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If you plan to stay in a local hotel, we recommend that you make your reservations early. Lists of local hotels, motels and B&Bs are available here or by request by calling Alumni and Parent Programs at (413) 542–2313 or emailing


Charles_Pratt.jpgOn-campus housing is available Wednesday through Saturday nights only, on a first-come, first-served basis, to the occupancy limits of the College dormitories. Register early as housing may fill up and we may not be able to accommodate all requests for on-campus accommodations.

Remember that there will be parties around campus on Friday and Saturday nights, and depending on your proximity, that may impact your sleep if you turn in before your classmates. Dorms open at 2 p.m. on Wednesday and close at noon on Sunday.  It is not possible to stay additional nights due to required maintenance on the buildings that begins right after Reunion.

If all class members staying on campus will not fit in their headquarters building, you will be housed together as much as possible in another dorm, as close by as we can manage. You can request to be housed near friends when you register and can let us know about any special needs you may have, especially any accessibility needs. Most dorms are accessible, but some are more accessible than others. We try and avoid giving alumni roommates, but it is sometimes necessary to accommodate the size of the 5th and 10th reunion classes. You will receive a confirmation of your room reservation; however, you will not receive your room assignment until you arrive on campus. Please register and pick up your room key at the Alumni House Reception Center. 

Reminder: Dormitory rooms are functional (extra-long twin-size beds, sheets, towels, a pillow and a blanket are provided). There are no rooms with private baths. All dormitories and houses are non-smoking. You may want to bring flip-flops for the shower and a reading light, and you will need toiletries. The dormitories are not air-conditioned, and we encourage you to bring a fan.

Late Arrivals: If you arrive after Alumni House closes, please call the Amherst College Police (dial x2291) using the phone outside of Alumni House. Instructions will also be posted on the Alumni House door. The police will accompany you to your on-campus room. You can return to Alumni House in the morning to pick up your key.

At the end of your stay, please return your room key and access fob to the Alumni House Reception Center, or place it in the key box in the lobby of your dormitory. Missing keys require the locks to be replaced; therefore, your cooperation is appreciated.

60th-and-Beyond Reunion Classes (Class of 1955 and earlier)

Alumni who graduated in 1955 or earlier, plus one guest each, are offered complimentary on-campus accommodations and continental breakfasts. Other meals, not part of class programs, can be purchased at Valentine Dining Hall. More information will be available at check-in.


Upcoming Events

Washington, D.C. - A Summer Tasting of American Bourbons
July 9, 2015 | 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Minnesota - Dr. David E. Little
July 16, 2015
| 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Northern California - Summer Send-Off Reception
July 16, 2015 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Washington, D.C. - Summer Send-Off Reception
July 19, 2015 | 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.