Welcome to Amherst!

Orientation is an exciting, fun and busy time where you can explore academic andco-curricular opportunities, get to know your way around campus and meet your fellow students. Because this time is so important for your transition into Amherst, ALL orientation events are required for all students.

Use the following schedules to mark your calendars! And if you have questions about certain events, please direct them to deanofnewstudents@amherst.edu. We look forward to meeting you and helping you begin your time at Amherst!


A circle of students sitting in the shade of a copse of trees

Orientation at a Glance

You can use this schedule for general planning purposes until we publish the finalized schedule in August. Be sure to check back then!

Groups of students on the Amherst athletic fields

2019 Full Orientation Schedule

Explore all of the activities and events during your first week at Amherst!