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Click the image to view residential properties The Winter 2024 Rental Housing Selection sign-up period begins Monday, October 23 and ends Friday, November 3. Unit selection will begin on Monday, November 6. on our interactive campus map.

Spring 2024 Real Estate Communication

Below is important information regarding the Spring 2024 Rental Housing Selection (fka Lottery),  and Subletting Guidelines. https://real-estate.williams.edu/residential/

 Spring 2024 Housing Selection (FKA, Lottery) Timeline and Specifics

 The Spring 2024 Rental Housing Selection sign-up period will begin Friday, March 1 and will end Monday, April 1.  Selection will begin on Monday, April 8.  At this time, we do not anticipate being able to offer in person tours of properties as part of the selection process.  

 If you wish to be included in the Spring 2024 Rental Housing Selection (fka, Lottery) and are eligible, please complete the housing application, or if you have any questions, please contact Sharon Marceau in the Real Estate Office at [email protected] or 413-597-2195.  She can provide specifics on properties that may be available as well as information on points and the selection process.  

 Faculty and administrative staff may pool their points if they wish to occupy a single housing unit. 

Spring 2024 Subletting Guidelines

 If you are planning to take a sabbatical or leave of absence during the 2024-2025 academic year (either one semester or the entire year) and wish to make arrangements to sublet your rental unit through the College, contact Sharon no later than March 1.

 For those who are planning to go on sabbatical or leave and intend to sublet your unit directly to another faculty or staff member at the College, contact Sharon no later than March 1.

 We have published and clarified the existing subletting guidelines on the Real Estate web site:  https://real-estate.williams.edu/rental-housing-subletting-guidelines/.  We would encourage anyone contemplating a sublet to review the subletting options and guidelines for your housing unit while you are away on leave.  We have updated the subletting application and have added a subletter application as well.  Links for these new forms are included in the guidelines.

 For full information on Subletting of College Rental Housing, refer to Section III-G of the Faculty Handbook:  https://faculty.williams.edu/faculty-handbook and the Administrative Staff Handbook:  https://handbooks.williams.edu/staff/benefits/benefits-other/rental-housing-program.

  If you have any questions or concerns about our Rental Real Estate Program, Spring Selection (fka, Lottery), or the Subletting Guidelines, please email [email protected].



Rental rate increases will become effective July 1, 2024.  All continuing rents will increase by 5%.

This reflects the persistent inflationary pressure that has resulted in increased costs of repairs, insurance, and contracted services that are necessary to run the housing program.

For those residents who intend to remain in their existing rental unit, this adjustment will begin with the July 5, 2024 paycheck.


The Office of Real Estate is responsible for the acquisition, management, leasing, and sale of College Rental Housing & Commercial properties.  The Office of Real Estate also administers the College’s mortgage program for eligible faculty and administrative staff.

Our offices are located in the Facilities Building, 60 Latham Street.

To learn about the Real Estate Office and the staff, click here.