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Summer Send-Off Receptions

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Welcome to the Class of 2020

Each summer the Amherst community holds Summer Send-Off Receptions to welcome the newest class of Amherst students. Please join us this summer as we welcome and celebrate the incoming Class of 2020!

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Pathways: Amherst College’s Alumni-Student Mentoring Program

August 15, 2016

Pathways provides an opportunity for students and alumni to engage in a learning partnership centered on student academic, professional and life goals. The program offers alumni and students several ways to connect: ongoing mentor-mentee relationships, 30-minute Quick Conversations, and on-site job shadow days.

Amherst Reads Featured Book of the Month

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Home Field: A Novel

by Hannah Gersen '00

"Gersen's characters are so full, so gently flawed, and so deeply human that it's nearly impossible to resist falling into their world, with all its sorrow and all its subtle joy. A moving all-American family saga... " — Kirkus Reviews

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Whether searching for friends in a city you’re visiting, finding an Amherst event in your area or looking for career advice, our alumni are a valuable resource for the entire Amherst community.

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Lifelong Learning

An Amherst education doesn’t end at commencement. We’re pleased to offer a variety of in-person and online learning experiences that will give you a lot to consider and discuss.