Campus Services

1. Campus Mail and Post Office

There is a substation of the Amherst Post Office in the Campus Center. Among the services available are: Certified Mail, Express Mail, Parcel Post, Registered Mail, Stamps, United Parcel Service (incoming parcels only). Post Office window hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Reserving Campus Facilities

The Registrar's Office is responsible for the scheduling of all academic and classroom space during the class day (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) throughout the academic year. The Rooms Reservations Office books all rooms needed after 4:00 p.m. on week days and on Saturdays and Sundays. This includes Alumni House, Johnson Chapel, and Porter Lounge in Converse Hall.

Athletic Facilities

Year-long athletic passes are available to all College employees, Passes may be obtained at the Alumni Gymnasium Building.
The athletic facilities are available to students, staff, administration, and faculty of Amherst College. Schedules for the fitness center, swimming pool, tennis courts, squash courts, and indoor track are published periodically by the Physical Education Department along with a listing of courses offered each semester.

Office of Administrative Services/Mailing Center

Work processing, copying and mailing services are available to all faculty members and, in particular, to those departments which have less than full-time department coordinators. The department is located in the basement of College Hall and is open five days a week during the entire year.

Department of Information Technology

The Department of Information Technology provides a wide variety of services and facilities to faculty and students. A standard computer, printer, and a suite of software are provided to all full-time faculty, as well as to part-time faculty where appropriate. A high speed Ethernet network reaches all faculty offices and classrooms, allowing faculty to connect to systems and resources on campus, in the library, and on the Internet at large. Email accounts, web accounts, and voice mail are provided for all faculty and students.


1. The Libraries on the Amherst College Campus The Amherst College Library consists of the main Robert Frost Library, the Keefe Science Library, the Vincent Morgan Music Library, and the Visual Resources Collection. In addition, a portion of the mathematics collection is housed in the Olds Mathematics Library in Seeley Mudd and an affiliated collection, the Amherst Center for Russian Culture, is located on the second floor of Webster Hall.

Fringe Benefit Programs for Part-time Regular Faculty

Regular, part-time faculty are eligible for certain fringe benefits as follows: 1. Retirement The date of appointment is the date for determining entry into TIAA, normally after two years of service. The percentage of contributions is the same as for full-time personnel.

Unemployment Compensation

All faculty of Amherst College are covered by the provisions of the Massachusetts Employment Security Law (commonly referred to as "Unemployment Compensation") and, therefore, are entitled to all applicable benefits under the act. This program provides weekly income benefits to all eligible individuals during periods of full or partial unemployment.

Employees on approved leaves of absence are not eligible for unemployment compensation.