The Office of Residential Life provides a one-stop virtual location for all student housing needs. Whether you are looking to reserve your space for Academic Year 2020-2021, Summer 2020 housing, or requesting to live off campus, all applications and more are available via the Amherst College Housing Portal.
To assist students in this year's room selection process, we offer many resources, including Frequently Asked Questions, maps of halls and houses, "How to Select a Room Screenshots," and other resources.
When you are ready to start your application, just sign in by clicking here or on the portal button above.
Spring HSP Timeline
Last updated 2/10/2020
February 3-29 – Theme Community Open Houses
February 11 – The Office of Residential Life begins accepting housing applications for Academic Year 2020-2021
February 24 – Housing Selection Process Information Session #1, Friedmann Room, 7:00pm – This general session will cover all aspects of HSP, including Suite Selection
February 27 – Theme Community applications close.
March 9 – Housing Selection Process Information Session #2, Friedmann Room, 7:00pm – Session is geared toward Suite Selection. Other questions will be addressed at the end.
March 12 – Lip Sync Participant registration due
March 12 – Deadline for off-campus housing applications
March 12 – Academic Year 2020-2021 Applications Close – All time groups must be confirmed by this date
March 12 – Deadline to submit intent form for Suite Selection Process
March 13 – Housing accommodations finalized with the Office of Accessibility Services
March 14-22 – Spring Break
March 25 – Theme Community offers go out – Acceptances due April 1
March 25 – Suite Selection Process – Friedmann Room, 6:00pm
March 31 – Lip Sync Dress Rehearsal -- Location Johnson Chapel, Time TBD
April 1 – HSP time slots will be made available by email
April 1 – Theme Community Acceptances Due
April 1 – Lip Sync, Johnson Chapel, 7:00pm
April 2 – Housing Selection Process Information Session #3, Powerhouse, 7:00pm – This general session will cover all aspects of HSP
April 3 – Theme Community rosters finalized and all students have been notified of acceptance
April 13 – Housing Selection Process Day 1 – Res Life staff available in Keefe 011 for assistance
April 14 – Housing Selection Process Day 2 – Res Life staff available in Keefe 011 for assistance
April 15 – Housing Selection Process Day 3 – Res Life staff available in Keefe 011 for assistance
April 16 – Housing Selection Process Day 4 – Res Life staff available in Keefe 011 for assistance
April 27 – Deadline for students with approved accommodations who selected a room that did not meet their accommodation to reach out to request a new room from the reserve list
July 16 – Students with vacancies in their room/suite must inform the Office of Residential Life who they would like to fill the vacancy. Vacancies after this point may be filled by students in the Online Housing Selection Process for students on the wait-list.
July 28 - July 30 – Online Housing Selection Process for students on the wait-list or that did not select housing
September 5 – Returning student move-in
September 8 – Classes Begin
September 22 – Room Freeze ends (Office of Residential Life starts taking requests for room changes)