The Pindar Field Student Dinner Series

Amelie Hastie, chair of the department of film and media studies and professor of English, spoke at the first Select Dinner, on Feb. 23, 2013.

Hear audio and see photos of past dinners:

2013-2014 academic year

2012-2013 academic year

The Pindar Field Dinner Series (formerly the Select Dinner Series) is sponsored by the President's Office and planned through the Office of Conferences and Special Events.

Conceived by a member of the Class of 2013, the gatherings are intended “to encourage students to engage outside of their comfort zones and standard social groups.”

Dinner invitations are initially emailed to students of specific majors and contain links to the registration form. Students register for seat assignments and are notified of final seat reservations which are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A waiting list is developed for cancellations. For 2013-14, all Amherst students will receive an invitation to a dinner. This year's dinners will include varied menus and beverages and some will have specific themes.


For further information, please contact Patricia Allen, director of conferences and special events, by email ( or telephone (413-542-8094).