Upcoming Meetings

Faculty Meetings

Tuesday, February 23, 5:30 pm

Tuesday, March 23, 5:30 pm

Thursday, March 25, 5:30 pm (Studio)

Tuesday, April 13, 5:30 pm (Studio)

Academic Calendar - Important Dates & Deadlines

Fall 2021 Deadlines 

Mid-Semester Critiques
Studio Thesis Students
Thursday: October 21st 
Time:  5:00pm -7:30pm
End of the Semester Critiques
Studio Thesis Students
December 9th, Thursday
Time: 10:00-12:30

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

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

Advising Period

Monday, April 26 - Friday, April 30

Prize Submissions Due

Thursday, April 29  

If you are considering making a submission, please see the Prizes webpage for more information on individual prizes:

Department of Art and the History of Art Prizes

Written Thesis Proposal Due Date

Thursday, April 29 (History of Art) & Friday, April 30, 3pm (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.

First Round Pre-Registration for Fall 2021

Monday, May 3 - Friday, May 7

Conversation about History of Art Thesis with Advisor

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

Roster Management Week

Monday, May 10 - Friday, May 14

Class prize winner names to the Registrar

Wednesday, May 12

Seniors are asked to submit their graduation information to NameCoach

Friday, May 14

Second Round Pre-Registration for Fall 2021

Monday, May 17 - Friday, May 21

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 28

Reading Period

Thursday, May 20 - Sunday, May 23

Examination Period

Monday, May 24 - Friday, May 28


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

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: