Williston Builds

Next Phase of Residential Quad Under Way

In keeping with the school’s strategic plan, in May 2017, Williston’s Board of Trustees approved the construction of a new Residential Quad across Park Street from the main campus. The goals of this endeavor are to centralize where students and faculty live on campus, create more community space, and enhance the quality of student and faculty housing. Ground was broken in October 2017 (read more), and the new dorm—the John Hazen White House—opened to students and faculty in September 2018. This summer, construction began on a new girls dorm, home to 40 students and four faculty families, which will open in September 2020. Read more about the new dorm, as well as completed and upcoming projects below.

boarding students and 12 faculty families will live in the Residential Quad upon its completion

Virtual Tour of the New Residential Quad

To get a sense of what our new Residential Quad is (and will be) like, take the fly-through tour at left. You begin by crossing Park Street from the Main Quad, then see the outside and inside of our new boys dormitory, the John Hazen White House. Plus, you’ll get a sneak peek of the next dorm to be built.

Construction Time Lapse

Watch a time-lapse video of the construction of the John Hazen White House. The dorm is the first part of the larger initiative to build a new residential quad.

4 Ways the Residential Quad Positions Williston for the Future

New faculty homes attract experienced Williston faculty to be dorm parents and draw talented new faculty to Easthampton

Stronger student programming: New spaces allow freshman to build social ties and confidence through grade-specific gatherings, discussion groups, and residential life activities

Campus safety improved: More than 80 students have been moved from campus housing across a busy street to a safe modern, centralized space

Two dorms and 60,000 square feet of green space will become the central courtyard for the school, with indoor and outdoor gathering spaces for students, faculty, and alumni

Dedication of the
John Hazen White House

On Friday, October 12, 2018, the Williston Northampton School campus community gathered for a dedication of the new dormitory, the John Hazen White House, in honor of Williston's Chairman of the Board of Trustees. John, class of 1976, gave an inspired and gracious speech, and was honored with music and thoughtful remarks from others.

Completed Projects

Thanks to donations from generous alumni and parents, Williston has recently made many campus improvements, from new lighting to added energy efficiency to a new terrace in front of Ford Hall. Read more about completed construction and renovation projects at the link below.

Help Us Build Community

Many generous alumni have helped us launch the new Residential Quad that’s taking shape on the Williston campus. If you’d also like to be a part of helping shape the school’s future, there are many ways to get involved. To discuss ways you can contribute, please contact our Advancement Staff at (800) 469-4559.