Correct or Update Official College Information

You can edit personal information in your online directory profile, but you should contact the following departments if you need changes made to your offical College information (title, department, role, etc.):

Customize Your Directory Settings

Log into the Online Directory

To begin, go to the Amherst College Directory page and click on the "Sign In" button in the upper right-hand corner of your browser. Sign in with your Amherst College username and password.

Directory sign-in instructions

Search Tips

  1. Search Tip: Keep in mind that if you are searching for faculty or staff in the directory,  you might need to log in to get the full results.
  2. Searching for Students: No student directory information is available to the public. If you log in, you'll be able to see the name, class year, role, PO Box, and Class Year.

Edit Your Profile

Once you're logged in, there will be two links in the the upper right-hand corner of your browser: "Edit My Profile" and "Sign Out." Select "Edit My Profile" to makes changes to your account.

Edit my profile link highlighted

Once logged in, you will be able to:

  • Update your personal information, including your mobile and personal phone numbers, personal email and pronoun
  • Update your photo
  • Choose which content should appear on the public directory
  • Choose which content should appear to logged-in viewers only

Make Content Public or Directory-Only

A box with Public, Amherst Only and Hidden options You can select whether each element of your entry is visible to the Public (i.e., beyond Amherst), to Amherst Only, or, in some cases, Hidden (visible to you only).

As part of their personal information, everyone may set their pronoun by logging into ACData and navigating to the "name preferences" form.

Additionally, everyone may record their name’s pronunciation in their own voice using the record name option.

Update Your Photo

If you would like to upload a different photo than what is currently showing in the online directory, here are the steps to follow:

How to update your photo in the directory

  •  Select “Update Your Photo” to replace your Amherst I.D. card with a photo of your own choosing.
  • Browse for the photo you would like to upload.


Instructions for uploading a new photo for the diretory

  • Drag the purple plus sign to recenter your photo
  • Depending on the size of your photo, you might be able to drag the slider under your photo to make it larger/smaller.
  • The previews show how your photo will look in the variety of ways that this photo will be displayed.

Update photo tools

  • You can choose to return to your ID photo at any point
  • You can browse for another photo choice
  • Click on “Done Editing” when finished.

  Instructions for updating directory

  •  Select Public or Amherst Only to control what information shows in the directory. (Some items also include a “Hidden - visible only to me” option.)

Fields that will remain public indicated

  • Changing your title, email, phone, or campus location to Amherst Only will affect the online directory only. Your title will still appear on:
      • Your personal profile page (Example)
      • Your entry on the Faculty & Staff page of any academic department (Example)
      • Any web page that uses the Faculty/Staff Callout in the CMS (Example