Before You Arrive

Welcome New Students!

First Days, the official first-year orientation to Williams, will begin on Tuesday, August 30.  We cannot authorize your arrival prior to August 30. (International and Williams Firsts students who have been invited to participate in pre-orientation programming will arrive on August 27).

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

1.  Look for an email from Dean Christina Walsh in your personal email account- the one you used through the application process.  There you’ll find a link to instructions to establish your Williams credentials and activate your Williams email account.

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


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 12, 2022.