Welcome Class of 2022!

Move-In Day for the Class of 2022 is Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Resources for new families are below, and more information will be sent to students and families in early summer.
View the 2018-19 academic calendar.

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.

Updated information for the Class of 2022 will be posted as soon as it becomes available. The information below is from last year but might be useful as a reference.


Summer Send-Off Receptions

Each summer the Amherst community holds Summer Send-Off Receptions to welcome the newest class of Amherst students.

View dates and locations of confirmed summer receptions. (More will be added as they are scheduled.)

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 FAQ for parents and families.

Move-In Day for the Class of 2022-- August 28, 2018

This fact sheet provides an overview of what to expect, how to plan the timing of your travel, and programming for parents and families. More information about Move-In Day and Orientation will be posted by the Office of Student Affairs throughout the summer.

2018-2019 Academic Year at a Glance

AUGUST 2018
28 New Student Move-In Day and Orientation begins

SEPTEMBER
4 Fall classes begin

OCTOBER
6-9 Fall Break
26-28 Family Weekend

NOVEMBER
2-4 Homecoming
17-25 Thanksgiving Break

DECEMBER
12 Last day of classes Fall Semester
17-21 Final Exams

JANUARY 2019
28 Spring classes begin

MARCH
9-17 Spring Break

MAY
3 Last day of classes
13-17 Final Exams
26 Commencement