Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs supports you in achieving a rigorous and valuable Amherst education, while enjoying your years at Amherst.

The Office of 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.

A photo of Karu Kozuma We’re here to partner with students, faculty, and staff to enhance the experiences for all who are part of the Amherst community.”
— KARU KOZUMA, Chief Student Affairs Officer

Resources for Students

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You Can Find Us in Converse Hall

Student Affairs is located in 201 Converse Hall. You can contact us by phone at (413) 542-2337 or email us at studentaffairs@amherst.edu.

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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Academic Leaves

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

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Professor & Staff Dinners

Your 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.