Welcome from the Dean of Students

Dear Amherst College students, faculty, staff, family, and friends, 

Students’ lives at Amherst College are vibrant and complex webs of intellectual and interpersonal pursuits. The College has developed resources across many decades to provide for a campus environment that nurtures discourse through research, dissent, skepticism and debate. We expect that our students will actively engage with these resources and with each other toward a better understanding of self and communities, local and distant. 

The Office of Student Affairs is entrusted with the privilege of partnering with students to develop and steward healthy and interdependent community at Amherst College. Our various offices, departments, and services collaborate with local health and wellness resources in the Pioneer Valley to provide support to students as they encounter academic, interpersonal, or environmental challenges.

Preface

Summer 2015

Dear Amherst College students, faculty, staff, family and friends,                                          

Students’ lives at Amherst College are vibrant and complex webs of intellectual and interpersonal pursuits. The College has developed resources across many decades to provide for a campus environment that nurtures discourse through research, dissent, skepticism and debate. We expect that our students will actively engage with these resources and with each other toward a better understanding of self and communities, local and distant.

2015-16 Student Handbook

Welcome to the complete 2015-16 Amherst College Student Handbook. This website replaces the printed Student Handbook and serves as an updated collection of the College's rights and policies, along with information on the services offered through the different departments at Amherst.