COVID-19 Updates and Changes

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life at Amherst College, the nation, and around the world. Our thoughts are with our students and those they love and who love them, and with our colleagues and our local community. We are eager to support our students and community in this challenging time and the uncertainty that may lie ahead.

Daily Wellness Zoom

The Daily Wellness Zoom will provide the Amherst community with an opportunity to engage in a 10 to 15-minute wellness activity to help reduce stress during this difficult time. The Zoom will be held daily at 12:00PM EST from March 23rd to the 27th and is open to students, staff and faculty. You may join any day or every day using this link We will practice a different stress-reduction strategy each day. Depending on the size of the group, participants may be invited to engage in conversation or chat, and you are also welcome to simply listen in.

Counseling Center

Need help now?

To access a counselor or get crisis mental health care, call us at 413-542-2354. In the event of an immediate, life-threatening emergency, please call Amherst College Police emergency line at 413-542-2111. If you or someone you know are having thoughts of suicide, call or visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) or reach the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741 (in the U.S.).

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The Counseling Center is a confidential resource for the Amherst community. Our clinical services are confidential, and your conversations with us are privileged. We will not share any information about you without your explicit written permission, including with academic departments, parents, faculty members or others. Read our Policy on Confidentiality for more details.