Preface

The Student Handbook provides brief, useful introductions to many of the most important aspects of student life at Amherst College. Its topics range from rules and regulations to the constitution of the student government. New students should read it thoroughly, early in their first semester, so that they can become familiar with the services and resources the college provides for all students and the requirements and expectations they will have to meet. Upperclass students should keep it on hand to refer to when necessary.