Safe R-I-D-E Service

Amherst College Community Service Officers operate a safety escort service on campus between the hours of 7:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. year round. For personal safety, students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to use this service by calling Safe R-I-D-E (413-542-7433).

Pool Vehicles: College Vans and Cars

Amherst College faculty, staff and students may reserve college vehicles, such as a 7-person van or a hybrid car.


Join Amherst ZipCar and get your Zip card, which serves as your key. Reserve a car online, then use your card to unlock the car. Learn more.

Local Car and Bus Rental Services

Rent a vehicle from a local business.

Auto Insurance and Accident Reporting

Find more information on the Five Colleges Risk Management site.