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Before You Start

Welcome to the Tribe!

We want your transition into our community to be as smooth as possible. Please review the following information to make your first day on the job a success.

Complete the I-9 Form (Employment Eligibility Verification)
  • All employees must complete Section 1 of the I-9 form between the time an offer of employment is received and the first day on the job.
  • The I-9 form is only offered online and can be found at (our employer code is 14621).
  • No later than your third day of employment, you should bring with you the appropriate evidence of identity and employment eligibility. Your department will either complete Section 2 or direct you to the University Human Resources at Young House for assistance.
Activate Your Account

The first step towards establishing yourself at William & Mary is to activate your W&M Username and create a password. The W&M Username is the key to access most online and electronic resources on campus. Along with a secure password, it becomes your online identity at the university. You will receive a notification to your application email address with details to activate your account. Detailed directions on completing this process can be found on IT's Account Activation page. Activating your account is a three step process which includes:

Step 1: Get your Banner ID Number

A Banner ID number is a nine digit number beginning with 93 (ex. 930123456). You will be notified of your Banner ID number via the email address used in your application for employment.

Step 2: Get your W&M Username

Once you have your Banner ID, you can get your W&M Username.  It is usually - but not always - the first initial of your first name, first initial of your middle name (if you have one), and then your last name (Example: tgriffin).

Step 3: Get your Password

You are close to completing the activation process. Now you just need to set up your password. A link  will be sent to your application email. You will only have 24 hours to use the link. If necessary, you may request another link to be sent to you by going through this process again.

Once you have your Banner ID, W&M Username, and Password

You can check-out things like your W&M email account, Blackboard, or use Banner Self-Service (via myW&M).  

Keep in mind that your password can be updated an any point, but it must be updated annually. IT will send reminder emails as the date approaches. Use the link on the IT Homepage to access the Change Password system or go directly to

Questions? Contact the Technology Support Center (TSC)
757-221-4357 (HELP) | | Jones 201, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Review Your Benefits

To better understand the many benefits available, review our benefits page.