Housing Selection Process 2019-2020

The links available on this page are intended for the regular housing selection process, not the wait list selection process. To access the portal for wait list selection in Summer 2019, please navigate to Wait List Selection Process Summer 2019. 

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 2019-20, summer 2019 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 "How To" videos, 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. 

 June 4 - New Student Housing and Transfer Student Housing Questionnaire Opens

June 10 - New Student Housing and Transfer Student Housing Questionnaire Closes

 July 17 – Students with vacancies in their room/suite must inform the Office of Residential Life whom 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 31/August 1 – Online Housing Selection Process for returning students on the wait list or did not select housing in April

August 27 - New student move-in

August 31 – Returning student move-in

September 3 – Classes Begin