Parents & Families

Welcome!

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.

Events

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 join us!

Resources

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.

Give

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