Important Telephone Numbers

Calling from On-campus
Calling from Off-campus
or Cell Phone
Alumni House Reception Center 2065 413-542–2065
Alumni and Parent Programs Office 2313 413-542-2313
Campus Operator 0 413-542–2000
Amherst College Police (Business Line) 2291 413-542–2291
Amherst College Police (Emergency) 2111 413-542–2111
Post-60th Headquarters 8207 413-542–8207

Emergency Medical Services

Amherst College Police offers Emergency Services (24 hours a day)

Calling from On-campus
Calling from Off-campus
or Cell Phone**
2111 413-542–2111

**IMPORTANT: Please use the number listed above for emergencies; if you dial 911 on your cell phone, you may get emergency services in your hometown.

Get more information on non-emergency medical services.

Safety and Security

Amherst College Alcohol Policy

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

Alcoholics Anonymous Resources

An AA meeting will be held in Chapin Lounge of Chapin Hall on Friday and Saturday from 4 – 6:30 p.m. There are also many meetings in the local area. 

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

During Reunion, articles found on-campus can be turned in at Alumni House, where they will be held until Sunday morning. At this time, all unclaimed items will be brought to the Amherst College Police station and held for 30 days. If you believe you have left something behind on-campus, please call the police station business line at 413-542–2291.

Guns and Fireworks

It is a criminal offense for anyone to carry a firearm or other dangerous weapon on any College property. Under the state’s strict gun control law, those caught with unlicensed guns face a mandatory one-year minimum sentence upon conviction. Violations of the state law on firearms and other dangerous weapons are considered extremely serious and may lead to criminal charges, including arrest. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts also prohibits the possession and discharging of any type of fireworks.