Orientation at a Glance

The Amherst College Orientation Schedule changes each year and is not finalized until mid-August. Please use the schedule below for general planning purposes and check back in August for the finalized schedule. We look forward to your arrival!

A group of smiling students

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Move into Residence Halls

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Family Orientation Sessions

12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

New Student Orientation Sessions

12 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

New Student Orientation Sessions

8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

New Student Orientation Sessions

8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Friday, September 4, 2020 & Saturday, September 5, 2020

LEAP Trips

8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

LEAP trips are 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.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

LEAP Trips return

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

New Student Orientation Sessions

12 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Monday, September 7, 2020

New Student Orientation Sessions

8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Classes Begin

8 a.m.