Welcome Class of 2022!

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

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

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Move in students, based on residence floor

8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Resource Fair for families and students on the first-year quad

11 a.m. -12:45 p.m. All-Community Cookout Lunch

1 - 2:15 p.m. President's Welcome for Students & Families

2:45 - 3 p.m. Class Photo*

3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Family to Family Panel

*The Class of 2022 Photo is available for purchase as a professional-quality print. Purchase prints in advance and get a discounted price! Visit the Panfoto website for more information.

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 FAQ for parents and families.

2018-2019 Academic Year at a Glance

View the complete 2018-2019 academic calendar.

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