For Accommodations

Students: contact Accessibility Services at 413-542-2337 or

Faculty and staff: contact Human Resources at 413-542-2372 or

Physical Accessibility of the Campus

Accessibility of the Amherst Website

  • Amherst College strives to provide an accessible web site and welcomes your feedback in helping us continually improve. Accessibility-related questions, requests and issues regarding this web site can be submitted by email to or by contacting the IT Help Desk at 413-542-2526.
  • Almost all Amherst College pages have links especially for users of screen-readers. At the beginning of each page, after "Amherst College" you will hear "Skip to main content," which will take you directly to the main text of the page.
  • We provide an A-Z Site Index page and a complete list of Offices & Departments.
  • Keyboard shortcuts for video players: please refer to this list of YouTube keyboard shortcuts, and for videos hosted by this website, this list of JWPlayer keyboard shortcuts.

Resources for Instructors & Content Creators

Important Phone Numbers

  • Main Amherst College switchboard: 413-542-2000
  • Accessibility Services for students: 413-542-2337
  • Admission (all questions related to applying to Amherst): 413-542-2328
  • Alumni & Parent Programs: 413-542-2313
  • Campus Police: 413-542-2291
  • Employment at Amherst: 413-542-2372
  • Information Technology Help: 413-542-2526
  • Library: 413-542-2319
  • Find more phone numbers, and departmental e-mail addresses, on our Contact Amherst page.