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-2:00 am) and at the Amherst College Police Department between 2:15 am and 8:45 am. 

September 5, Tuesday. Fall semester classes begin. 


Amherst College has set the following deadlines for applications:

Early Decision deadline:  November 15th 

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.