Welcome to the Amherst Community!

Move-In Day for first-year and transfer students is Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

International Students please refer to our Helpful Information for New International Students page.

The following emails have been sent out to all new students:  

If you have not received the initial mailing (perhaps your high school email account was disabled), do NOT worry since an exact copy of the email is posted above. All important information from the Office of Student Affairs is posted on the web pages referenced below and on the left navigation panel of this page. All future communication from our office will go to your Amherst email account. 

All new incoming students (international, transfer, and first-years) need to complete the following forms in order to be a fully registered student at Amherst. Please click on the following links for more information.

AC Data Forms—Deadline: June 10, 2019

AC Data provides Amherst College applicants, students, faculty and staff, as well as friends and family, secure administrative information including advising, student accounts, class lists, grades and more.

Health Forms—Deadline: July 9, 2019

The Health Forms are in the Portable Document Format (PDF), and you must print, complete, and upload these forms via the patient portal. These forms are required components of your pre-registration medical file at Amherst College. Massachusetts Law requires up-to-date immunizations or blood tests verifying immunity.

Students who complete all required forms in AC Data will receive another email in late June from the Office of Student Affairs to select their LEAP program and complete their housing questionnaire.  Please check back for further information.

Photo for Student ID and Directories

Your Amherst College student ID is your ticket to important locations and services on campus, including entering your residential hall, eating at Valentine Dining Hall, doing your laundry, accessing athletic facilities, printing, and checking out books at any of the Five College libraries. In July, you will receive information on submitting your photo so that your ID card will be ready when you arrive on campus in August.

Accessibility Services

Students who want to apply for accommodations related to a disability should go to the following link regarding deadlines and required documentation.