Johnson Chapel aerial view

Welcome to Amherst! The next four years will bring a wealth of new experiences to your student, and will offer many ways for you to engage with the College, including events on campus or in your region (as soon as we can safely bring large groups together again!), virtual programs, and opportunities to meet other students and their families. We hope you will get involved as part of our extended community. Please contact with questions at any time.

Family Resource Guide

Review this guide for information about key offices and services available to your student, important phone numbers, and frequently asked questions about life on campus.

In addition, the Dean of New Students offers an FAQ for parents and families.


Financial Aid Enhancements 2020-21

Gail Holt, Dean of Financial Aid at Amherst College, explains how students who qualify for need-based financial aid are going to see the effects of the recently announced enhancements to our financial aid offerings for the upcoming year.