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Safety and Contact Information

Contact Information
Important Numbers  
Campus Phone 
Outside Dialing
Alumni House Reception Center 2065 542–2065

Alumni and Parent Programs Office

2313 542-2313
Campus Operator 0 542–2000
Amherst College Police (Business Line) 2291 542–2291
Amherst College Police (Emergency) 2111 542–2111
Post-60th Headquarters 8207 542–8207

There is a pay phone located at the entrance to Frost Library.

Medical Services
Emergency Services (24 hours a day): Amherst College Police
Campus Phone Pay Phone Cell Phone**
2111 542–2111 (413) 542–2111
** Important: Please use the cell phone number listed above for emergencies; if you dial 911 on your cell phone, you may get emergency services in your hometown.

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Amherst College Alcohol Policy

All alcohol must be served by a TIPS-certified bartender. BYO parties and no-host bars are not permitted on the campus.

Alcoholics Anonymous Center

Meetings will be held in Chapin Lounge of Chapin Hall on Friday and Saturday from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Massachusetts Drinking Laws

In Massachusetts, all persons under the age of 21 are prohibited from purchasing, otherwise procuring, transporting and/or consuming alcoholic beverages. It is illegal to serve alcoholic beverages to an already intoxicated person. Any sale of alcoholic beverages without a license is also prohibited. Public consumption or conveyance of alcohol in open containers is illegal in the Town of Amherst. This includes the presence of open containers in vehicles as well as the carrying of such containers on sidewalks, streets, the Town Common, etc.

Lost and Found

Articles found on campus will be kept at the Alumni House. Following Reunion, unclaimed items will be held at the Amherst College Police station for 30 days.


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