Strategic Plan

Our Strategy

The seven priorities outlined in our strategic plan reaffirm our commitment to the liberal arts in an era of dramatic change, emphasizing connections between academic programs and residential offerings and preparing our graduates to enter the world.

Campus construction

The Future of Our Campus

By 2018 the eastern portion of the College campus will be transformed by the addition of a 230,000-square-foot science center, four new residence halls and an expansive greenway for recreation and relaxation running the full length of that landscape.


Construction Cam

Students housed in one of the four new residence halls south of Merrill will have a prime view of the Mount Holyoke Range, shown here at night. Check out the ConstructionCam day or night to keep track of the progress.

A path in Amherst College's Wildlife Sanctuary

Green Amherst

Amherst is deeply committed to sustainability—now and in the future. See what we’re doing, and get involved.