Welcome to the Office of Residential Life

Keefe Campus Center


On behalf our entire staff, we wish to extend our welcome to you. It is our sincere hope that you will find your experiences in our residence halls both rewarding and valuable in terms of personal growth, lasting friendships, and future development.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to visit or contact us:

Location: Keefe Campus Center, Lower Level
Academic Year Office Hours: (Labor Day—Memorial Day) Monday—Friday, 8:30 am—4:30 pm
Summer Hours: (Memorial Day—Labor Day) Monday—Friday, 8:00 am—4:00 pm 
Office Phone: (413) 542-2161
Fax: (413) 542-8488
Email:  reslife@amherst.edu

New Students - Class of 2021 and New Transfer Students

  • Your Housing Questionnaire responses are due by Wednesday, July 5th.  Navigate to the Housing Portal to respond!

  • Room assignments will be developed over the next weeks, with notification to new students occurring in early August.  While you await your assignment, get to know the halls and other facilities by perusing their floor plans.

  • Plan ahead!  Have questions about what's allowed or disallowed in the halls?  Please see Section 7 and Section 9 of our Student Code of ConductNote: Beginning with the Class of 2021 and new transfers, the College will no longer permit students to remove any College-issued furniture (including bed frames and mattresses) from their assigned room unless there is an approved housing accommodation provided by the College’s Accessibility Services Office.


Summer Greetings! All access to residence hall storage this summer will be by scheduled appointment to maximize efficiency and convenience.

Storage Appointment Availability:
10:30 am—3:30 pm
7:00 pm—9:00 pm

Appointment requests must be confirmed by the Office of Residential Life one business day in advance of your requested appointment time. To schedule your 15-minute appointment(s) call the Office of Residential Life at (413) 542-2161 or send an email to reslife@amherst.edu.

Only extenuating circumstances will be considered for access to storage at other times.  24 hours’ notice is required to assure staff availability.  Requests made inside a 24-hour window may not be possible.

Extenuating circumstances might include: health or family emergencies, unexpected travel demands, or unexpected housing assignment changes.


Amherst College Housing Portal

Need Help?  Click How to review your room inspection

Residential Life Calendar: Important Dates to Remember

Transfer and New Students!

Welcome to Amherst. To get started on selecting your room, you need to click the portal link above.  There you will be asked questions about your housing preferences.

Also on the Residential Life website: 

General Housing Information

Theme Houses

ResLife Jobs

Staff Directory