Suspension of Campus Visitor Programs

In response to the evolving situation with COVID-19, Amherst College has made the difficult decision to suspend public on-campus events until at least May 1. As a result, we will not be holding any on-campus tours or information sessions until further notice. In addition, all Amherst College buildings, including the Admission Office, are closed. Our students, faculty and staff are studying, teaching and working remotely from their homes. Although the Admission Office is closed, we are monitoring phone messages and emails during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm), so please don't hesitate to contact us. We want to stay in touch with you!

We truly regret that we are not able to offer our usual visitor programs, but we are confident you will understand that this decision is in the best interest of the health and well-being of our community and our visitors. Because Amherst is and has always been a warm and welcoming environment that places a priority on close-knit, personal relationships, this development is unusual and especially disappointing, but unavoidable.

Despite the suspension of on-campus visitor programs, we encourage you to explore Amherst through the College website and our online virtual tour. You can also learn more about student life at Amherst by reading our student blogs and the bios of our tour guides and diversity outreach interns. There’s a lot to know about us!

Learn more about Amherst’s response to COVID-19 developments.

Campus Tours and Information Sessions

Tour Guides Panorama