Provost’s Program to Introduce New Faculty to the College

The provost’s program to introduce new faculty to Amherst begins with informative sessions that span three days at the end of August.  Following this initial series—which includes presentations by faculty and staff on a range of topics; the provost's annual retreat, which focuses on teaching and learning;  and a welcome dinner for new colleagues and their families—new faculty participate in an extended orientation throughout their first year at the college. See the full schedule of events for new faculty. 

Opening Events for all Faculty (Held on Labor Day)

Monday, September 2

First Faculty Meeting
5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. 
Converse Hall, Cole Assembly Room

Preceding convocation, there will be a short faculty meeting to introduce new colleagues, welcome back faculty who who have been on leave, and approve some new courses.  After the meeting, everyone is invited to a light supper in Converse lobby until 7:00 p.m., allowing time to put on regalia for convocation.

Monday, September 2


7:30 p.m.
Johnson Chapel

Please plan to attend convocation.  Faculty and administrators who participate wear academic regalia.  If you need to rent regalia, early notice is essential.  Please contact Paula Mieczkowski for rental information.  Paula can also help with purchasing regalia at any time during the year.  Please place your order as soon as possible, and definitely by July 10, to avoid high shipping fees.