Check the Amherst Password Rules before setting a new password to ensure that your password meets our complexity criteria.


  • faculty (except new faculty)
  • staff
  • Amherst student
  • retiree
  • emerita/emeritus
  • spouse/partner
...use Standard Password Reset, which requires that you know your current password, to change your password.

Employees: If your password has expired you can still use it on the above link to change your password.

If you’ve forgotten your password or have questions, call the Help Desk at x2526.

  • alumnus/alumna
  • applicant
  • admitted/deposited student
  • Five College student 
  • new faculty 
  • Folger employee 
  • family or friend of current student (access to bills) 
  • widow/widower

...use Email Password Reset to create or change your password, or reset a forgotten password.

NOTE: This process will also tell you your Amherst username, if you've forgotten it or don't know it.