Office of Communications

The Office of Communications tells the stories of Amherst College, providing the campus community, as well as prospective students, alumni and the public, with a look at Amherst’s vibrancy and excellence. We chronicle the achievements of the college—and our faculty, students and alumni—through articles, images, video and multimedia on amherst.edu and social media, in print publications, and through outreach to local, national and global media outlets.

We prepare news for release to newspapers and other media, produce the college homepage and top-level pages of the college website, oversee the college’s sports communication program and organize college-wide events, including each year’s Commencement Weekend. Our projects include the course catalog, Amherst magazine and recruiting publications used by the Admission Office.

We create content—in words, photographs, audio and video—that highlights the excellence and uniqueness of Amherst College and its community.

Screenshot of the college online event calendar and the the Daily Mail on a mobile phone

Calendar & Daily Mail

Post your events on the calendar and announcements in the Message Center system, to include them in the Daily Mail.

Web Design and Communications Services

We assist departments creating or managing pages on the college website. We can design, organize and write content for you in our website’s content management system, or we can explore other technological and design solutions, working with IT’s Web Services team or with vendors. We do everything from building entire websites, to improving navigational flow and mobile-friendliness of existing content, to ensuring your pages can be found by search engines. We also can help make your content accessible. Learn about our web design and communications services.

Photography

The Office of Communications covers major college events (Convocation, Commencement, etc.) for the Amherst website, Amherst magazine, e-News and other publications. For departments or individuals seeking on-campus coverage, we offer a range of photographic services.

Videography & Captioning

The Office of Communications creates original videos that tell the story of Amherst College’s history, present activities and future directions. We also video-record and sometimes live-stream major speakers, events and presidential communications for the public, the on-campus community and/or for archival purposes, depending on the situation. Please direct questions and requests to Roberta Diehl, director of digital communications: rdiehl@amherst.edu.

Sports Communications

The Sports Communications team collects and disseminates information about intercollegiate athletics at Amherst, covering athletic events, keeping statistics and writing articles for the Athletics website and print publications.