Life at Amherst is Unexpected
From spike ball on the Quad to comedy improv to giant art installations, life on campus is packed with fun and enriching experiences.
Amherst students have many opportunities to enrich their educations through co-curricular and extracurricular activities. A student might go to hear a guest speaker in anthropology, take a karate class, sing in an a cappella concert, and help paint a house with Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity—all in a single week. Explore the many aspects of social life at Amherst and see which ones excite you the most.
The Amherst College dining experience is much more than great food. It is a community experience focused on great service, culinary expertise, and fresh, local, and natural ingredients with a commitment to environmental and social responsibility.
The safety and wellbeing of everyone on campus is a critical aspect of thriving at Amherst — individually and as a community. We have dedicated staff and comprehensive programs to support health, safety, and the many aspects of wellbeing.
Located adjacent to Amherst, a town of 35,000 people in the western part of the state, Amherst College has a scenic 1,000-acre campus and includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary. See a slideshow and more on our Visiting Amherst page.