Connect Game Consoles, Streaming Devices, etc. to the New WiFi Network

The new WiFi network requires you to enroll devices before you can connect them to the AmherstGuest network. Follow the link for instructions.

Important News Regarding Migration to New Campus Network

On Friday, January 3rd the entire campus was switched to the new WiFi network. The WiFi network broadcasts two network names, eduroam and AmherstGuest.

Members of the Amherst College community should use eduroam to connect their computers, phones, and tablets. Remember that your username on eduroam is your Amherst email address!

Visitors to campus should connect to AmherstGuest, launch a browser, and follow the instructions to create an Amherst networking account. 

Wireless devices such as game consoles and streaming devices also use the AmherstGuest WiFi network. First, however, such devices must be enrolled on the network

Please contact us at, if you have any questions.

Important Note: We are aware of an issue with Xfinity on campus and are working to resolve it as soon as possible. If you have any questions about the new WiFi network or would like to report an issue, please contact us at

You may refer to the original message detailing the network project here.

Please review the detailed schedule of the network migration for each building on campus. This schedule is subject to change, so please stay tuned to the Daily Mammoth, email updates, and this website.

Gmail and Calendar Information

Resources you may find helpful include:
Please contact us at, if you have any questions.

You may also wish to consider online training through LinkedIn Learning (formerly

Use Gmail Only!

The email service for Amherst College has moved from the Exchange server in the basement of Converse to Gmail.
DO NOT send new email using Outlook, Outlook Web Access, or the Exchange account in mobile devices. Emails sent from existing configurations will not be reliably delivered.
Only send email from your newly configured Amherst College account in Google. See the IT website for instructions setting up this account on your computer or device.
To view old emails and calendar entries, use Outlook, Outlook Web Access, or an existing Exchange connection on mobile devices. We’re working hard to migrate all of this data to Gmail so that everything is found in one place. We’ll keep you updated as this work progresses.
Please contact us at AskIT if you have any questions.

Phishing awareness

The beginning of tax season is when phishing artists ramp up their angling for your W-2s and other financial information. The number of people affected by increasingly sophisticated phone and email scams and phishing attacks is larger every year.

Adobe Sofware Prompts for Adobe Login or License Key

You need to apply a fix to your Adobe installation on your College-supplied computer. Click the link below.