Upcoming Meetings

Faculty Meetings -

Tuesday, February 23, 5:30pm

Academic Calendar - Important Dates & Deadlines

Thesis Deadline January 2021 -

Monday, February 1

New Course Proposals for 2021-22 due to the CEP -

Wednesday, February 3

Grades due -

Thursday, February 4

Deadline to Declare FGO for the January Term -

Tuesday, February 9

First Day of Spring Classes, First Day of Add/Drop; First Day of Five Colleges Interchange Registration -

Monday, February 15

Last Day of Add/Drop; Last Day of Five Colleges Interchange Registration; Pass/Fail and FGO forms due-

Tuesday, February 23

Application to Participate in Commencement due for Class of 2022E -

Friday, February 26

Deadline to record written and spoken name in NameCoach -

Monday, March 1

Thesis Advisor Name changes/corrections due from Academic Department to Registrar's Office -

Wednesday, March 3

Mid-Semester Studio Honors Thesis Critique -

Thursday, March 4, 5:30pm

2021-22 Course Information due to Registrar -

Friday, March 5

Midterm Grades due to Registrar -

Friday, March 19

No Classes Held -

Friday, March 19

Art History Comprehensive Exams - -

Thursday, March 25. Seniors prepare a presentation of no more than ten minutes on how they would revise and expand a research paper in one of our classes based on how they have come to understand the history or art based on their experiences in their ARHA classes.

Last Day to Withdraw from the College -

Friday, March 26

Studio Art (non-thesis) Comprehensive Exams - -

Wednesday, April 7, 5pm

Complete Draft History of Art Thesis due to Advisor -

Monday, April 12

Advising Period -

Monday, April 12 - Friday, April 16

Last Day to Withdraw from a Course as a First, Second, or Third Year Student -

Wednesday, April 14

No Classes Held -

Monday, April 19 - Tuesday, April 20

Final Draft Studio Thesis due to Advisor -

Friday, April 23

Final Draft of History of Art Thesis to all committee members -

Monday, April 26

First Round Pre-Registration for Fall 2021 -

Monday, April 26 - Friday, April 30

Written Thesis Proposal Due Date  -

Thursday, April 29 (History of Art) & Monday, May 3 (Studio Art) 

If you are considering writing an honors thesis you must submit a two to three-page, double-spaced proposal to the ADC (finearts@amherst.edu) by the above due date.  Your proposal should outline the topic you want to investigate and some of the questions you intend to explore. You should also attach a short (no more than one page) bibliography.

We recommend that you consult with your advisor in advance of submitting the proposal.

Conversation about History of Art Thesis with Advisor -

Monday, May 3 - Friday, May 7

Roster Management Week -

Monday, May 3 - Friday, May 7

Complete Draft of Studio Thesis

Friday, May 7

Conversation about Studio Thesis with Advisor -

Monday, May 10 - Friday, May 14

Second Round Pre-Registration for Fall 2021 -

Monday, May 10 - Friday, May 14

Seniors are asked to submit their graduation information to NameCoach -

Friday, May 14

Major Declaration due for Class of 2023 to avoid Fall holds -

Tuesday, May 18

Undergraduate Awards Ceremony -

Tuesday, May 18

Last Day of classes -

Wednesday, May 19

Senior Theses and Thesis Grades due for Class of 2021 by 5pm EST. Summa Recommendations due online to Registrar -

Wednesday, May 19

Senior Assembly Awards Ceremony -

Wednesday, May 19

Reading Period -

Thursday, May 20 - Sunday, May 23

Examination Period -

Monday, May 24 - Friday, May 28

Commencement -

Sunday, May 30, 10am

Grades Due for Graduating Seniors -

Monday, May 31 at 9am

Grades Due for First, Second, and Third Year Students -

Wednesday, June 2

Seniors (Class of 2021) Choose Final or Pass Grade-

Friday, June 4

Non-Seniors Choose Final or Pass Grade-

Monday, June 14


The Registrar maintains a Detailed Academic Calendar of important dates and deadlines, including comprehensive exam dates, deadlines for new course proposals and more.

Careers in Arts & Communications

The Careers in Arts & Communication program, overseen by the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning, provides exposure to a variety of professional development opportunities and career advising to help students launch successful careers.

Amherst College Digital Collections

Amherst College Digital Collections (ACDC) holds over one hundred thousand digitized art works, photographs, manuscripts, books and other media from the College’s Archives & Special Collections and Art & Architecture Collection.

Art Museums Nearby

Five College Museums:
New England & New York Museums: