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 countless 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 then help paint a house with Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity—all in a single week!
Amherst students don’t get just a world-class education—they also have some world-class fun. Explore the many aspects of social life at Amherst and see which ones excite you the most.
Students lead more than 100 different autonomous organizations, including groups for activism and community service, religious and cultural affinity groups, intramural sports teams, arts clubs, newspapers and journals, a debate team, a radio station and more.
Athletics are a vibrant part of Amherst’s living and learning experience, from recreation to intramural/club sports to the 27 NCAA Division III teams. Our facilities include playing fields, an 8,000-square-foot fitness center, a pool, courts and an ice rink.
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.