Sign-Up for a Campus Tour or Information Session

Interested in visiting campus for a tour or information session? 

It’s easy! First check the monthly calendars below for tour and information session schedules, then sign up online. (Groups of ten or more visitors should submit our group visit form.)

Getting to Know Us

Join us at the Admission Office on any of the days listed on the tour and information session calendars below. Reservations are not necessary for individual students and their families or for small groups of fewer than ten visitors, but we do encourage you to sign up online in advance. For groups of ten or more, reservations are required and must be confirmed in advance. To inquire about the possibility of a group visit, please submit our group visit form at least two week prior to the requested visit date.

Some additional important items of interest, as you plan your visit:

  • Location: The Admission Office is located at 220 South Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002.
  • Interviews: Amherst does not offer interviews for prospective students.
  • Demonstrated Interest: Amherst does not use an applicant’s “demonstrated interest” in our admission decisions.
  • Weekend Tours: On weekends, the Admission Office is open only on those mornings when information sessions are scheduled. If you are planning to take a campus tour on a day when we are not offering information sessions, please gather for the tour outside the Admission Office, 220 South Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, where you will be met by your student tour guide.
  • Self-Guided Tours: If you will be visiting our campus at a time when student-led tours are not offered, you can follow our online virtual tour or download PDF versions of our self-guided tour booklet and campus map (also available in hardcopy in the visitor information box outside the front door of the Admission Office).
  • Financial Aid Information Sessions: While our general admission information sessions include an introductory overview of the basic features of Amherst's financial aid program, our financial aid information sessions provide an opportunity for more detailed discussion of Amherst's financial aid policies and procedures and their practical application to differing family situations. We offer financial aid information sessions most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but there is variability in the schedule. To plan ahead, we invite you to access the online calendar and registration for upcoming financial aid information sessions. These sessions are held at the Office of Financial Aid, Converse Hall B-5 (lower level), only a short walk from the Admission Office.
  • Overnight Stays (admitted students only): We offer admitted students the opportunity to spend the night in one of our residence halls on specific nights during the month of April. Advance reservations are required, as a limited number of students may be accommodated. Admitted students will receive information on opportunities for overnight visits at the time of admission to Amherst.
  • Take a Virtual Tour: If you are unable to visit campus in person, or before you arrive for your on-campus tour, explore our online virtual tour at your own pace.

Tours and Information Session Calendars

To view a detailed schedule of tours and information sessions, click on the appropriate monthly calendar link below.
(If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, you'll need to download and install it first in order to view the monthly calendars.)

Spring 2019
January 2019 Tour and Information Session Calendar
February 2019 Tour and Information Session Calendar
March 2019 Tour and Information Session Calendar
April 2019 Tour and Information Session Calendar
May 2019 Tour and Information Session Calendar

Decided when you'd like to visit?  Reservations are not required for campus tours or information sessions, but we do encourage you to sign up online in advance.  

Planning a later visit? 
Schedules for Summer 2019 are not yet finalized. Please check back in mid-March for our Summer 2019 calendars or call the Office of Admission at (413) 542-2328 for preliminary information.

We look forward to seeing you!