Academic Advising & Support

We are here to support you.

As a student at Amherst College, you might publish papers in major professional journals, present at national and international conferences, and undertake research, internship, study and service projects at sites around the world. The faculty and staff want you to succeed and are here to support you as you navigate the sometime complex academic experience. 

Academic Advising Hub

Orientation 2016

All About Advising

Faculty advisors provide students with guidance as they shape their education, explore the liberal arts, and take advantage of the intellectual freedom that Amherst offers.

Advising Hub
Class Dean group portrait 2019

The Class Deans

The Class Deans offer direct personal attention to each student, helping them to develop educational goals and complete their graduation requirements, among other things.

“We all call her The Math Mom”

Danielle Benedetto teaching students at a table in a classroom

Q&A with Danielle Benedetto

The number of math majors at Amherst has tripled in the last 12 years. This instructor is one reason why. Here’s the story of the latest winner of the Jeffrey B. Ferguson Teaching Prize.

News Story