Succeeding at Amherst—Advice for First-Years

September 27, 2013

Daniel Diner '14 walked around campus recently and asked a simple question of students and staff:  "What advice do you have for the freshman class?" The answers may surprise you. Click here for more information about Admission and Financial Aid at Amherst College

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We asked people on campus and on Facebook to give advice to new students.

“Drive Route 9 all the way into the woods in the fall. In­­vite your adviser out to lunch, never mind your nerves. Take any class that will make you interesting to chat with at cocktail parties.”

Jennifer Kaufman Aslan ’02 (via Facebook)

“If you want to keep it, lock it up. Don’t leave your laptop, bicycle or other valuables unsecured.”

“Question Norms,” and Other Sage Advice For New Students

August 31, 2010

Now that 2010 Orientation has officially begun, the Office of Public Affairs asked AmherstCollege’s Facebook fans and people on campus what pieces of advice they would offer new students. Here is a sampling.