Updated March 16, 2017

On March 15, 2017, a federal judge issued a nation-wide order preventing President Trump’s new travel ban from taking effect on March 16, 2017.  The travel ban issue remains complex and evolving.  Therefore, we recommend that all international students, faculty, and staff consult with an immigration law expert before traveling internationally. To arrange a consultation with the college’s outside immigration counsel, please contact General Counsel Lisa Rutherford at lrutherford@amherst.edu.


For more information about the March 7th executive order, see this Fact Sheet and QandA from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (Read President Biddy Martin's response.)


This issue is rapidly evolving, and will require our vigilance and rapid response to ensure that all members of our community are supported and protected.  We are continuing to monitor the situation and will provide updates on this page as well as announcements on the Amherst Daily Message Center.