On-Campus Housing

Amherst College offers housing in residence halls on May 24 and May 25 to eligible families of graduating students. Due to limited availability, housing is offered only to families identified by the Financial Aid Office; you will be notified in December if you qualify for this free housing. Online registration for on-campus housing will open in February 2024, closing in mid-April; however, housing is on a first-come, first-served basis and could close sooner. 

If you received notification that you are eligible for on-campus housing, please note that you cannot use an Amherst College email address to register and create an account.

Note that residence halls feature shared restrooms and common spaces, are not air-conditioned, and do not have a hotel’s traditional amenities and services, such as front desk staff. 

If You Have Questions When on Campus

The phone numbers below will be active during Commencement weekend, beginning May 24, 2024. If you have housing questions before then, please contact Paula Mieczkowski at pamieczkowski@amherst.edu or (413) 542-8269.

ROOM ISSUES: To request additional linen or report issues with your room key, please contact the Welcome Center at (413) 542-2065.

AFTER HOURS: For after-hours questions and requests, please call the Campus Police non-emergency line at (413) 542-2291.

HOUSING: For housing questions, please call (413) 542-5842.

Departure Information

Key deposit boxes are located in the main building, toward the exit. Please deposit room keys prior to leaving campus, or visit the Welcome Center in Alumni House to return your key in person.

Friendly reminders:

  1. Double-check your room for charging cables and any personal items that may have been placed in a closet or drawer.
  2. Bed linen, pillows, blankets, and bath towels should remain in the room.

Questions? Please contact Paula Mieczkowski at pamieczkowski@amherst.edu or (413) 542-8269.

Frequently Asked Questions

A room at the Inn on Boltwood

Local Lodging

See the College’s list of hotels and other lodgings in the Western Massachusetts area.