In order to best support the health and wellbeing of the community, students should expect that life on campus will be markedly different from their previous experiences. Students will be expected to follow all health protocols including the wearing of face coverings in all public spaces, maintaining physical distances, and restrictions on the use of common spaces such as kitchens, laundry rooms, and lounges. Opportunities to gather in small groups will be available but any gatherings must comply with group size restrictions, use of face coverings, and physical distancing requirements.

In order to limit the risk of contracting COVID-19, student travel off campus is prohibited, including into the town of Amherst. In addition, no off-campus guests will be allowed on campus.

Residents who have legitimate need to travel away from campus (for example: medical appointments, collection of prescription; family emergency) must inform Student Affairs prior to leaving campus. Student Affairs will partner with residents to identify the most effective method for accomplishing travel and any expectations upon return. 

All students who live on campus are required to be tested three times per week. Each week, students will receive an email to register for their appointments for the following week.


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COVID-19 Tests for Students

All students who live on campus are required to be tested three times per week. Learn how and where to get your COVID-19 tests.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find questions and answers about student life; healthy and safety; housing; tuition and financial aid; and more.

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Academic FAQs

Learn about re-registration, three-course load, remote vs. HyFlex classes, January term, and more.

Dining at Amherst College

During the Fall Semester in 2020, Dining Services will be offering a distributed dining model to create social distancing while still offering a robust menu. Watch this video for information about ordering meals, meal pick-up locations, and other steps we’ve taken in our dining program to reduce the spread of COVID-19.


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Campus Map

Find the testing center and the academic tents, and see the campus perimeter. 

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Virtual Resources Guide

The Office of Student Affairs has compiled a comprehensive list of virtual resources available from the College, including counseling, career exploration, libraries, museums, and more.

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IT Resources for Remote Learning

The Office for Information Technology provides support and resources for remote learning.

Community Messages for Students

The College has been emailing students the newest information and updates regarding returning to campus and more.