Since opening in the spring of 2007, the Paresky Center has served as the hub of student life at Williams. The centerpiece of the building, Baxter Great Hall, is a kind of living room for the campus. Its high ceiling and clerestory windows allow in lots of natural light, and, on a sunny day, it’s not unusual to find students eating lunch, studying, or tossing a Frisbee with friends on Paresky lawn.
The building is open 24 hours a day during the academic year and is equipped with meeting rooms, study spaces, pool and foosball tables, and a 150-seat auditorium with A/V equipment, a green room, and dressing room behind the stage.
In addition to providing a space for students to socialize and study, Paresky is home to the Office of Student Life, the Chaplains’ Office, Academic Resources, four different dining options, and student mailboxes.