Grade Deadlines

Deadlines for receipt of grades in the Registrar's Office have been established as follows:

1. First semester: By noon of the first Monday of January.

2. Second semester: By 9:00 a.m. of the Monday after the last day of examinations for senior grades; by noon of the Wednesday after the last day of examinations for all other grades.

Classroom Attendance

Each member of the Faculty is free to state his or her policy with regard to absences. It is assumed that students will make the most of the educational opportunities available by regularly attending classes and laboratory periods. A faculty member may take such action as deemed appropriate in the event that a student disregards the announced regulations. Continued or unexplained absences should be reported to the Dean of Students. If students are absent because of illness or family emergencies, they are asked to notify the office of the Dean of Students.


The College values faculty members who demonstrate a commitment to the life of the mind and concerned involvement in the general life of the College. Over the years, the Faculty has adopted several statements that are deemed to govern different areas of college life. Together, these statements, which appear below and are published annually in the Catalog and Student Handbook, also form the College Honor Code.

Tenure For Regular Part-time Members of the Faculty

Members of the Faculty who teach part-time, but not less than half-time, on a regular basis at Amherst College, are eligible for tenure under the same qualitative standards as full-time members of the Faculty. It is intended that a person holding a regular part-time appointment from Amherst College regard that appointment as his or her primary professional obligation.