Johnson Chapel as seen through trees with snow falling

A few key pieces of information

Dear Students,

With the start of classes in just a few weeks - Monday, January 29, 2024 - we are writing with a few key pieces of information.

Welcome Back!

Please plan to arrive on campus on or after Friday, January 26, 2024.  If you are returning from a leave, please pick up your room key from 38 Woodside Avenue during business hours (9 am to 4 pm).  If you arrive outside of business hours, please contact the Amherst College Dispatch Center at 413-542-2291 to have a Community Safety Assistant meet you at 38 Woodside Avenue.

Surprise! We have a Residence Hall A Suite Available!

This suite consists of four single rooms with one shared common space and restroom. If you and three of your classmates are interested in occupying this suite for the remainder of the spring semester, please connect all four students in an email, cc, and have all parties confirm their interest by noon on Wednesday, January 24, 2024.

—If multiple groups are interested, we will award the suite to the group with the lowest average housing selection number.

Please mark the following dates and share them with your support systems (those who help to facilitate your travel and planning):

Note: The dates provided below are being shared five or more months in advance. All students are responsible for planning travel in accordance with these dates.

Saturday, March 16, 2024, through Sunday, March 24, 2024: Spring Break

  • All spring residents are eligible to remain on campus during this period following registration by March 7, 2024. Registration forms will become available by Tuesday, February 27, 2024.
  • Health & Safety Checks will be conducted during this period.

Saturday, May 18, 2024: Spring Move-Out for Non-Graduates by Noon  
(Previously erroneously indicated 5/16)

  • Finals end on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, and all non-graduating students are required to fully depart campus by noon the following day.
  • Requests for Transition Housing (housing between the end of finals through the start of Summer Programs on Sunday, June 9, 2024) and Summer Housing (Sunday, June 9, 2024 through Saturday, August 3, 2024) will become available by Friday, April 5, 2024.

Sunday, May 26, 2024: Spring Move-Out for Graduating Students by 5 pm  

  • Graduating students become alumni and are no longer eligible for storage subsidies, transition housing, or summer housing

Friday, August 30, 2024, through Monday, September 2, 2024: Returning Student Move-In

  • The first day of classes in the Fall 2024 semester is Tuesday, September 3, 2024
  • Early Arrival Request forms will become available in June 2024

Saturday, December 21, 2024: Fall 2024 Move-Out by Noon

  • Classes end Wednesday, December 11, 2024
  • Finals end Friday, December 20, 2024

Saturday, January 25, 2025: Spring 2025 move-in

  • Classes begin Monday, January 27, 2025

Thursday, May 15, 2025: Spring Move-Out for Non-Graduates by Noon  

Sunday, May 25, 2025: Spring Move-Out for Graduating Students by 5 pm  

We will send along important Housing Selection information and dates in the next week to help you begin preparing for the upcoming academic year. For now, have a wonderful spring!

Housing & Operations