Accounts & Passwords

Okta Project – FAQ

What is changing? Williams is now using Okta to manage your Williams identity and credentials. Initially, Okta will be used to manage password changes and assist with a forgotten password. Over the coming months we will continue to add applications to your Okta dashboard. The dashboard will give you… Continue reading »

Williams Okta!

Williams is now using Okta to manage your Williams identity and credentials. After first logging into Okta you will see your Dashboard. The Okta dashboard will give you easy access to Williams Apps, cloud services and websites that use your Williams credentials.  At first the dashboard may only contain links… Continue reading »

Microsoft Office 365 – Office 2021 Suite

Microsoft Office 365 for all Student, Faculty and Staff “personal” computers: Williams College provides Microsoft Office 365 for use to all enrolled students and employees at Williams. For Faculty and Staff our license with Microsoft allows for downloads of the latest office suite of… Continue reading »

Creating a Strong and Unique Password

Have you found it hard to create a good, strong password that you can remember? Creating a complex and easily remembered password can be a challenge, but these tips can help you. Check out the dos and don’ts below. Dos Use at least 12 characters with… Continue reading »

Guest Accounts

Wireless Access Wireless access for guests is available to all, see our Guest Wireless network access page for instructions. Affiliate Accounts If longer term or greater access to college systems is needed, affiliate accounts are available via sponsorship by a Williams faculty or staff person.  For details please see… Continue reading »

Guest Wireless Access

Williams College provides guest Wi-Fi access. This fast and robust network access is provided for visitors and patrons while on campus. Use implies agreement with all terms and conditions of appropriate behavior of our Acceptable Use Policy. To connect to our guest Wi-Fi first join the… Continue reading »

Accessing Multiple Google Accounts

If you go to or you may find that you are already logged in to a personal gmail account. You can either log out of the personal account and then into the Williams account, or you can simply log in to the Williams account and have both accounts… Continue reading »

Changing Your Workstation Password

  macOS If you would like to change the login password on your OIT issues macOS computer please see: Windows Most OIT issued Windows computers are on the domain which means your password is synced with you Williams/Okta password. To change the password on your Williams account see: … Continue reading »

Student Guide to Technology at Williams

Please see the topics below for information about technology at Williams. Recommended Brands for student computers OIT recommends Apple and Dell computers for their reliability and configurations.  Dell has service technicians in the area who make service calls to the college for computers requiring warranty repair. Williams College is… Continue reading »