Search & Directories


The page you want is one click away.

The search box, in the upper right of each page, lets you search for terms on all Williams websites, and look up contact information for Williams employees. Place your cursor in the box (outlined in blue below) and begin typing your search term. As you type, a list of suggested matches will appear.


Website matches

Websites for offices, departments, and programs will be listed first in the autocomplete suggestions. Exact matches will be shown, as well as related keywords (e.g. “food” will bring up dining services). Related keyword matches are shown in grey italics. To visit any of the websites, just click on the suggested link.

People matches

People matches will be shown at the bottom of the suggestions, with a head icon next to each person’s name. Clicking on any of these will take you to their entry in the people directory, where you can find their photo and contact information.

All results

If you don’t see what you’re looking for in the autocomplete suggestions, or want to all matches for your search term, click on the purple “GO” button. This will bring you to the full search results page.

  • You can activate the navbox by using the keybord shortcut Alt + S, or clicking on the magnifying glass icon.
  • Pressing the Esc key will hide the dropdown menu, while still retaining the search term.
  • You can use the up and down arrow keys to navigate through the autocomplete suggestions. Clicking return with a autocomplete suggestion highlighted will bring you to the web page or people directory entry.
  • Press Tab to navigate forward and Shift+Tab to navigate backward between the input field, the ‘Go’ button, the Cancel (X) button, and the items in the dropdown menu.


The green directory tabs can be found on the search results page (type in any term to the search box and click “GO”). You can also jump directly to the A-Z index from your Quick Links – by default, it’s the first item on the list.


A-Z Index: Links to all Williams departments, offices, and programs, organized alphabetically.

People: Look up contact information for a specific student, faculty, or staff member, or see a list of all people in a department. How to get your directory information updated

Departments & Offices: Find the phone number & mailing address for any building or department on campus.