Intent to enroll for Fall 2020

Dear Students,

As you read in President Mandel’s message, we are inviting all students back to campus for the fall semester.

While we look forward to seeing many of you on campus, we also know that many others will opt to enroll for fall classes but learn remotely and that others will choose to take time off from Williams. Any one of these directions is yours to take, and we stand ready to support you in whichever one you choose.

Below, I provide instructions for logging into PeopleSoft (our enrollment management system) and completing a form that indicates your intention to enroll for the fall semester (either in person or remotely) or take time off.  Incoming first year students and incoming transfer students who elect to take time off may request a gap year; upon your request you will automatically be enrolled for the 2021-2022 academic year. Returning sophomores, juniors, and seniors who elect to take time off may request a personal leave. Personal leaves can range in length from 1 to 6 semesters.  You will find additional information about taking time off included at the beginning of the form.

To complete the Intent to Enroll form:

  1. Go to the PeopleSofthomepage
  2. Choose  Student Records →  Self-Service Forms → Intent to Enroll Fall 2020

***Please email [email protected] or call 413-597-3088 for any access problems.

This form must be completed by Friday, July 10th at 5 pm EST. Please be sure to complete the form by the deadline to avoid difficulties with pre-registration, housing, or billing.

This decision surely raises questions for you and your families, many of which may be answered on our FAQ link. A preliminary version of the course catalog is available on the Registrar’s website. If you don’t find what you’re looking for online, or simply want to talk to someone at Williams as you work through your decision about whether or not to enroll for the fall, please contact us. Incoming first-year students and incoming transfer students should direct questions to Liz Creighton, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, at [email protected]. Returning sophomores, juniors, and seniors who would like to speak to a dean about taking a personal leave should fill out this form; the Dean’s Office will be in touch with you to schedule a meeting.

For now, I send thanks for your patience and understanding in such extraordinary times and best wishes for a healthy and happy summer.

All best wishes,

Marlene Sandstrom
Dean of the College, Hales Professor of Psychology