. Turn right on Greenwood Court and turn left onto Park Street. The entrance to the main quad is on your right.
From the Northwest: Take Route 9 east to Northampton. From Northampton, take Route 10 south 5 miles to downtown Easthampton. Go straight through the traffic light and bear left onto Park Street. Continue straight through a 4-way stop. The entrance to the campus is 150 yards on the left.
Other transportation options
Peter Pan Bus Lines, www.peterpanbus.com, (800) 237-8747.
Valley Transporter provides shuttle service between the campus and nearby airports and train stations. Call (800) 872-8752 or (413) 253-1350 for information on rates, schedules and reservations.
Seemo Shuttle offers private, charter, and shared shuttle services between Bradley International Airport and campus. Make your reservation online, or by calling 413-586-1120 (in MA) or 1-800-908-2829 (toll-free nationwide).
Amtrak, www.amtrak.com or 800-USA-RAIL, offers train service to Springfield, MA, just 20 minutes from campus. If arriving in Springfield, transportation to campus is available via Valley Transporter; call (800) 872-8752 or (413) 253-1350.
The nearest airport is Bradley International Airport, which serves both Hartford, Connecticut, and Springfield, Massachusetts. Bradley is about 45 minutes from campus; Logan Airport in Boston is about two hours from campus. Transportation from either airport to campus is available via bus or limo service.
There are several cab companies in the Greater Northampton area.
- Go Green Cab, Northampton, MA, (413) 586-0707
Dress for the weekend
Reunion Weekend dress is casual, although alumni are encouraged to be sartorially creative for their class photos, which will be taken on Saturday.
City and campus smoking and drinking policy
No alcohol or any drugs are to be brought onto campus or consumed in the dormitories. Consumption of alcohol is ONLY to take place in the Reunion tent or designated reception sites while the bar is open. Alcohol found in the dormitories will be confiscated.
The city of Easthampton’s open container law prohibits individuals from carrying open containers of alcohol or consuming alcohol on public sidewalks or roadways. Please keep this in mind during Reunion Weekend and please drink responsibly.
Williston Northampton is a smoke-free campus and smoking (including vaping and e-cigarettes) is not permitted within campus boundaries (ie. on the quad, athletic fields, or in front of dorms), in rooms or public areas of dorms, or in other buildings.
Williston Northampton School security reminds campus guests that the following are not allowed on campus:
- No dogs, unless service animals
- No scooters or hover boards
- No drones
Emergency medical assistance & security
Campus Security will be on call 24 hours a day throughout Reunion Weekend and can be reached at (413) 527-0730.
Easthampton Ambulance, Fire, Police: Call 911
Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton, MA: (413) 582-2000
Holyoke Medical Center, Holyoke, MA: (413) 534-2500
In addition, on December 14, 2018, the state activated Text-to-9-1-1, meaning you can now send a text message to contact an emergency call taker. You should only use this option to contact 9-1-1 if you are unable to make a voice call.
Alumni and guests wishing to log onto school computers or visit the library may do so at the Clapp Memorial Library on hours to come
Alumni and their guests are welcome to use the school’s wireless network throughout Reunion Weekend. Passwords will be provided at Check-In.
Lost & found
The Check-In table in the Registration Tent is the place for turning in or claiming “lost and found” objects.
UPDATE ON PARKING TO COME
Check In (Registration Tent, Near The Homestead)
Exact hours will be posted closer to Reunion!
Coming to campus?
Find information on lodging, restaurants, parking, campus maps, and more on our Visitor Information section.