Orientation at Amherst is an exciting time for everyone—incoming students, their parents and family, and the faculty and staff who wish to welcome you to the Amherst College community. Each class is different, but we’ve found that students and families have many of the same expectations, concerns, and questions each year. To help, we’ve created these series of FAQs to get your started.

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Student FAQs

Here you can find information on orientation, moving in, life at Amherst and making the most of campus resources, including information from the International Students Association.

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Parents and Families FAQ

Here are some answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by parents and family members of students who are new to the Amherst College community.