Winter & Spring Virtual Visits TBA

student tour guides with virtual zoom backgrounds

All virtual visit opportunities for the fall of 2020 have conluded, but check back later for more offerings to come when classes resume in February 2021.

Admission Summer Conversation

September 2, 2020

Our summer interns talk about their experiences at Amherst. They discuss making Amherst a second home, orientation activities, first-year seminar & open curriculum, student support resources, and affinity groups and clubs.

More Ways to Learn about Amherst 

In addition to the virtual information sessions, we encourage you to explore Amherst through the College website. You can also learn more about student life at Amherst by reading our student blogs and the profiles of our tour guides and diversity outreach interns. You might find someone from your home state, or from the other side of the world. Your interests might be similar, or very different. Amherst students inhabit many worlds --  academic, artistic, athletic, political, social and much, much more. Many of their interest overlap and intersect. It's typical at Amherst to meet an English major who’s fascinated by physics. Or a basketball player who loves philosophy. Or a computer whiz who plays saxophone and flute and has decided to try piano. Amherst students come in lots of varieties!

And don’t forget our accomplished faculty. You can read faculty profiles to learn more about the teaching and research of these talented and fascinating people who will be part of your Amherst world. There's a lot to know about us!

COVID-19 Considerations 

We invite you to read more about Admission-related modifications related to COVID-19 Considerations, including suspension of our SAT-ACT requirement for the coming application year and flexible understanding of COVID-related changes to high school academic programs. 

Visitors, as well as staff who are not required to be on campus to support our students, are now prohibited from entering campus and using college grounds and facilities. We deeply regret the necessity of the restrictions we must institute, but the realities of the pandemic necessitate that we create a strong bubble on our campus. Students on campus will not be allowed to leave the circumference we set and no visitors will be allowed onto the campus. We are taking deliberate actions in an effort to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19 and we greatly appreciate your understanding. We cannot wait to welcome visitors again once it's safe to do so!

Keeping in Touch 

At Amherst, as elsewhere across the nation and the world, we are learning to do things differently. Although the Admission Office building is closed, we are here to answer your questions during our regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm), so please don't hesitate to contact us. We want to stay in touch with you, even if it might take us slightly longer to get back to you.

We are thinking of you in these challenging days and send our best wishes for the health and well-being of you, your family, your friends and your community. Looking forward to welcoming you to a virtual visit this month and to meeting you in person on campus when the time is right.