The IT department creates and maintains electronic accounts that allow people to access college systems and do college work.
Amherst College provides login accounts to all alumni throughout their lives. These accounts allow them to interact with a variety of College services such as the Alumni website and their Amherst profile. This account does not include an email mailbox. Alums lose their Amherst email mailboxes and addresses about six months after graduation.
Family and Friends Account
An Amherst Account that lets family and friends (usually parents and/or guardians) view the student bills of an Amherst student.
Employees who need to interact with the Ellucian Colleague system, either directly via the Colleague user interface or though various reporting tools supplied by Administrative Information Systems, require a Colleague account.
Oftentimes, visitors to the College--lecturers, presenters, etc--need to be able to log into College computers in order to use a projection system in a classroom or lecture hall. The VISIT account lets them do so.