Parents & Families


An Amherst education is at once timeless and urgently needed. Amherst is not simply a preparation for professional life. It is a preparation for your child’s lifelong journey of learning—exhilarating and surprising, rewarding and vast. When your child arrived at Amherst, they joined a close-knit, thriving community devoted to excellence in the liberal arts. Parents and families are an integral part of that community.

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Amherst families are invited to campus each fall for Family Weekend, and to all of the college’s on-campus and regional events that are open to the public. While some COVID related precautions may exist, our intent is to have in-person events both on-campus and throughout our regions. In addition, families are often invited to live-stream campus events such as lectures, literary and sporting events and some performances. You can learn more about upcoming events from our events calendar and by reading the Amherst eNews (our bi-weekly electronic newsletter).

Families are welcome to live stream the Amherst Community at the Opening Convocation Ceremony on Sunday, August 29 at 7:30 pm EDT


Want to send a care package to your student, looking for important campus phone numbers, or wondering how to access tuition statements? Our resources page for families is a good starting place.

New Students and Families

Information for students and families in the Class of 2025 and transfer students is available on the Information for New Families page.


Your support of the Parents’ Fund makes Amherst’s unrivaled academic programs, on-campus activities, and enriching experiences possible for all students.

Questions about resources, activities, and information for Amherst parents and families? Please contact us at