Greenway Dorms architectural aerial sketch

It is the obligation of a serious college to hold open the space for thought and deliberation, and to offer more than scripted knowledge. The new residence halls will offer more are than just a place to live, but the chance for students to create the community they desire.

—Biddy Martin, 19th President of Amherst College


Located south of Merrill and McGuire, the new residence halls are tucked into the hillside and offer iconic views of the Holyoke Range. With buildings grouped around a central courtyard and linked by bridges, the entire complex is infused with the concept of community.

The Greenway’s landscaped paths, gardens and outdoor social spaces seamlessly connect the residences to campus. The four new dormitories accommodate 296 students and offer a range of room options from singles to suites.


Greenway Residence Hall

September 7, 2016

Follow along as two of our students—Takudzwa Tapfuma ’17 and David Le ’17E—take a tour of the new Greenway dorms. (Video by Marcus DeMaio)

Construction Time-Lapse

September 1, 2016

Watch a time-lapse video of the Greenway dorms being constructed, taken from live webcam images. (Video by Marcus DeMaio)

ribbon-cutting ceremony

A Celebration for the Greenway

Watch the ribbon-cutting ceremony of September 9, and read quotes from President Martin and others.