Campus Closure, December 2, 2019

As announced on the SNOW line and My Amherst, with the snowstorm that will hit this area, the College is closed Monday, December 2, 2019.  


Frost Library is closed.  Mead Art Museum, Beneski Natural History, and the Emily Dickinson Homestead are closed.  Academic and Administrative buildings will not be open.

Essential Operations Staff

Staff whose work is related to essential, emergency, or weather management should report to work if their supervisor concludes that is necessary. All other staff should not come into work.


Campus business meetings involving staff are cancelled.


Facilities staff will be working throughout the storm to keep the campus clear of snow to the best of their ability. Of course the snow and weather conditions far exceed their capacity to keep all travel-ways clear, so anyone traversing campus should take exceeding care to be safe in doing so.

Should you encounter a situation on campus that affects your safety or that of others, please immediately call Amherst College Police at 413-542-2111


Please make sure that your car is parked where it is supposed to be. Specifically, students must park in student lots. The Winter Parking Ban will be strictly enforced.  Faculty and staff should not leave cars on campus as a matter of convenience.  This is critically important to allow for the clearing of campus thoroughfares by our road crews and to allow for the transit of emergency vehicles if necessary.

Other Notices

Dining: Valentine Dining Hall will remain open for normal business.

Emergency Medical Care: Throughout the storm, our police officers and ACEMS will be on duty and around campus.   Because there are likely to be considerable community demands upon local emergency personnel, please do not take any undue risks during the storm. If a situation requires it, of course, we will call upon town emergency services for support.

Athletic Center:  The Athletic Center is closed

To confirm that campus business will proceed Tuesday as normal, we will send an email to the community once we have made that decision.

Thank you.


John B. Carter, Police Chief-Director of Public Safety

Snow Closure Policy: