On-Campus Housing

Registration for Commencement 2023 Housing will open on January 23, 2023.

Families of graduating students have the option of staying in overnight housing in residence halls during Commencement weekend for a nominal fee. Registration for on-campus housing begins  January 23, 2023, and closes April 14, 2023, and is limited to first-come, first-served until all rooms are reserved. Payment is required at the time of booking, and adjustments and refunds can be accommodated until May 5, 2023. Families are strongly encouraged to book rooms early. A limited number of rooms are available and it’s possible that registration will close prior to April 14, 2023.

Staying on campus is a more affordable option than a traditional hotel; however, it is important to note that the residence halls feature shared restrooms and common spaces, are not air-conditioned and do not have the amenities and services of a hotel, including front desk staff, access to a fitness center, etc.

Please read through the following details associated with on-campus Commencement housing:

  • There are two types of rooms available. A room with a single twin bed ($50 per night) and a room with two twin beds ($100 per night). Payment by credit card is required at the time of registration. Refunds can be accommodated until May 5, 2023.
  • Commencement housing is limited to Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27. Rooms are available from 2 p.m. Friday through 5 p.m. Sunday. All rooms must be vacated by 5 p.m. Sunday (no exceptions).
  • Requests for special accommodations, including accessibility, can be indicated when completing the online registration form.
  • Private restrooms are not available, but some residence halls offer single-occupancy and gender-inclusive restrooms. 
  • The residence halls are not air-conditioned
  • Room keys are picked up at the Commencement Welcome Center on campus.
  • Towels, bed linens and pillows are provided.
  • Families who need housing before Friday night, as well as families (and students) who need housing beyond 5 p.m. Sunday, must secure lodging off campus. There are no extensions for graduating seniors. Seniors staying to work during Reunion week will be moved to assigned housing.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to stay in on-campus housing? Due to the limited inventory of rooms, on-campus housing is limited to family members of graduating students. Friends of graduates, including Amherst College students of other class years, are asked to find lodging off campus. 

What if I need special accommodations for members of my family? Requests for special accommodations should be included when you complete the online registration form to book your on-campus housing. 

What if I need to change or cancel a reservation? Will I get a refund?  Changes to a reservation, including cancelations, can be accommodated with full a refund until April 14, 2023. Please contact Paula Mieczkowski at pamieczkowski@amherst.edu

Do I need to reserve a room for my graduating senior? No. Seniors will remain in their current rooms. Please note that all seniors must move out of their room by 5 p.m. on Sunday.

What nights am I able to stay in on-campus housing? Rooms are available for Friday and Saturday.  Please note that all rooms must be vacated by 5 p.m. Sunday.

How will I know that my room reservation has been accepted?  A confirmation email is automatically sent following the completion of the on-campus housing registration form. Specific room assignments are shared at check-in.

Do I need to bring towels and linen? Linens are provided for each room, including sheets, pillows and light blankets. 

Where do I check in and how do I get keys? Check-in and distribution of keys will be at the Welcome Center, which is open Friday from 2-9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A room at the Inn on Boltwood

Local Lodging

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