Supported Software

Application:Cisco Anyconnect secure mobility client (VPN)

Virtual private network client

This application allows you to connect to many Williams College network resources while off campus.

For library resources including databases, electronic journals, and electronic books, you don't need VPN. Instead, please see the Researching Off Campus page at

VPN Installation Details:

During the install select only:

  • VPN
  • Diagnostics and Reporting Tool

Uncheck all other apps. They are not used at Williams.

Once installed you can find the app in a Cisco folder within your Applications folder or all programs list.
When you first launch the app enter the following address to connect:

The application will then prompt you to log in with your Williams College credentials. Students connect to Student-SSL-Split, Faculty and Staff connect to Fac-Staff.

Click here for the full directions:

Operating System
  • macOS
  • Windows
Mac Download:
Windows Download:
Support Contact:Client Services
Email:Email hidden; Javascript is required.
Student Availability:Yes
Personal Device Availability:Yes
Requires KeyAccess Client:No
Requires VPN when Off-Campus:No

Our typical software license covers actively employed Faculty/Staff and some agreements also over currently enrolled students.  If you can’t find an application you are looking for or have other questions, please email: [email protected]