The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life (RSL) helps students to live their faith, explore spiritual practices, and make meaning within themselves and the world. We strive to meet each student where they are—whether continuing within a religious or humanist tradition, seeking among them, or exploring outside of them. We work to support personal wholeness, interfaith understanding, and collective wellbeing.

 RSL Priorities

  1. RSL serves and supports the religious, spiritual, and value-based lives of the Amherst community.
  2. RSL works to cultivate understanding and appreciation across diversities of belief and identity, and mobilizes these connections toward bettering our world.
  3. RSL achieves its aims by being visible, relevant, and integrated into the Amherst community.

For detailed programming info, please refer to our RSL calendar.

Useful Links

Drop-in Hours


Cadigan Center Our chaplains look forward to meeting you and are available for individual counsel and advice. All have drop-in hours and all are available by appointment too.

Our offices are located in The Cadigan Center for Religious Life at 38 Woodside Avenue (south of Newport House and behind the President's House). Visit our campus map to see where the Cadigan Center is in relation to the rest of campus. The chaplains are often working and available to meet in other, more central locations when on campus.