Labs & Classrooms

  • Lab Information

    Williams has computer labs in several buildings on campus. During the term, these are typically available whenever the building is open.  Most computers require a Williams College username and password to use.  Certain specialty labs are limited to students enrolled in particular courses.

    Computer Labs

    (During the term, labs in Jesup can be accessed 24/7 using the ID card reader on the front door of Jesup.)

    Sawyer CET – Several Spaces – 20+ Mac, 2 Windows

    Sawyer Research Commons – 18 Mac, 18 Windows, 7 Public Kiosks

    Schow Science Library – Atrium – 9 Mac, 8 Windows, 5 Public Kiosks

    Specialty Labs

    Specialty labs have additional software & hardware to support specific academic topics.

    Bernhard Music Center – Room 044* – 8 Mac – Music Students Only

    Hollander Hall – Room 147 – 16 Mac –  Language Students Priority

    Spencer Art Studio – Room 116* – 5 Mac – Photography Students Only

    *: access restricted to specific users.

    Computer Classrooms

    These classrooms are often scheduled for classes or other course-related events.  When there isn’t a scheduled class session, they are available for general use. In addition to the computers listed, they also have a lectern computer system and a full set of classroom presentation equipment.

    Jesup Hall – Room 205 – 24 Windows (GIS Lab)

    Jesup Hall – Room 207 – 12 Windows (GIS Lab)

    ’62 Center for Theater and Dance – Room 181 – 6 Macs

    Sawyer CET Instruction – Room 269 – 20 Macs – (contact Academic Technology to reserve)

    Spencer Art Studio – Room 216 – 16 Macs

    Wachenheim Science Center – Room B14 –  18 Windows

    Wachenheim Science Center – Room B16 – 30 Macs

    Collaboration Stations

    Collaboration Stations are available for use. These spaces provide a large screen with multiple video inputs.

    Sawyer Library – CET Project Rooms

    South Science Building – All floors

    Thompson Chemistry – 2nd Floor – Bridge to Morley

    Thompson Biology – 3rd Floor

  • For assistance with classroom equipment email: [email protected] or call Media Services at x2112, or from an off campus phone 1-413-597-2112.

    Electronic Classrooms

    Most of our classrooms have a full set of presentation equipment, including:




    HD rooms without resident computers,  have HDMI/USB-C connections available.



    Classroom list: pictures & equipment details for teaching spaces.

    All classrooms can be scheduled using the campus room scheduler.

    High Definition Classrooms

    Most current devices such as laptops, tablets and cell phones that have HDMI/USB-C outputs can connect directly to these systems.  In addition, many of these rooms include a built in Mac and a Dell computer ready for presentation.

    Simple on/off buttons for the projector and clearly labeled input selection choices make operating the system straightforward.

    All dual projection rooms and an increasing number of single projection rooms are now operated through a simple touch screen interface.

    For information or training on how to best operate these control surfaces please contact Media Services at: [email protected]

  • Classroom list: pictures & equipment details for teaching spaces.
  • The Center for Educational Technology (CET)

    The CET is Williams new facility designed to enhance the relationship between learning and technology. It houses a number of new and exciting facilities and resources, the student help desk, most of the staff of the Instructional Technology group and several from Desktop Systems. By juxtaposing resources for faculty and students with instructional technologists and librarians, the facility provides a new depth of support and collaboration for technology in education.


    26 Hopkins Hall Drive

    The CET takes up the south side of the second floor of Sawyer library. Click the image below to see the locations of specific resources & facilities.

    CET Map
    CET Floor Plans