Download the Amherst Alumni Mobile App
Amherst is pleased to introduce a new way for alumni to stay connected: the Amherst Alumni mobile app, powered by EverTrue!
No matter where you live or how busy your schedule is, you will be able to connect with other alums and keep up to date with the latest Amherst and alumni news. The app is available to alumni, faculty, staff and current students.
- Alumni directory searchable by Name, Class Year, Company or Grad School.
- Nearby function lets you search by Location and view the results on a map
- Integration with LinkedIn
- Alumni and College Events Calendar
- Facebook, Twitter, YouTube news streams
- Upload photos and class notes to the app
- How do I log in?
- Why do I need a 4-digit PIN?
- What personal information will be available for alumni to see?
- Can I edit or hide my personal information displayed in the app?
- Can I update my profile information directly in the mobile app?
- When using the Nearby tool with the map, how do I locate alums in another location outside of my current location?
- Is the location information real-time?
- When using the map, how do I know who is in the area and in my class?
- Using the directory: Can I search for a list of my classmates?
- Can I email or call another alum directly from the app?
- How do I connect the app with my LinkedIn account?
- Why can't I connect the app with my Facebook account?
- How can I see events in my area?
The Amherst Alumni App for iPhone and Android uses email verification and is limited to use by confirmed alumni, students, faculty and staff of Amherst. If your email address is not recognized, please contact the Alumni Office at email@example.com or call (413) 542-2313.
How do I log in?
You will need to enter your email address and your name and credentials will be verified in order to gain access. You will then receive an email with further instructions. If your email is address is not accepted, please contact the Alumni Office to reconcile your email address. If your email is recognized but you do not receive an email in your In Box, please check your spam/junk folder. Note: After initially logging in, your information will be saved and you will not be required to log in for 30 days.
Why do I need a 4-digit PIN?
Amherst believes that this additional security step will protect alumni data should an alum's phone be stolen. You will need to enter your 4-digit PIN every time you access the app. If you already have a 4-digit PIN to unlock your phone, you can set it to be the same.
What personal information will be available for alumni to see?
The information in the Alumni mobile app is identical to the information in the Alumni Directory and will respect the same permissions you set in your Online Alumni Profile. If you have hidden your personal information from the role of "alumni" your personal information will not be displayed to alumni. By default, home information is hidden from students but professional information and email addresses are available to students.
Can I edit or hide my personal information displayed in the app?
To hide all your information or particular categories of your information, please update your settings on your Alumni Profile. Categories of information include: Personal, Professional, Academic, Activities. Your name, class year and major will always appear to all authenticated users.
Can I update my profile information directly in the mobile app?
Yes, it is easy to update your contact information directly in the mobile app. Click “Update My Profile” at the bottom of your record with the requested changes which will be forwarded to our office. To protect the integrity of the alumni database, you cannot directly change contact information in the mobile app in real time. Once the updated information is received, the Alumni Office will update your profile. To suggest an update for a fellow Amherst classmate, friend, or family member, click the “Suggest an Update” button at the bottom of their profile. To change who can see your information, please update your online Alumni Profile.
Can I email or call another alum directly from the app?
Yes. While in the directory, tap the e-mail address of the alum you wish to contact and your e-mail provider will generate a message. If you click the phone number, your phone will begin to dial the number.
How do I connect the app with my LinkedIn account?
The latest update of the app enables all alums to directly connect and professionally network using LinkedIn. When using the mobile app, you are able to connect your personal LinkedIn account with the directory by clicking the yellow “Login to LinkedIn for enhanced profiles” button. Once you are logged in, you can view information that alums have chosen to include on their personal LinkedIn profiles along with the number of connections you have in common. You can directly connect with other Amherst alumni by clicking the yellow LinkedIn button to add or invite alums to LinkedIn. Any information that is provided by LinkedIn will appear on the profile screen with the LinkedIn icon to the right. Don’t forget to list Amherst in your education information and to connect with our Amherst LinkedIn Group.
When using the Nearby tool with the map, how do I locate alums in another location outside of my current location?
Click the magnifying glass in the bottom right corner of the map. This will allow you to enter a specific town, state, country, or address to search. Zoom out by pinching two fingers together on the screen and then trail one finger to the desired area on the map. A purple “A” pin will display representing the location of alums.
Is the location information real-time?
No. The location information is based on home and employment address information in the Alumni Directory.