Deans’ Days and Student-Dean Conversations for Alumni Children


The Office of Admission has scheduled three Deans’ Days for 2018. Designed expressly for Amherst alumni parents and their children who will be high school seniors in 2018-19, these events provide an opportunity for Amherst families to learn more about Amherst and our admission policies. Each program includes a group conversation for parents and students, a student-led tour of the campus and a light lunch.

In 2018, Deans’ Days will be held on Friday, May 25, Thursday, July 19, and Thursday, Aug. 16; each program is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. (Note: The May 25 session, during Reunion Weekend, will also be open to students who will be high school juniors in 2018-19.)

Preregistration is required. To register for one of the three Deans’ Days, please contact Marcy Dyer by phone at (413) 542-2609 or by email at Detailed information will be mailed to registrants two weeks prior to the event.


Alumni children who are rising high school seniors may also arrange for a personal conversation with a senior member of the Office of Admission. These meetings allow for a more detailed, individualized exploration of the student’s interest and aspirations, with an eye toward being as helpful as possible to an alumni child who is navigating the college admission process. In order for our Admission deans to provide substantive and specific advice, the student will be expected to provide any available standardized test results, a transcript through the junior year and a list of senior-year academic classes one week prior to the scheduled meeting.

Accordingly, the ideal time for student-dean conversations is between June 1 and Labor Day; they are offered Monday through Friday only and will not be available after Sept. 30.

To schedule an appointment for a student-dean conversation, please contact Marcy Dyer by phone at (413) 542-2609 or by email at Please note that a few time slots for student-dean conversations are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the afternoons of the Deans’ Day programs listed above. An appointment for one of those student-dean conversations should be requested when registering for the Deans’ Day program; participation in the Deans’ Day program does not automatically include an appointment for a student-dean conversation.