Office of Communications

New Campus Message Center

In January 2015, we launched the new Amherst Message Center, available in My Amherst. The Message Center enables all students, faculty and staff to share news, announcements, upcoming events and other information directly with everyone on campus, and allows you to customize how you receive such information. Learn more and watch a brief video about the Message Center.

79 South Pleasant Street
(413) 542-2321

The Office of Communications tells the stories of Amherst College, providing the campus community, as well as prospective students, alumni and the public with a look at Amherst's vibrancy and excellence. This office chronicles the achievements of the college and its faculty, students and alumni through articles, images, video and multimedia content on the college's website, as well as in print publications, on social media platforms and through outreach to leading local, national and global media outlets.

The Office of Communications prepares news for release to newspapers and other media, produces the college homepage, oversees the college’s sports information program and organizes college-wide events, including each year’s Commencement Weekend. Our projects include the college course catalog, Amherst magazine and recruiting publications used by the Admission Office. 

We create content — in words, photographs, audio and video formats — that highlights the excellence and uniqueness of Amherst College and its community. For example, In the Classroom features interesting courses, Nooks and Crannies explores out-of-the-way spots on campus and Campus Buzz reports on the events and happenings that make Amherst so distinctive.

The Office of Communications also maintains the college’s official presence on various social media websites, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Flickr.

Event Planning

The Office of Communications assists in the planning and publicity of major college events, and consults with departments and campus organizations to help with with their events. Learn more about these services, and about reserving rooms for your meeting or event, on our Event Planning pages. If you're looking for photographic coverage of an event, visit our Photographic Services page.

Photographic Services

The Office of Communications provides coverage for major college events (Convocation, Commencement, etc.), the Amherst website and Amherst magazine. For departments or individuals seeking on-campus photographic coverage, the Office of Communications offers several options.

Sports Information

The Sports Information office collects and disseminates information about intercollegiate athletics at Amherst. Sports Information Director Mike O'Brien covers athletic events, keeps necessary statistics and writes articles for the Athletics website, print programs and Amherst magazine.

Office Hours

The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m to 4 p.m. during the summer. We are located at 79 South Pleasant Street, Suite 300, in Amherst.


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