We’re excited for you to join us for Fall 2024!

Incoming student Move-In Day is Tuesday, August 27, 2024!

International students who will participate in Pre-Orientation will arrive to campus earlier. Our Center for International Student Engagement will have more information soon.


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Meet your Orientation Leaders

Learn more about your 2024 Amherst College Orientation Leaders you’ll be working with and read some of the tips they have for your next four years at Amherst!

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Student & Family Communications

We will continue to send out communications as we get closer to orientation. Messages will be posted here if you missed an email or need to check any information we’ve conveyed. Also, please review the Important To Dos to get started.

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DeMott Lecture & Summer Reading 2024

This year’s DeMott book is How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell, which was mailed to most incoming students in June. (International students, we’ll have your books here for you when you arrive on campus in August.)

Things You Can Do Now

Take the time to explore academics at Amherst. You also may have Housing Questions or want to explore Student Groups on campus and learn more about the Town of Amherst and surrounding communities.

Explore Academics at Amherst

Here are three key academic areas to consider before starting the fall 2024 semester:

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Our Open Curriculum

At Amherst, students choose courses that matter most to them. Our open curriculum ensures that classrooms are filled with inquisitive, fully engaged students. Learn More

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Choosing Courses

There are many potential fields and disciplines to explore at Amherst. Start your journey learning about the different disciplines and approaches to liberal learning. Learn More

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Academic Advising & Support

Faculty and staff want you to succeed and are here to support you as you navigate the academic experience. Learn More


Email Communications

We will include a copy of all email communications sent out to our incoming students. Please be sure to email orientation@amherst.edu with any questions.