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Amherst College

Amherst, MA
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Visiting and Contact Info

Visiting And Contact Information

220 South Pleasant Street

Amherst, MA 01002

United States

Phone: 413-542-2328

Fax: 413-542-2040


Admissions Office Contact Info
Admissions Office Contact:Office of Admission
Admissions Office Address:Admissions Office
Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
Admissions Office Phone:4135422328
Admissions Office Fax:4135422040
Admissions Office Email:admission@amherst.edu

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Experience College Life
Most Popular Places on Campus:Mead Art Museum
Pratt Museum of Natural History
Russian Cultural Center
Japanese Peace Garden
Most Popular Places Off Campus:Emily Dickinson Homestead
Yankee Candle
Basketball Hall of Fame
Eric Carle Museum
Yiddish Book Center

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:Yes
     Hours:Monday-Friday and Saturdays in the fall
8:30am-4:30pm and 9am-noon
Phone Number:4135422328
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:No
     Tour Dates:Varies
Average Length:1 hour

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:No
Information Sessions:Available
Times:Visit Admissions website for dates

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Coach Directly
Advance Notice:2 weeks

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Available
Advance Notice:2 weeks
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office
Any Limitations:Admission Off. coordinates visits on Mon

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Types of Transportation Available to Campus:
Bradley International Airport near Hartford, CT is 45 miles from campus. Peter Pan bus line (800-237-8747), Valley Transporter limousines (800-237-8747 or 413-253-1350), rental cars, and taxis are available for the trip from the airport to campus. Amtrak trains provide regular service from New York City to Springfield, MA. Greyhound buses serve Springfield hourly from Boston and New York. Buses also run hourly from Springfield to Amherst. Taxis (and, during the academic year, the free Five College Bus Service) are available for the trip from town to campus.
Driving Instructions to Campus:
From the south, take I-91 N. to Exit 19. Take Rte. 9 E. for 7 miles. In the town of Amherst, turn right onto Rte. 116 S. Proceed a quarter mile to the admissions office on the left. From the east, take I-90 W. (Massachusetts Tpke.) to Exit 8 (Palmer-Amherst). Take Rte. 181 N. to Rte. 9 W. From Rte. 9, turn left onto Rte. 116 S. for a quarter mile to the admissions office. From the west, take I-90 E. to the W. Springfield exit. Head north on I-91 to Exit 19; then head east on Rte. 9 for 7 miles to the town of Amherst. Turn right onto Rte. 116 S. for a quarter mile to the admissions office. From the north, take I-91 S. to Exit 25 (Amherst). Take Rte. 116 S. to the admissions office.
Local Accommodations: Near By:
Visit http://www.amherst.edu/about_amh/visit/lodging.html Lord Jeffery Inn (413-253-2576), on the Common in Amherst, is a popular place with Amherst visitors. It has character and is conveniently located within walking distance. Rates are moderate. The following hotels/motels are within 5 miles of campus and are moderately to inexpensively priced: Amherst Motel, (413) 256-8122 Campus Center Hotel (UMass), (877) 822-2110 Comfort Inn, (413) 584-9816 Courtyard Marriott Hotel, (413) 256-5454 Econo Lodge, (413) 582-7077 Hampton Inn, (413) 586-4851 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, (413) 582-0002 Howard Johnson Inn, (413) 586-0114 Knights Inn, (413) 585-1552 University Lodge, (413) 256-8111
Local Accommodations: Far Away:
Six to 12 miles from campus America's Best Value Inn, Holyoke, (413) 536-3377 Autumn Inn, Northampton, (413) 584-7660 Clarion Hotel, Northampton, (413) 586-1211 D. Hotel & Suites, Holyoke, (413) 533-2100 Days Inn, Holyoke, (413) 536-1980 Granby Motel, Granby, (413) 467-9256 Hotel Northampton, Northampton, (413) 584-3100 Quality Inn, Northampton, (413) 586-1500 Red Roof Inn, South Deerfield, (413) 665-7161 Whately Inn, Whately, (413) 665-3044 More than 12 miles from campus Candlewood Suites, West Springfield, (413) 736-1122 Clarion Hotel, West Springfield, (413) 781-8750 Comfort Inn & Suites, Ludlow, (413) 589-9300 Comfort Inn & Suites, West Springfield, (413) 736-5000 Days Inn, Chicopee, (413) 739-7311 Days Inn, Greenfield, (413) 774-5578 Deerfield Inn, Deerfield, (413) 774-5587 Econo Lodge, West Springfield, (413) 734-8278 Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Westfield, (413) 568-2821 Hampton Inn, West Springfield, (413) 732-1300 Hawk Mountain Lodge, Charlemont, (800) 532-7483 Homewood Suites by Hilton, Holyoke, (413) 532-3100 Howard Johnson Express Inn, Springfield, (413) 783-2111 Knight's Inn, West Springfield, (413) 737-9047 Quality Inn, Greenfield, (413) 774-2211 Quality Inn, West Springfield, (413) 739-7261 Regency Inn & Suites, West Springfield, (413) 781-2300 Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place, Springfield, (413) 781-1010 Springfield Inn, West Springfield, (413) 788-9607 Springfield Marriott, Springfield, (413) 781-7111 Tibetan Inn, Deerfield, (413) 665-5556

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Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
  • Admissions Office
    Box 5000
    Amherst, MA 01002-5000
    Phone: 413-542-2328
    Fax: 413-542-2040
    Email: admission@amherst.edu
  • Visiting Center:
  • Campus Tours:
  • On Campus Interviews:
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
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