We strongly encourage all students, faculty and staff to have a visible ID while on campus.  Your Amherst College ID card will allow you access to the exterior of buildings, some interior rooms, meal swipes, vending purchases and purchases at various retail outlets on campus. ID services is located just outside of the Dining Hall in Valentine and can be contacted at idservices@amherst.edu or x5591.


Photo Submission

Please submit a clear headshot photo to idservices@amherst.edu. Photo submission guidelines are available on the Photo for Student ID and Directories page.

ID Pickup

ID pickups will be done via appointment.  Please coordinate with our staff to arrange a time. 

Faculty and staff, ID’s can also be sent to your department.

Lost IDs

If you are in immediate need of an ID, please contact campus police at x2291 or the housing department at housing-operations@amherst.edu.

Building Access

For students, residence hall access is controlled by Housing; contact them at housing-operations@amherst.edu. Additional building access requests are controlled by IT; they can be contacted at askit@amherst.edu.

For faculty and staff, building access is controlled by IT; they can be contacted at askit@amherst.edu.

Meal and Charge Plans

If you have specific questions about meal or charge plans, including AC Dollars, 5 College Meal Exchange, Amherst Meal Plans, Employee Charge Plans or costs of meal, please email mealplan@amherst.edu.

ID's for Non Employees

Please reference this page and complete the required information. Once HR provides ID Services with the appropriate information, a card will be generated.