Residential Life Calendar

Fall Semester 2017

August 29, Tuesday. New student orientation begins; first-year residences open at 9:00 am.

September 2, Saturday. Residences open for returning students at 9:00 am. Keys are available at the MacCaffrey Room in Keefe Campus Center during center hours (9:00 am-9:00 pm) if you arrive outside of those hours, please email Residential Life no later than 8:00 pm the day of your arrival and we will make your key available at the Amherst College Police Department dispatch desk.


Amherst College has set the following deadlines for applications:

Early Decision deadline:  November 1st 

Regular Decision deadline:  January 1st 

Transfer - Spring deadline:  November 1st 

Transfer - Fall deadline:  March 1st 

Visiting Student deadline: December 1st 


Calendar and Deadlines- Transfer Applicants

The following deadlines are for transfer student applicants. To see first-year applicant deadlines, please visit the Calendar and Deadlines page for first-year applicants.

Transfer Application and Financial Aid Deadlines

November 1, 2017
Transfer applications for Spring 2018 transfer must be submitted through Common Application or Coalition Application by this date.