Important Information for Students and their Families
New Student Guide
The Freshman Dean’s Office has prepared A New Student Guide to gather in one place most of the information found useful – often essential – by new students and their families.
Your son/daughter is about to begin one of the biggest adventures of their life. College is a turning point for both the soon-to-be-college student and their parent. It is a time when both are leaving familiar roles and looking forward to the future with both anticipation and some anxiety. College students are young adults who, often for the first time, will be living in an environment where they are responsible for their own decisions and lifestyle. The first year may be particularly challenging for students as they transition to living on campus at Amherst College
Student I.D. Card information
Photo Request from the Office of Public Affairs and Dining Services: The Public Affairs Office and Dining Services requested that you upload a photograph of yourself which will be used for your student I.D. card as well as in the print and electronic campus directories, often accessed by your faculty for class facebooks. Your photo should be “portrait orientation,” at least 300 pixels wide and saved as a JPG.