Amherst is a place where learning includes living. We guarantee housing for all students for all four years. Almost all of our students live on campus. And all first-year students live in dormitories on our first-year quad, right in the heart of campus. Our students eat great meals with great friends in Valentine Dining Hall, which offers delicious dietary options, with food sourced from local farms, including our own Book & Plow Farm.
Office of Residential Life
Our staff includes deans, area coordinators and 62 student resident counselors, all of whom are dedicated to creating a rewarding and valuable residential experience. Learn more about Residential Life.
Amherst has 34 residence halls. Seven of these buildings are for first-year students. Sophomores, juniors and seniors choose where they live, and housing for them is available in various configurations. Find detailed information about Housing at Amherst.