Dean of the College

Student Handbook

purplehandThe Williams College Student Handbook is a reference guide to the College, its services and aspects of its student life. Please read the Handbook.  It includes descriptions of various programs and policies of the College as well as the regulations governing student life. Academic regulations appear in full in the Williams College Course Catalog .

Students are required to be thoroughly familiar with College regulations as stated in the Course Catalog and this Handbook. The entrance and continued presence of a student at Williams College shall be considered as signifying his or her willingness and expressed consent to abide by these regulations. Students are also held responsible for all official College notices published throughout the academic year in the Williams College Daily Messages, sent via email or distributed to mail boxes; and such publications or distribution of any announcement or appointment constitutes official and sufficient notification to all students.

The information in this handbook is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge. Williams College reserves the right, however, to make from time to time such changes in its operations, programs, regulations and activities as the trustees, faculty and officers consider appropriate.

Policies, Procedures & Regulations | Support Services & Resources
Handy Resources

Policies, Procedures & Regulations

Regulations governing housing, motor vehicles, and other aspects of undergraduate life are detailed in this section of the Student Handbook. Students should consult the College Catalog for academic regulations. Williams College expects its students to observe all academic regulations and to adhere to the principles and procedures of the College’s Honor Code set forth below. In matters of conduct, the College expects students to behave as responsible members of the community.



Student Life


Support Services and Resources

Handy Information

Williams College, in compliance with state and federal law, does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, or military service.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries concerning the College’s non-discrimination policies: Dean of the College, Williams College, Williamstown, MA (413) 597-4171.