Housing Selection Process 2020-2021

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 Questionsmaps 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 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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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)