Registration for Amherst Today

The registration fee for the program and meals (lunch and dinner Friday; breakfast and lunch on Saturday) is $75. Registrations will be accepted until the program is full. Space is limited, but we will maintain a waiting list as there are frequently last-minute cancellations. Please note that any cancellation requests submitted after April 18 will receive a partial refund of $25.

Please register online. Call our office at (413) 542-2313 for assistance or to pay by check.

Checking in

You can pick up your packet with a name tag, schedule, participant biographies, list of open classes and meal tickets at the Pontypool building. There is a small driveway in front available while you pick up your packet. 

Open Classes

Some faculty have agreed to open their classes to visitors on Friday, April 27. A list of open classes will be available in April. If you attend a class, please arrive early to introduce yourself to the professor, and plan to remain for the entire class.

Getting to Amherst

Please see the college's Public Transportation page for information about getting to Amherst by air, bus or train (including information about shuttle and limousine services). If traveling by car, see our Driving Directions.


Participants will receive a parking pass in advance of the program which will enable them to park in designated areas on the main campus. The preferred parking location for this event is the Alumni Parking Lot. See a map of all possible campus parking here. All handicapped parking placards will be honored by the Amherst College Campus Police. The Town of Amherst has designated weekday Permit Parking Only areas in the campus vicinity. You may park in these spaces on Saturdays and Sundays only, and cars will be ticketed by the town if parked there at any other time. Metered parking is available along Boltwood Avenue.

Lodging Information

A block of rooms for Amherst Today has been held at the Lord Jeffery Inn, to book a room, call 413-256-8200 and let them know you are with the Amherst Today program. The rooms will be held till March 20th. General hotel information is available on our local lodgings page.

Computer Access on Campus

Guests may use one of the public computers on campus at the following locations (log on to the network with the username acguest):

  • Frost Library: Lobby and A Level
  • Seeley Mudd Computer Center
  • Keefe Campus Center kiosks (2)
  • Valentine Hall kiosks (2)
  • Alumni Gym kiosk on the balcony outside Wolff Fitness Center

Accessing the Internet While on Campus

If you plan to use your own computer, there is wireless network access in all dorms, Alumni House, the Library, Keefe Campus Center, the Science and Music Libraries, Webster Technology Classroom, Seeley Mudd, Valentine Hall, Alumni Gym and all academic buildings. Please be aware that, due to the nature of wireless signals, you may not receive any wireless reception in some areas of certain buildings. Please note that the telephone ports in individual rooms will not be active, so dial-up Internet service providers will not be accessible from your room on campus.

In order to access the wireless network, alumni must first register their computers on the Amherst network. Select the Amherst wireless network. Then open a Web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or Chrome). You should automatically be taken to the NetReg page. If you are not automatically sent to the NetReg page, type in the address field of your browser. Once you arrive at the NetReg page, follow the instructions for visitors and guests on the right side of the page.

Emergency Contact Telephone Number

If you wish to provide family or friends with an emergency phone number while you are in Amherst, please use (413) 542-2000 (our main switchboard). The campus operator will assist in relaying a message.


Contact Alumni and Parent Programs at or (413) 542-2313.