Student Affairs supports you in achieving a rigorous and valuable Amherst education, while enjoying your years at Amherst. We build programs and services that foster an exciting intellectual life, as well as leadership and social experiences, to help you thrive in all aspects of your life. We provide academic, career, personal and social life counseling; developing and implementing support programs; administering the College's student residential and extracurricular resources; participating in the faculty and administrative formulation and evaluation of policies; and assuring that students’ needs are considered in College decisions.

Resources for Students

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Find Us in the Keefe Campus Center

We're located in 207 Keefe Campus Center. You can contact us by phone (413) 542-2337 or email

Office Hours

Academic year: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Summer: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Summer hours begin the day after Memorial Day (the last Monday in May) and end on Labor Day (the first Monday in September).

Academic Support

Visit our Academic Support page to learn more about our highly effective services that are designed to support your academic success or to schedule a meeting with our class deans or our peer mentors.

Living at Amherst

Visit our Student Life page to learn more about opportunities to enrich your education through co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

Health and Wellness

Visit our Health and Wellbeing page for important information on campus resources.

Identity and Exploration

Visit our Resource Centers Team page and our Religious and Spiritual Life page to learn more about our centers.

Additional Resources

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Funding Student Activities 

Discover funding opportunities for  extracurricular activities around campus. LEARN MORE

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Leaves of Absence

Learn what steps are involved in withdrawals, readmissions and transfers. LEARN MORE

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Professor & Staff Dinners

You can take a professor or staff member out to dinner at an Amherst-area restaurant. LEARN MORE

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Safety and Accessibility

Saftey and accessibility are at the heart of the Office of Student Affairs' commitment to the campus community.

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Student Affairs Staff

The Student Affairs staff includes class deans, our case management team, student activities, residential life and new students programs, counseling and health services, and accessibility services.