Welcome New First-Year and Transfer Students
As a new student at Amherst College, you are bound to have questions. Orientation is designed around you, helping to uncover the answers to the questions you have, and providing you information about campus resources, programs and services. STAY TUNED for detailed information and important dates regarding Orientation, required forms and their deadlines.
Tuesday, September 1— Orientation begins! New students (including new transfer students) arrive. Please arrive on campus between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to pick up your Orientation packet and room key. If you arrive after 12:30 p.m., you can pick up your packet and room key from Campus Police.
- Last event for parents ends at 7:30 p.m. Orientation continues for new students until the start of classes.
Wednesday, September 2- Registering for Classes: Your academic advisor will be assigned to you over the summer.
Monday, September 7 - Opening Convocation, Johnson Chapel
Tuesday, September 8 — First day of classes