Greenway Campus Projects

By 2018, the eastern portion of the College campus will be transformed by the addition of a 250,000 square-foot science center, four new residence halls and an expansive greenway for recreation and relaxation running the full length of that landscape. The Greenway Projects are an expression of what Amherst College believes about teaching, learning, living, and interacting as a community.

Fostering Connection

In a close community, place matters. To realize the full potential of the residential liberal arts college, we must blur the line between inside and outside the classroom, so that the entirety of the campus experience fulfills the promise of an Amherst education. The Greenway Projects will yield flexible, versatile, and engaging spaces that foster connection and enrich how we learn and interact. 

Construction Timeline

Timeline of major construction dates


Common space inside the Science Center

The Science Center

In 2018, Amherst will have completed a spectacular new interdisciplinary Science Center with state-of-the art teaching and research facilities.

aerial sketch of the Greenway

The Greenway

Approximately 12 acres, the Greenway will include gardens, seating areas, and outdoor recreation and performance spaces. 

Architectural sketch of the Greenway dorms

Greenway Residence Halls

Tucked into the hillside, with iconic views of the Holyoke Range, the new halls are grouped around a central courtyard and linked by bridges. Take a video tour, see photos and more.

diagram of various sustainability features, including solar arrays and rain water capture

Sustainability Features

Energy conservation is one of the main design principles in all three projects.