The 489 newest Amherst students arrived on campus Aug. 29, many with families in tow. These first-year and transfer students graduated from 388 secondary schools and speak more than 45 languages. [See more photos on Flickr]

Friendly students give a warm welcome to the arriving first-year and transfer students.
Fellow students excitedly greet the newest members of the mammoth family.
Three signs that it's move-in day: boxes, boxes and more boxes.
Soon these belongings will help turn a dorm room into a home.
When moving in, it always helps to pick up a new T-shirt.
While her mother, Ahang Zafari, makes her bed, Navva Sedigh '21 shares some good advice from her pillowcase. They arrived at Amherst from Farmington, Conn.
In Stearns Dorm, Amalia Rebekah Roy ‘21 embarks on life as an Amherst student. She’s pictured with her proud family.
Geoffrey Underwood '84 and Dede Danforth celebrate a successful move-in day with daughter Josie Underwood '21. Josie, from Cambridge, Mass., is a third-generation Amherst student.
Dylan Momplaisir ’21 (far right) with his family from Queens, N.Y. (via Haiti) on the first day of Orientation.
Sebastian Son '21 (fourth from left) arrived with his family from Fort Lee, N.J.
Lunch on Valentine Quad featured a new classic: mammoth cookies.
President Biddy Martin welcomes students and families on move-in day.
This special guest gives a warm welcome to students and families gathered in LeFrak Gymnasium.
Showing some Amherst pride with a "tusks up" hand gesture.
Drone view of students gathering in squads.
Squads getting to know each other through a variety of interactive exercises.
Professor Rhonda Cobham-Sander advises New Yorker Sophia Friedman ’21 about her classes and interests.
“Interrupting Bias: An Interactive Community Building Exercise,” brings students together on the third day of Orientation.
“Interrupting Bias: An Interactive Community Building Exercise,” brings students together on the third day of Orientation.
“Interrupting Bias: An Interactive Community Building Exercise,” brings students together on the third day of Orientation.
“Interrupting Bias: An Interactive Community Building Exercise,” brings students together on the third day of Orientation.
Through a series of skits, student health educators introduce first-years to ideas about wellness.
Students play spike ball during the ice cream social on Aug. 31.
On campus for two days, these students are already friends.
The new class of 2021 is known as the bicentennial class, because it will graduate in the College's bicentennial year.