All incoming new students will participate in a two and a half day immersive experience that affords the opportunity to create connections in small group settings with other new students.  LEAP, which stands for Learn, Explore, Activate, and Participate, happen both on- and off-campus and focus on various topics of interest. 

All LEAP programs will begin Thursday, August 30 with students returning back to campus on Saturday, September 1.

Please use the left navigation panel to read carefully about each LEAP program before making your official selection in ACdata. Students will receive an email from the Office of Student Affairs to make their rankings and selections in acdata.amherst.edu.