Our campus features six residential areas, from the First-Year Quad areas that surround our iconic main campus quadrangle to our most recent residence halls along the Greenway, a 12-acre natural corridor featuring footpaths through gardens, seating areas, and outdoor recreation and performance spaces.

Learn About Our Residential Areas

Two Amherst College dorms on a bright afternoon

First-Year Quad East

This area, located to the east of the campus’ main quad, comprises Charles Pratt, James, and Stearns residence halls. Learn More

A down hidden behind bright autumn trees in the sun

First-Year Quad West

This area, located to the east of the campus’ main quad, comprises, Appleton, North, South, and Williston residence halls. Learn More

A student walking in front of a dorm from behind trees

Central Campus

This area surrounds is north of the main quad and surrounds Valentine Dining Hall, Noah Webster Circle, and the First-Year Quad. Learn More

The Amherst College Greenway dorms

Greenways, King, Wieland

We designed these halls around convenient and useful outdoor spaces that emphasizes student recreation. Learn More

A two-story brick building with white wood trim

North Campus

North Campus stretches from residence halls along College Street to those above the Emily Dickinson Museum. Learn More

A large brick dorm behind a wide green lawn

West Campus

These halls are closest to downtown Amherst, offereing the most convenient location to area shops and restaurants. Learn More

You can also explore campus by following our self-guided online virtual tour, access our interactive campus map, download a print campus map,  or pick up printed copies of our campus map and our “Exploring Amherst” self-guided tour booklet from the visitor box outside the front door of Amherst's Wilson Admission Center.

Campus Tour Video

Explore Amherst College

Join three Amherst students to explore our beautiful campus and learn more about academic and student life in our extraordinary community. (Note: This video contains footage taken before the pandemic.)