Parents & Families


An Amherst education is at once timeless and urgently needed. Amherst is not simply a preparation for professional life. It is a preparation for your child’s lifelong journey of learning—exhilarating and surprising, rewarding and vast. When your child arrived at Amherst, he or she joined a close-knit, thriving community devoted to excellence in the liberal arts. Parents and families are an integral part of that community.

Scenes from Family Weekend 2018

A Conversation with Dean of the Faculty Catherine Epstein

October 31, 2018

Dean Epstein, speaking in Johnson Chapel at Family Weekend 2018, addressed transformations and innovations occurring on campus in support of academic excellence and residential life.

College Hall

Looking for Student Accounts?

View your student’s account and make online payments.


Amherst families are invited to campus each fall for Family Weekend, and to all of the college’s on-campus and regional events that are open to the public. Please mark your calendars and join us November 1-3, 2019!


Want to send a care package to your student, looking for important campus phone numbers, or wondering how to access tuition statements? Our resources page for families is a good starting place.

New Students and Families

Information for students and families in the Class of 2023 is available on the Information for New Families page.


Your support of the Parents’ Fund makes Amherst’s unrivaled academic programs, on-campus activities, and enriching experiences possible for all students.

Questions about resources, activities, and information for Amherst parents and families? Please contact us at