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Information for Students

Updated 6/22/2022

Residential and Social Life

Students will be able to visit one another in residence halls but no non-resident guests will be permitted in residence halls. Outside food delivery will be permitted to the door of residence halls. Student Activities will provide guidance on their website with updates on how to schedule or register organizational and social events.

Masks are optional in Residence Halls but, as always, please be respectful of the wishes of those around you. 

Dining Services

  • Dining capacity in Val is 100%. Students may dine in or get meals to go and are encouraged to eat outside.
  • There is a grab-and-go location at Schwemm’s, open for lunch.

Student Off-Campus Travel

  • Students may visit the town of Amherst to conduct business, such as picking up prescriptions, meals, etc., but must be masked when indoors. 
  • Students are asked to complete the Anticipated Missed Test form if traveling will result in missing their scheduled testing day. 

Capacity Limits, Events, and Building Access

  • Amherst College IDs must be worn at all times while on campus. Lanyards are available at the Testing Center.

    • All events are at 100%. Student Activities will provide guidance on how to schedule or register organizational and social events. 

  • Academic buildings will be open during the weekday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. 

  • Buildings in use by summer programs will be open every day, including weekends, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

  • Other administrative buildings will remain locked and only accessible to the Amherst community via a College ID Card

  • Valentine Dining Hall and the gym will remain available only for members of our community who are in the testing program.

  • Certain buildings will publish their hours and be unlocked during the times they specify, including Frost Library, Alumni Gym and the Beneski Museum of Natural History.

See also the health and safety protocols on the COVID-19 homepage »