The New Amherst Network

 July 11 Update

Installation of the new Amherst network continues behind the scenes as we install new networking hardware in approximately 75 College buildings. Click the link below to see where the new networking hardware has been installed.

Soon we will begin the process of cutting over to the new networking hardware and the new network core. We will notify you of when your building will be cut over.


Network Services Monitor

The link below shows the up or down state of six Amherst Colleges services.

Note that the monitor itself is off-campus. If the problem is with the campus uplink to the Internet, then all services will appear off even though they may still be accessible from on-campus.

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.