FGLI Consortium Annual Summer Colloquium


Registration Deadline:
June 25 at 11:59 PM EST

The Summer Colloquium specifically serves administrators, staff, and faculty who work at colleges and universities, as discussion will be focused on supporting and empowering students within this context. Each college/university is invited to send one representative to participate and, post conference, to share back with their institutional colleagues. In this intimate group setting, Colloquium participants will engage around an emerging trend or topic related to FGLI student development and support.

Thursday, July 25: 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Dinner provided

Friday, July 26: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Breakfast and lunch provided

Register Today - Reg. Deadline: June 25 at 11:59 pm EST

Check out our agenda from our Summer 2018 Colloquium at the University of Chicago.


Getting to Williams College

Williams College is located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, a town in northern Berkshire County. Driving time from Boston and New York City is about three hours; from Albany, NY, about one hour; and from Hartford, CT about two hours. Williamstown is rural, so be prepared for lovely country roads and sparse public transit (we are a “one Uber town”). In this way, you should expect to rent a car if you are flying or taking a train to the region.


The nearest airport is Albany International (ALB) in Albany, NY, which has direct flights to Chicago, Charlotte, Washington DC, and other cities. The drive from ALB to Williamstown is one hour.

You might also choose to fly into Bradley International (BDL) in Hartford, CT, which is a bit larger than ALB and so has a wider range of flights. The drive from BDL to Williamstown is just under two hours.


The Albany-Rensselaer station is a stop on many of Amtrak’s routes. The drive from here to Williamstown is one hour.

There are some Amtrak train routes that stop in Pittsfield, MA. The drive from here to Williamstown is 30-40 minutes.

Looking to carpool?

When you register for the colloquium, you will be sent a link to a shared spreadsheet. Share your travel details and browse those of others, then make connections to traverse the countryside together!


We have secured a special conference rate of $149 at the Williams Inn: https://www.williamsinn.com/

Please call the hotel directly to book your room no later than June 25, 2019. Let them know you’re part of the "FGLI Consortium" block.


Yes! Summer in the Berkshires is glorious! Why not make a long weekend of it?