For coursework requiring a shared storage location, there are two options. You may request a shared course folder on our “Academic” file server, or a Google Shared Drive. Both of these provide a common storage location for students and faculty to share files and data.

Questions? Contact the Research & Instructional Design team at askus@hamilton.edu.

Academic Server Overview

The Academic Server provides storage for data related to coursework and research that faculty and their students share for a class, research project, or another academic pursuit.

  • Individual student folders – Students have full access to their own folder
  • Shared folder– Enrolled students have full read-write-execute access
  • Data folder – Enrolled students can read and execute
  • DropBox folder – Enrolled students can write only

Accessing Files using a Mac

From the main menu bar, select Go - Connect to Server.Go Select Server Image

In the Connect to Server window, type academic in the Server Address field.Click the Connect button.

If prompted, log in to Hamilton College's network: Log in to Academic Server

Use the following syntax for your username:

Use the same password you would use for MyHamilton or HillConnect email. Click Connect.

Select the desired folder and click the OK button.

Accessing Files on a Windows PC

Faculty and students can double click on the Computer icon on the desktop and then double click on the (K:) drive icon.


From the Start Menu, select Network.

In the address bar of the resulting window, type \\academic.

Press the Enter key on the keyboard.

Double-click on the desired folder to open it.


Last updated: September 7, 2023

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