Health Requirements for Incoming Students


All first-year and transfer  students are required to submit a health history. Medical information is strictly confidential and will not be released except upon student request or if needed to provide care for the student.


Williams College complies with Massachusetts’ law   requiring all entering students to present evidence of immunity to certain diseases before they may register for class. The required and recommended vaccines are on the Health Form. Students whose religious beliefs conflict must submit a written statement requesting exemption each school year.

All medical history and immunization information needs to be completed and received by JULY 1st in order to pre-register for classes, access your dorm room and participate in any EphVentures program during First Days Orientation.


A physical exam is required within 12 months of July 1, 2021

Students planning to participate in intercollegiate sports must have a physical within the 6-month period preceding their sport season: August 30 for fall sports, November 1 for Winter and Spring sports.

The required health forms are accessible and should be submitted through the Patient Portal.    Please note that there are electronic forms that can only be completed on the Patient Portal and all forms should be uploaded to Health and Wellness Services using this secure method of submission. If you are having trouble logging into the portal see Ephs Patient Portal FAQ


*For Students with Food Allergies

If you have a food allergy, please click on the link below and fill out the Food Allergy Advisory Form. This will allow Dinning Services and Health Services to better understand what your needs are in regards to your allergy, and how we can create a safe environment for our Williams community.

Food Allergy Advisory Form



Questions regarding medical admission requirements or any aspect of health care at Williams should be directed to:

Deborah Flynn, FNP, Director of Medical Services
Williams College Student Health & Wellness Services
105 The Knolls
Williamstown, MA.
Phone: (413) 597-2206
Fax: (413) 597-2982

Questions regarding counseling and psychiatric treatment options at Williams College should be directed to:

Gwendolyn Adam, PhD, MSW, LICSW, Director of Integrative Wellbeing Services
Williams College Integrative Wellbeing Services
100 Hoxsey Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
Phone: (413) 597-2353