Respect for Facilities and Property

Amherst College prides itself on being a residential community of active learners.  To that end, Residential Life supports and complements the academic programs and educational mission of the college.  Amherst commits a great deal of its resources and energy to providing students with opportunities for their development as scholars, as social beings, and as individuals.  We are rightfully proud of the high quality of our facilities.  Lack of respect for facilities and property is a direct affront to our core values.  Dorm damage, defined as damage to a facility beyond what would be expected

Housing Regulations

General Information

  • For the safety of students, security screens have been installed on the first-floor windows of all campus housing. There is $400 fine for replacing damaged screens. There is a $25 fine for replacing damaged safety latches that hold the screens in place.
  • All dorms are equipped with electronic access panels for students’ safety. Each person will receive a personal access code, which must not be shared with anyone. Damage done to the access panel will result in a fine equivalent to the actual cost of the repair.