The Office of Human Resources welcomes you to Amherst College!

These Guides for New Hires are designed to provide you with relevant information to help you get started in your new position and as you continue your journey at Amherst College. We are excited to have you join our vibrant and diverse campus community. On this page, you will find general information and links to more detailed content, as well as tools to facilitate your transition into your new role at the College. We look forward to meeting you and helping you throughout this process!

—The Amherst College Human Resources Team

Using the New Hire Guides

We hope that you will return to this page throughout your first year for guidance on tasks to complete, tools for having productive conversations with your supervisor, pathways for developing your skills and expanding your knowledge, and ideas for connection with the Amherst College community.

Please use the guides below to help you transition into your new role at Amherst College. 

If you have questions about the items on the guides, please contact the HR office at or discuss with your supervisor.

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  1. Before you Start
  2. Your First Week
  3. One to Six Months
  4. Six to Twelve Months

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