New students moved into their residence halls on the Quad on August 27.
In Appleton Hall, Helen Feibes ’23, (in black ) from Kentucky and Sophie Caldwell ’23, (in orange) from Texas unpacked with the help of their parents.
Down the hall, Umar Ali ’23 (center) and his parents from Queens, N.Y., paused for a family portrait.
James Minor ’23 (center) and his family hail from Nashville, Tenn.
After moving in, new students met in assigned squads. Their squadmates will be their classmates in their First Year Seminar course.
Squad members played word games as an icebreaker as they got to know each other.
New students pose for the time-honored class photo.
Incoming students met with faculty advisors on Aug. 28 to discuss class schedules and register for their first semester. Assistant Professor Sony Coranez Bolton (right) from the Department of Spanish Latinx and Latin American Studies met with Maira Owais ’23.
Professor Adam Sitze from the Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought (LJST) met with Julian Erickson-Watson, a transfer student.
President Biddy Martin welcomed new students and discussed the value of a liberal arts education.
A word cloud graphic generated during President Martin’s welcome address.
Representatives from Amherst’s Resource Centers — Queer Resource Center, Center for International Engagement, Multicultural Resource Center, Women’s and Gender Center, and Center for Diversity and Student Leadership — introduced themselves to the new students.
Our transfer students attended colleges located across the country. Four are veterans of the U.S. armed services and seven attended community college prior to enrolling. One is an exchange student from Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.