Residential Life Calendar

Fall Semester 2016

August 30, Tuesday. New student orientation begins; first-year residences open at 9 a.m.

September 3, Saturday. Residences open for upper-class students at 9 a.m. Keys are available at the MacCaffrey Room in Keefe Campus Center during Center Hours (9 a.m.-2 a.m.) and in Campus Police after hours. 

September 6, 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.

Please note that all dates are in mm/dd/yy format.

Transfer Application and Financial Aid Deadlines

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