Interested in Visiting Campus?

a tour group walks past the Beneski Museum of Natural History

  • First, read about our visiting options below.
  • Next, check out our calendar of information sessions and campus tours.
  • Then, sign up online for the information session and campus tour option of your choice. (Groups of 10 or more should submit the group visit form)

REGISTER FOR ON-CAMPUS VISIT


Visiting Options

We love having visitors on campus! We encourage you to visit Amherst to see the campus for yourself and meet our students, staff and professors. There are several ways to visit us:

Scheduled Visits

Each of our scheduled visits starts with a one-hour information session (presented by an admission dean) followed immediately by a one-hour campus tour (led by a student tour guide), a sequence that is designed to maximize the value of your time with us. All visits begin at the Office of Admission at 220 South Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA. We recommend arriving at least fifteen minutes before the start of your scheduled visit.

On some dates, only an information session or a tour may be offered, so be sure to check the registration schedule for the date you're planning to visit. For groups of 10 or larger, don't forget to fill out our group visit form.

Self-Guided Tours

If you will be visiting our campus at a time when student-led tours are not offered, you can access our interactive campus map, follow our online virtual tour or pick up our self-guided tour booklet and print campus map, available in the visitor information box outside the front door of the Admission Office.

Virtual Tours

In addition to our campus visiting options, we also offer virtual tour sessions on select dates throughout the year. These sessions are hosted by student tour guides and offer the opportunity to learn more about Amherst through an interactive online experience. More information on dates and times can be found on the registration page.

Financial Aid Information Sessions - Virtual Only

Want to learn more about our approach to financial aid, including our commitment to meeting the full calculated need of every admitted student with a no-loan financial aid package? Then be sure to sign up for a virtual Financial Aid Information Session with one of our financial aid deans. 

As you plan your visit...

Some additional important items of interest for visiting students and their families:

  • Location and Hours: The Office of Admission is located at 220 South Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002. We are open Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. We have limited hours on selected Saturdays from August through November.
  • Health and Safety: Please be sure to review the current campus health and safety protocols for visitors before your visit. Anyone experiencing symptoms that could be COVID-related (e.g., cold, flu, other respiratory illness) or who has been in recent close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID should not visit campus. Amherst is a mask-friendly campus.
  • Parking: There are several parking spaces for visitors directly in front of the Admission building, but you may also park in the lot behind the Admission building; anywhere along the long, semicircular driveway between Orr Hockey Rink and South Pleasant Street/Route 116; in the Orr Hockey Rink lot at the south entrance of the driveway; or on Hitchcock Road, running perpendicular to South Pleasant Street/Route 116 directly across from the south entrance of the driveway. On particularly busy days, should all those areas be full, additional parking may be found in the lot behind Alumni House. Upon exiting our semicircular driveway, turn right onto South Pleasant Street/Route 116, proceed to the traffic light, turn right onto College Street/Route 9, take the first left turn onto Seelye Street and proceed to the parking lot on your left. From the Alumni House parking lot, the Office of Admission is a ten-minute walk across campus. (If you should receive a parking ticket while parked on the Amherst College campus, please bring it to the Admission receptionist and we will take care of it for you!)

View our Virtual Campus Tour

Can’t make it to campus in person? Join three Amherst students — Alexandre, Clara and Lauren — to explore our beautiful campus and learn more about academic and student life in our extraordinary college community. And hear our summer student interns talk about their experiences at Amherst.

Campus Tour Video

WELCOME TO AMHERST COLLEGE

Join three Amherst students — Alexandre, Clara and Lauren — to explore our beautiful campus and learn more about academic and student life in our extraordinary college community.

Admission Summer Conversations

HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS

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.