Welcome to the Office of Residential Life
We Are Here For You!
We are dedicated to working with our students and encourage you to make an appointment (in-person or Zoom) whenever possible to ensure that we are available to meet with you.
On behalf of our entire staff, we wish to extend our welcome to you. It is our sincere hope that you will find your experiences in our residence halls both rewarding and valuable in terms of personal growth, lasting friendships, and future development.
In addition to individual actions and expectations, we also have a collective responsibility as members of the Amherst College community. This responsibility includes mutual support and respect in addition to accountability to each other for the collective health and wellbeing of all members of our community.
Our Residential Community
All students are expected to adhere to the policies outlined in our Residential Life and Community Guidelines, as well as those found in the Student Code of Conduct and other official College publications. Our Community Development Coordinators (CDCs) and Community Advisors (CAs) will help you cultivate a sense of community within the residence halls and motivate more conversations and awareness around health/well-being, inclusion, personal responsibility, and social engagement. In partnership with a robust academic experience, these collaborations should create an environment where you will thrive.
To begin, select one of the following options to learn more about our residential areas, residential halls and theme communities.
There are six residential areas around campus, including the First-Year Quad and the new Greenway, King and Weiland areas. Learn More
We host 34 student residence halls and houses—seven comprise our first-year quad and twenty-seven halls and houses. Learn More
Our students have been encouraged to form Theme Communities, some, under the sponsorship of staff/faculty advisors. Learn More