Before You Arrive

Welcome New Students!

First Days, the official first-year orientation to Williams, will begin on August 31. You will have access to your rooms at 8:00am. We cannot authorize your arrival prior to August 31. (International and First Gen students who have been invited to participate in pre-orientation programming will arrive on August 28).

But first things first. There is much to do before you arrive:

1.  Look for an email from Dean Christopher Sewell in your personal email account- the one you used through the application process.  There you’ll find a link to activate your network permission and Williams email account in order to use our PeopleSoft and GLOW systems.

2.  Start with your student records account in PeopleSoft, click on the First Days tile and follow the guide to complete the necessary forms.

3.  Complete required Health Forms by July 1, and enroll in or waive the Williams health insurance plan by August 15.


Student Employment
Information on how to sign up for a job on campus will be emailed to your new Williams address this summer. If you think you’ll want to work at Williams, read more about our employment procedures and regulations and make sure to pack original ID (i.e. passport, birth certificate, social security card, etc.) to use when filling out the Form 1-9.

Final High School Transcript Reminder
If you have not done so already, please make sure to have your final high school transcript sent to the Admission Office.  Transcripts should be emailed directly to Kim Altiere at [email protected], and MUST be received by August 14, 2020.