Set up VPN on an Android Device

This document outlines how to set up an Amherst VPN connection on an Android device. Because of variations across manufacturers and Android versions, what you see may not match these instructions exactly.

Campus App

Amherst Campus is the official mobile app for Amherst College students. The students have spoken! And, the tools you asked for are now available on your smartphone.

Download the Amherst Campus app.

Download on the App Store Android App on Google play

Amherst Campus features:

  • AC Dollars: Check your card’s balance or quickly add funds.
  • Events: Find out what’s happening around campus.
  • Moodle: Access all your course sites to view assignments, e-reserves, and other online material.
  • News: Read the latest campus news and announcements.
  • PVTA Schedule: Find when and where you can catch a Pioneer Valley Transportation Authority bus.
  • Valentine Dining Menu: Peruse the menu, check if there’s a line, and review nutritional info.


Five College Students

Need help or just want more features? Let us know!

We’ll add new features based on your feedback, so be sure to use the app's Poll feature to up vote new tools

You can also share your thoughts directly via email or online.

Additional Information: 

Amherst College Campus App Homescreen

Set up Amherst email on an Android mobile device

How to set up access to your Amherst email on an Android mobile device. Android devices vary a great deal based on device type and version of Android operating system. Your experience may vary from the instructions below, but the instructions should provide enough information to follow to get the email set up.

Personal Mobile Devices

IT provides limited support to personally-owned devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Features and Benefits: 
  • IT will help you connect to the Amherst wireless network (a.k.a. WiFi)
  • IT will support the use of Amherst College email. 
Additional Information: 

College employees can receive discounts on personally-purchased devices from Verizon Wireless, the College's wireless provider.