Welcome Class of 2023!

Move-In Day for the Class of 2023 is Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Resources for new families are below, and  information will be sent to students and families throughout the summer.

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, 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 parents@amherst.edu with questions at any time.

Move-In Day for the Class of 2023-- August 27, 2019

Below is a tentative schedule for Move-In Day highlighting activities for parents and families. Please view the complete Orientation Schedule for more details.

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Check In and Move In

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Cookout Lunch

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. First Generation Students and Families Reception

12:45 - 1:45 p.m. President's Welcome for Families

12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Becoming a Mammoth Panel

2 - 3 p.m. President's Welcome for Families

2 - 3 p.m. Becoming a Mammoth Panel

2:30 - 3 p.m. Class Photo

3 - 5 p.m. Resource Fair


More information about Move-In Day and Orientation is available online from the Office of Student Affairs.

Summer Send-Off Receptions

Each summer the Amherst community holds Summer Send-Off Receptions to welcome the newest class of Amherst students. We hope you can attend!

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.

*An updated Family Resource Guide will be available in June.

2019-2020 Academic Year at a Glance

View the complete 2019-2020 academic calendar.

27 New Student Move-In Day and Orientation begins

3 Fall classes begin

12-15 Fall Break
25-27 Homecoming

1-3 Family Weekend
23-1 Thanksgiving Break

11 Last day of classes Fall Semester
16-20 Final Exams

27 Spring classes begin

14-22 Spring Break

1 Last day of classes
11-15 Final Exams
24 Commencement