For Parents and Families

Students end up at Williams because they are smart, eager, engaged, independent learners. They’re used to excelling academically in relation to most of their high-school peers—and used to figuring out most everything for themselves.

All those qualities will all serve them well here, but they can sometimes get in the way when it comes to asking for help. By taking advantage of the resources we offer to our entire community of learners, every single student who comes to Williams can maximize their academic accomplishments in this intellectually demanding space.

We in Academic Resources help smart Williams students grow even smarter—to learn new ways to realize their potential and get the most out of their undergraduate education.

You can help us enrich your student’s Williams experience in two ways:

  1. Take a few minutes to explore this site and learn about the range of services we provide, including the various programs of our Peer Academic Support Network and Academic Accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  2. Encourage your student to come and see us early in their first year at Williams and at any time thereafter. Hundreds do so every year, and we consult with the vast majority of Williams students at some point during their time here.

Feel free, as well, to contact us with any questions or concerns you might have. While we can’t share information about your particular student without their permission, we’re happy to help you understand more about our programs and offerings generally, so that you can encourage your student to reach out to us themselves.