Located at the base of College Hill on North Third Street, the Williams Arts Campus is the primary gateway to-and-from Lafayette’s main campus.

It serves as an example of what can be accomplished through the collaborative efforts of Lafayette and Easton to revitalize a highly visible area of the city.

The campus reflects the College’s commitment to make programs in the creative arts an essential feature of the College and ensure that they are known for their outstanding quality, presence, and relevance to both the campus and larger community.

The vision for the campus is to be a hub of creative interaction, where students and local residents can take classes, view films, visit exhibits, and attend shows.

The Williams Arts Campus project is made possible by a $10 million lead gift from the Morris R. Williams ’22 family. During their lifetimes, the late Morris Williams and his wife, Josephine Chidsey Williams, provided the funding for Lafayette’s Williams Center for the Arts, which opened in 1983. Natives of Easton, they were long-time supporters of civic and cultural life in the city. Their children, Charles K. Williams II and Joan Williams Rhame, an emerita trustee, provided major support for the Williams Visual Arts Building.