New Students

Welcome Class of 2019 and Transfer Students



The entire Event Schedule for Orientation is at

Welcome to all new students!  When you arrive on campus, the Orientation Program will help you begin your exploration of the range of academic and co-curricular opportunities available at Amherst. Until then, this website should answer many of your questions and assist you in preparing for your first semester. Our staff also work throughout students' time at Amherst to continue helping them maximize their use of resources on campus. So learn, enjoy, and know that we’re delighted to welcome you to Amherst!  More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Important Dates for 2015

Tuesday, September 1 — Orientation begins!  New students (including new transfer students) arrive. Please report to Converse Hall Lobby between 9:00 a.m. and noon to pick up your Orientation packet and room key. If you arrive after noon, you can pick up your packet and room key from Campus Police.

 Last event for parents ends at 7:30pm. Orientation continues for new students until the start of classes.

Thursday, September 3 - Saturday, September 5 — All new students participate in one LEAP (learn | explore | activate | participate) program.

Monday, September 7 - Opening Convocation, Johnson Chapel

Tuesday, September 8 — First day of classes

The Orientation schedule is at:

Welcome Class of 2018 and Transfer Students