College Rental Housing

The College owns a number of apartments and houses which are available for rental to non-tenured members of the faculty and certain administrative personnel.  You should note, however, that housing is the individual's and not the College's responsibility.  The management of   the College's rental housing program is combined with Smith and Amherst Colleges and is administered by the Rental Property Department at Amherst College. Their office will make known the College housing that is available but does not assume the responsibility of finding places for all new appointees to live.


Regular full-time and part-time faculty members with the rank of professor, associate professor, assistant professor, or instructor have priority for rental housing and have renewal privileges while in non-tenured status.

Administrative personnel who are classified in Grade 20 or above in the classification and compensation system and professional librarians are eligible for rental housing, once the needs of the faculty have been filled.  Eligible administrative employees and professional librarians are expected to move out of College housing by the end of three years.


Application forms and a full explanation of rental housing procedures, types of rental facilities, and other aspects of the College's housing policy are available from the Rental Property Department, Amherst College, P. O. Box 5000, Amherst, MA  01002-5000, (telephone: 413-542-8506) to which all inquiries should be addressed.