Current Specifications

IT Replacement Cycle
The computer replacement cycle for eligible positions is every four years. Monitor replacement cycles will differ depending on type of monitor.

These are the current configurations made available to faculty and staff for IT Replacement Cycle College-owned computers and accessories.

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

NetReg FAQ for Amherst Community

Why do I have to register my device(s) such as computers, wireless devices, etc.?

Registering your device(s) allows the IT department to associate your Amherst username with your devices. That way, if IT suspects that your computer or other device(s) get infected with a virus or need to be isolated from the campus network, you can be contacted in a timely manner.

Submit a Help Request

If you know your Amherst username and password, log in and then create a ticket in the Amherst IT Help Desk Ticket System.

Using the Ticket System, you can review any of your current (Open) and past (Closed) tickets, including those that have been resolved (Closed). From the Ticket System left menu click Open tickets or Closed tickets to access your own ticket information.

New Faculty & Staff

On behalf of the Information Technology (IT) department, welcome. Below you will find information to help you begin using IT resources and services at Amherst College.

For additional information please browse the IT website, search for IT information using the Amherst website Search above, or contact the Faculty/Staff IT Help Desk at 413-542-2526 or To comment or ask a question Amherst take advantage of the option to Tell the CIO.