We love having visitors on campus! We encourage you to visit Amherst to see the campus for yourself and meet our students, staff and professors. There are several ways to visit us:
Each of our scheduled visits starts with a one-hour information session (presented by an admission dean) followed immediately by a one-hour campus tour (led by a student tour guide), a sequence that is designed to maximize the value of your time with us. All visits begin at the Office of Admission at 220 South Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA. We recommend arriving at least fifteen minutes before the start of your scheduled visit.
On some dates, only an information session or a tour may be offered, so be sure to check the registration schedule for the date you're planning to visit. For groups of 10 or larger, don't forget to fill out our group visit form.
If you will be visiting our campus at a time when student-led tours are not offered, you can access our interactive campus map, follow our online virtual tour or pick up our self-guided tour booklet and print campus map, available in the visitor information box outside the front door of the Admission Office.
In addition to our campus visiting options, we also offer virtual tour sessions on select dates throughout the year. These sessions are hosted by student tour guides and offer the opportunity to learn more about Amherst through an interactive online experience. More information on dates and times can be found on the registration page.
Want to learn more about our approach to financial aid, including our commitment to meeting the full calculated need of every admitted student with a no-loan financial aid package? Then be sure to sign up for a virtual Financial Aid Information Session with one of our financial aid deans.
Some additional important items of interest for visiting students and their families:
Can’t make it to campus in person? Join three Amherst students — Alexandre, Clara and Lauren — to explore our beautiful campus and learn more about academic and student life in our extraordinary college community. And hear our summer student interns talk about their experiences at Amherst.
Join three Amherst students — Alexandre, Clara and Lauren — to explore our beautiful campus and learn more about academic and student life in our extraordinary college community.
Our summer interns talk about their experiences at Amherst. They discuss making Amherst a second home, orientation activities, first-year seminar & open curriculum, student support resources, and affinity groups and clubs.