IT for New Students

Coming to Amherst is an exciting prospect, but it's also often a confusing and stressful time. On this page we have compiled some information that should make technology-related decisions easier for you before you get to campus. Please pay special attention to our FAQ for new students, which answers the most commonly asked questions about using technology on campus.

Welcome Class of 2018 and Transfer Students

ORIENTATION 2014

FOR FIRST-YEAR AND NEW TRANSFER STUDENTS

The Achievers

August 31, 2009

Amherst was abuzz with excitement Aug. 30, as hundreds of new undergraduates began orientation and kicked off the 2009-10 academic year.

Introducing... This Year’s New Students

Submitted on Thursday, 9/12/2013, at 4:21 PM

They have participated in dog rescue programs, supported hurricane relief and competed on the international squash circuit. They speak 30 different languages and have lived in more than 40 different countries. They are Quakers, Junior Olympians, Irish fiddle players and calligraphers. There is even an embalmer’s assistant.

What do all of these people have in common? They started their college careers at Amherst on Aug. 25, when New Student Orientation began.

Introducing... This Year’s New Students

Submitted on Wednesday, 8/31/2011, at 6:01 PM

They include two former presidents of their high schools’ Young Republicans clubs, two licensed pilots, a grand champion pig raiser, a Carnegie Hall performer, a national ballroom dancing champion and the manager of a rap artist.

They are adoptees, immigrants and orphans; Muslims, Quakers and atheists; vegans and vegetarians, among many, many other things.

Their names include Joy, Courage, Destiny and Liberty.

And they are all now, officially, Amherst College undergraduates.

Storage & Laundry Options

Storage

Storage hours are set for the first two weeks and last two weeks of every semester. Your RC will post a list of storage hours for all buildings on campus that have storage.

Please note that your RC has scheduled storage hours each day for these two weeks. You must arrange access to student storage only during these hours. The RC will not be available outside of these hours.

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