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We did a lot of reflective activities and at the end we had sort of an open mic night to perform poems and songs and people playing instruments. So pretty much after you come back for a LEAP trip, you're straight into classes and the freshman seminar is essentially essentially a class with the people you took your LEAP trip with. In place of in-person tours, we're offering several online events where you can interact, ask questions, and learn all about the UMass Amherst experience. 1 talking about this. Register for an upcoming Info-on-the-FLI sessions: Info-on-the-FLI: date and time to be announced by end of February. Your interests might be similar, or very different. So we had a global kitchen in November, which was basically the students came and started cooking food from their cultures and countries, which was amazing. Contact Us (413) 542-2000 Contact Us Map & Directions. So that was really nice. So I think the leap trips are great regardless of on campus or not. If things are developing really quickly, I think that CISE being that sort of help us advice us through how best to approach these things, what we need to do, has been like a godsend. I think part of what makes taking full advantage of the open curriculum so accessible and so doable is how supportive the professors at Amherst are. In all academic departments, not just like the hard sciences. We have the women and gender center. Or a computer whiz who plays saxophone and flute and has decided to try percussion. These sessions are structured as an interactive panel discussion with an admission dean and multiple Amherst students. Like the resource centers are a really amazing space that Amherst has. Amherst is a highly rated private college located in Amherst Center, Massachusetts in the Springfield, MA Area. It's a great time to just meet more people in your class. Prospective Students. Or a computer whiz who plays saxophone and flute and has decided to try percussion. But basically there was a, there was a club fair at the beginning of my first semester where all the student organizations lined up and were trying to talk to the new students and a couple of guys on the rugby teams, basically just like yelled and hollered and waved at me until I went over and decided to talk to them a little bit. You can find out more on the Amherst website. There are couches to hang out, free snacks, free printing and free coffee, free tea and free like sexual health resources. Virtual Campus Tour A one-hour virtual campus tour (led by a student tour guide) without the information session. We have the center for international student engagement and we have the center for diversity and student leadership and that resource center specifically caters to first generation and low income students as well as undocumented and DACA students. Social Links Twitter Facebook Flickr Instagram LinkedIn YouTube. We have the women and gender center. Alexa (00:34):Hello, my name is Alexa and I'm also rising sophomore so I'm the class 2023. I met with one just to see what it was like. And the other thing was that I was really impressed by how pretty the campus was and how involved in nature it was. Lucheyla (16:46):Yeah, sure. So for career advising in particular. Only a 3-4 minute walk to the nearest route 30 bus stop. 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. We are thinking of you in these challenging days and send our best wishes for the health and well-being of you, your family, your friends and your community. In addition to our general informations sessions and tours, we're also offering some special Thursday sessions on particular topics of interest: arts, STEM, athletics, the international student experience at Amherst, and the first generation/low-income student experience at Amherst. I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to welcoming you to a virtual visit this year and to meeting you in person on campus when the time is right. And it was a really interesting way to sort of start engaging at Amherst and look at things through a multidimensional liberal arts lens. They're really amazing. So you still get to build up those relationships. You can find out more on the Amherst website. Tours depart from the Admission Office at 220 South Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA. Majors Title IX Tuition & Fees. And we just talk, we get to know each other and they give us a general overview about what's required for the premed track and why we're interested in the track as a whole. Boston, Amherst, Worcester Find the university right for you when you explore the history-rich and diverse colleges of New England. We are good enough that we smoked our rival school Williams 24, nothing last spring, which I have to mention for the rivalry. I'm also a prospective econ and Asian language and civilization double major on campus and involved in our music programs, and like Diego, I'm also part of our student tour guides. In addition to the virtual information sessions, we encourage you to explore Amherst through the College website. Join current first-generation, low-income Amherst College students to chat about financial aid, work study, and other campus resources, with a chance to ask questions and get tips and support. And we have a one-on-one meeting with Dean Aronson, which is the health professions advisor at the Loeb center. Alexa (03:44):isn't really a thing in New York city. And so it's really there if you're interested in it. And I really appreciate opportunities like this, to be able to learn a new thing from scratch, like what Blake said about Japanese and the private lessons really allow me to pick up my flute again and gain access to performances opportunities. I know there's lots of resources also on campus that's not specifically, you know, between student and adult. As you might be able to tell, I'm an international student and I'm coming at you live today from North Yorkshire in the UK. Please see the "Virtual Campus Visits" section above to register for one of the VCV sessions. Hotels near Amherst College; Hotels near Emily Dickinson Museum; Hotels near Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art; Hotels near Amherst College Museum of Natural History; Hotels near Yiddish Book Center; Hotels near Puffer's Pond; Hotels near Mead Art Museum; Hotels near Mount Holyoke Range State Park; Hotels near UMass Fine Arts Center ; Near Airports. Amherst students inhabit many worlds --  academic, artistic, athletic, political, social and much, much more. If things are developing really quickly, I think that CISE being that sort of help us advice us through how best to approach these things, what we need to do, has been like a godsend. Das Amherst College [ˈæmərst ˈkɒlɪdʒ] ist ein sehr renommiertes privates Liberal-Arts-College in Amherst (Massachusetts) in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika. We did a lot of reflective activities and at the end we had sort of an open mic night to perform poems and songs and people playing instruments. Rugby has been incredibly valuable as an experience in terms of me being physically active. Like if you're a foodie, I really couldn't recommend anything better. But it ended up being much more like, because we were all first years in an environment in Amherst that was very new to all of us, Diego (05:14):but also getting out into nature on these trails that were completely unfamiliar to any of us with like nature insights that would just blow your mind. Thanks for tuning in. In addition to the virtual information sessions, we encourage you to explore Amherst through the College website. So I think the professors at Amherst really contribute far more than their frankly paid to do. To schedule one, or for any questions about in-person tours and academic opportunities at the College of Information and Computer Sciences, email [email protected] It's one of the affinity groups here on campus. So the Loeb center is really a great place to go to for advising in careers where they can point you in the right directions for internships and for other job opportunities. So yeah, absolutely the LEAP trip and the experiences. So I definitely would recommend checking out the resource centers if you ever get a chance to come onto campus. Join us on Zoom, where our Admission deans and student guides will help you learn about life at Amherst College through a variety of interactive offerings. Like a Marxist perspective, like a Native American one, like I guess, traditional Western liberal one. If you're interested in hearing more we're going to be in the office all summer. ... Affording Amherst Discovering Amherst Diversity Open Houses Meet Our Students Tours & Information Sessions Apply to Amherst Office of Financial Aid. Maybe biology, maybe psychology, maybe Asian civilizations. The open curriculum is amazing. So probably wouldn't have been in fact, I wouldn't have been without the curriculum. Blake (23:51):It's just an incredible, wonderful bunch of guys on the team who welcomed me really with open arms, despite as I said, I had no experience with rugby before. Students on campus will not be allowed to leave the circumference we set and no visitors will be allowed onto the campus. And so that made me feel good. Lucheyla (16:46):Yeah, sure. So I'm from New York city and I was born in the city. So those first year experiences were really great for me. So I was definitely skeptical at first. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has cancelled in-person Information Sessions and Campus Tours until further notice. Like the classes are small and the professors have always got time for you. I hope this gives you guys a well rounded view of Amherst, some of our experiences. Like math has really never been my thing, but I've taken a math course almost every semester that I've been at Amherst because the faculty members are just like absolutely incredible and take so much time out of their own schedules to help me whenever I am having trouble to just check in on me and see how I'm doing both in the class and also just like as a human being. If you guys are all are interested in Middle Eastern history, I really would recommend taking a class with her, but it was the class itself was called Progress. So we just made the transition to college life, except for Diego, sorry for leaving you out. Are you an a propsective student from outside of the US looking to learn about how other Amherst students have made their own transition to college? Welcome. Like they're fairly recent, but I think they've really been embraced by students. And so I think taking advantage of like the office hours that Blake was talking about that every professor has several times a week is really just invaluable in terms of the relationships that you develop, because we're such a small school, you can get very close to your professors and you'll get so much more out of the class by having that sort of rapport. Take whatever courses you want, do study abroad, which are all something that I'm interested in. You can start taking classes at the other four colleges during your second semester and may take up to … Amherst is a town in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Like they're fairly recent, but I think they've really been embraced by students. So the Loeb center is really a great place to go to for advising in careers where they can point you in the right directions for internships and for other job opportunities. And I was just wondering like how you guys made Amehrst your community and a second home,.I feel like everyone definitely had a very different experience, but at least for me, before the admitted students weekend, I didn't get to visit Amherst at all. Both the city and the campus seem a lot smaller than they are, which is a little bit of a turn-off. And it also really connected me with other musicians here on campus who are now some of my best friends. There are lakes nearby, you know, fresh air and wide open spaces. Fiona (10:16):Yeah. You can also follow our virtual Admission tour, either on your desktop computer or on your mobile as you walk our campus. So we just made the transition to college life, except for Diego, sorry for leaving you out. The Tuesday morning virtual visit may be especially convenient for international students joining us from multiple time zones, but all students are welcome to attend any of the sessions! We also encourage students to attend a virtual information session and campus tour prior to any of the special sessions, so that you can get acquainted beforehand with other distinctive features of Amherst College. Narrow your college choices with the best virtual experiences of schools worldwide. Amherst is home to about 35,000 residents as well as the campuses of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, and Hampshire College. Find Amherst New Trips Tours student travel tours and international trips for Amherst College students. Boston, Amherst & Worcester College Tour. So I don't know if I mentioned it in the beginning, but I work at the queer resource center and that's part of the five resource centers that are available to students that have student employees in them. Check out the Visitors Center websiteto get more information on session times, registration, and important details for your visit. The Tuesday morning virtual visit may be especially convenient for international students joining us from multiple time zones, but all students are welcome to attend any of the sessions! Because we are such well resourced schools like we have a lot of office hours. Join Museum staff for a lively lunchtime talk about the impact of Amherst College on the life of poet Emily Dickinson. So like I said, I'm on the premed track. Diego (11:55):Yeah. Hey guys, I'm Fiona. So I definitely would recommend checking out the resource centers if you ever get a chance to come onto campus. So you can really focus on what you're interested in. You don't have any requirements apart from your freshman seminar that the only class you have to take. Amherst Motels; Amherst Business Hotels; Amherst Green Hotels; Popular Amenities. I'm a prospective Asian languages and civilizations major with a specialism in Japanese and an econ major as well. Amherst College. We have a lot of wonderful resources here on campus and some of them are run by the college, like the resource centers. I'm not sure. Main Navigation. And hopefully we'll see some of you guys, if not this fall, then maybe the next, so take care. So we're not in the middle of nowhere and basically our college is in the middle of Amherst town, which is a really nice college town. And so I think taking advantage of like the office hours that Blake was talking about that every professor has several times a week is really just invaluable in terms of the relationships that you develop, because we're such a small school, you can get very close to your professors and you'll get so much more out of the class by having that sort of rapport. How was your LEAP trip? And the benefit of living inside a college town is that you have so many different restaurants, stores, places to explore. Amherst College, Amherst: See 67 reviews, articles, and 22 photos of Amherst College, ranked No.6 on Tripadvisor among 24 attractions in Amherst. I love Japanese department. And then you have all the freedom you can, especially with the open curriculum to major in something that's non STEM. So probably wouldn't have been in fact, I wouldn't have been without the curriculum. Planning to pursue both academics and athletics in college? Like if you're a foodie, I really couldn't recommend anything better. Answer 1 of 20: I am bringing our daughter to the Boston area to see/tour 4 colleges: Tufts, Dartmouth, Williams and Amherst. Amherst students come in lots of varieties! You don't necessarily have to feel embarrassed. Can we visit all four while based in Boston in 3-4 days? Visitors, as well as staff who are not required to be on campus to support our students, are now prohibited from entering campus and using college grounds and facilities. So you have another group of people that you can sort of get to meet and lean on before going into your first week of classes. Amherst Town Clerk Dorm at Amherst College Alumni Gymnasium and Athletic Complex Dorm at Amherst College So if you want to talk about your experience and take it away. And in the two years since then, I have been winded after big hits, I've been cold, muddy, bloody, bruised, sore but I've not once regretted that decision, even though it was made in pretty much a split second. Likewise, admissions are always happy to hear from you guys. At Amherst, as elsewhere across the nation and the world, we are learning to do things differently. There's also general advisors if you have no idea what you're interested in. And ASA is just one of the many wonderful groups and clubs here that support students and provide students with a sense of community here on campus. Fiona (20:48):which Lucheyla passionately talked about. Obviously now you know that I'm an Asian languages and civilizations major. I'm originally from Princeton, New Jersey and like Blake. Likewise, admissions are always happy to hear from you guys. "O Amherst" is a song borne of changing times and newfound critique of the college's namesake. And really the Amherst campus wouldn't be the same without them. So that was really nice. But basically there was a, there was a club fair at the beginning of my first semester where all the student organizations lined up and were trying to talk to the new students and a couple of guys on the rugby teams, basically just like yelled and hollered and waved at me until I went over and decided to talk to them a little bit. Please email any inquiries about visiting campus. Blake (18:44):Yeah, absolutely. My name is Vivian Cordon, and I'm a senior. In you have not yet applied to UMass Amherst, we would also encourage you to schedule a university 90 … Throughout the spring semester, our tour guides will lead one hour virtual campus tours. It's typical at Amherst to meet an English major who’s fascinated by physics. And really the Amherst campus wouldn't be the same without them. Isn't meant to be something that you are permanently in forever. Join an hour-long campus tour given by student tour guides. And the only requirements they have, I guess, are you have to take it for credit. We have all of our resource centers, so we have the queer resource center for LGBTQ and trans folk. Join current first-generation, low-income Amherst College students to chat about financial aid, work study, and other campus resources, with a chance to ask questions and get tips and support. I also assist admission deans in planning and hosting events from daily info sessions and tours to our fall diversity outreach fly-in program More Navigation . The two directors of the center, Hannah and Gabe, are amazing people. I think that's an obligation now. Amherst Hotelurlaub mit Hund ; In der Nähe von Sehenswürdigkeiten. I guess my biggest experience has been with CISE thought I am pretty active in the sphere of the CDSL as well. Diego (22:11):Yeah, so, so my probably biggest time commitment for extracurriculars at Amherst is being on the club rugby team which although on its face is very different from like the ASA and many other of these student, sort of student-run support organizations, rugby has still been an incredibly valuable experience for me in terms of supporting me academically and personally which you wouldn't really expect from a sport. The two directors of the center, Hannah and Gabe, are amazing people. ... Affording Amherst Discovering Amherst Diversity Outreach Programs Meet Our Students Tours & Information Sessions Apply to Amherst … I'm from Lynn, Massachusetts, and I am a prospective Spanish and anthropology major. Lucheyla (17:33):I, myself, identify as first generation low income, and I just love being in the resource centers in general. So you still get to build up those relationships. We also go well beyond the confines of the Amherst College campus by taking you around Amherst. During the weeks of February 15, March 22, and March 29, this schedule replaces the Monday through Friday schedule. UMass Amherst is far less selective than Amherst College, and not as prestigious. So I really wanted to go to college that was a little outside my comfort zone outside and get a different sort of environment. And the benefit of living inside a college town is that you have so many different restaurants, stores, places to explore. It's even helped me academically and professionally as well because of developing these relationships with upperclassmen through extracurriculars gives you so much more insight into how Amherst works an an institution, tips and tricks to start to build your resume, what classes you should and shouldn't take for what you're interested in and how to get internships and opportunities like that. I would echo that as well. We invite you to read more about Admission-related modifications related to COVID-19 Considerations, including suspension of our SAT-ACT requirement for the coming application year and flexible understanding of COVID-related changes to high school academic programs. And so I was a little nervous. So I [inaudible] with no prior experience of Japanese. You can also learn more about student life at Amherst by reading our student blogs and the profiles of our tour guides and diversity outreach interns. Although we are unable to receive on-campus visitors at Amherst right now, there is so much that we want to share with you! A little bit about mine in particular. I think this is all we've got time for. Popular majors include Mathematics, Economics, and English. It's even helped me academically and professionally as well because of developing these relationships with upperclassmen through extracurriculars gives you so much more insight into how Amherst works an an institution, tips and tricks to start to build your resume, what classes you should and shouldn't take for what you're interested in and how to get internships and opportunities like that. The campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst is located nearly entirely in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States, with a portion located in Hadley.Founded on 310 acres in rural Western Massachusetts, the campus has grown to nearly 1,450 acres. 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