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.
In response to the evolving situation with COVID-19, the College has developed an extensive plan for Fall 2020. Learn about the guidelines for returning to campus and the latest changes to the academic program, housing, dining, athletics, and more.
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.
Students lead more than 100 autonomous organizations, including groups for activism, religious cultural affinity groups, intramural sports, arts clubs, a debate team, a radio station, and more.
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.