Office of Communications

Amherst College has a powerful story to tell—about our high-achieving students, distinctive faculty research, innovative learning opportunities, accomplished alumni, our true commitment to diversity and inclusion, a robust financial aid program and much more.

We have expertise in writing, photography, video production, graphic design, social media, website design, usability and accessibility, and event planning and publicity. 

What you do is amazing. Let us help you tell your unique story. Contact us or submit a request form to get started.

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Zoom Backgrounds

Bring a little bit of Amherst to your remote workstation. Pick a campus photo or a Mammoth as your Zoom virtual background or computer wallpaper.

Our Services

We Can Help:

  • Share your news—faculty research and awards, distinguished senior theses, new departmental initiatives, and notable alumni achievements, for example—on Amherst’s website and social media, e-News and in the alumni magazine
  • Guide you through planning and promoting events
  • Publicize news stories in the media and manage requests from reporters
  • Assist you with website design and content strategy
  • Advise you in establishing and maintaining your own social media presence
  • Provide expertise and assistance with video and photography, including use of the College’s image library
  • Coordinate the graphic design and printing of a wide range of printed publications
  • Guide you in using the College’s Visual Identity Toolkit (VIT), which includes approved wordmarks, fonts, colors, mammoth logos and other visual design elements
  • Collect and disseminate information about intercollegiate athletics at Amherst
  • Provide guidance for using campus-wide tools such as web analytics, the College’s Digital Asset Management System, the Event Calendar, the Message Center, digital signs, and e-newsletters

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Get the Mammoth Meals Mobile App

Download the new Mammoth Meals app from your preferred app store, and see daily menus and more on your mobile.

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News at Amherst

Find out what’s happening on campus in our news section and read the Office of Communications’ latest press releases.

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Communications Service Request Forms

Use our quick forms to submit your request.

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Visual Identity Toolkit

Find official Amherst College logos and more, as well as instructions for use, in our Visual Identity Toolkit (VIT).

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Amherst College Bicentennial

Amherst College’s Bicentennial will celebrate the contributions the College has made to our students’ lives, to higher education, and to the world. Submit your ideas for Bicentennial events!