Amherst@Home Logo Welcome to Amherst@Home, your one-stop shop for Amherst content to help you stay engaged, connected and entertained while you practice social distancing.

Catch up on lectures with faculty, discover a new favorite Amherst author, see how alumni are responding to the threat of COVID-19, take a virtual tour of the newest exhibit at the Mead and more. Scroll all the way down for a live view of the Quad!

We'll be updating this page regularly until we are able to be together in person. Until then, stay safe, and keep those #TusksUp!

Amherst Recommends

Amherst Recommends features reading and watch lists from Amherst alumni. Want to share your list? Email View all past recommendations.

Class of 2020 Virtual Celebration

May 31, 2020

Our senior celebration included video messages from the community, an appearance by the student commencement speaker, a performance by the Choral Society, and a surprise special guest.

We Miss You

On the last weekend of May—what would have been Reunion 2020—I write to share my disappointment that we will not be together in person, and to let you know that we miss you and are thinking of you

Fossils with Fred: Dinosaurs

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This week Fred talks about the Beneski's Dinosaurs! One particular specimen, a Dryosaurus altus, this is one of only two in the world that are fully articulated. This one and the other one is at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh.

Amherst on the Front Lines

Thinking About a Victory Garden?

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Crop Selection Tips From Amherst's Book and Plow Farm

Based on the number of emails the farm has gotten recently from people asking about when to start seeds, a lot of you are thinking about gardening right now.

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Visit Our Museums — Virtually!

Connect with the Amherst Network

Explore and Engage

Archives & Special Collections

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Amherst College Digital Collections (ACDC) is the result of collaboration between the Amherst College Library and Information Technology Services.

This repository holds over one hundred thousand digitized art works, photographs, manuscripts, books, and other media from the Archives & Special Collections and the library’s Art & Architecture Collection.

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Amherst Reads

Amherst Reads is an online book club that connects our alumni, students, faculty members, parents and friends.

Each month a new book by an Amherst author is featured, providing excerpts, exclusive audio interviews, reviews and more. And through its online catalog, Amherst Reads also makes it easy to search for books by Amherst alumni and faculty. Enjoy!

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A Philosophy of Ruin: A Novel by Nicholas Mancusi

Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World's Riskiest Business By Matt Lee and Ted Lee

The World of Aufbau: Hitler's Refugees in America by Peter Schrag; Albert Einstein and others taking the oath of citizenship in America


The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students by Anthony Abraham Jack


Suggest a Book to Amherst Reads
We are always on the look-out for publications by Amherst authors. If you know of a book or author not in our catalog, please let us know!
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The Common - Amherst's Literary Journal
The Common is an award-winning print and online literary magazine based at Amherst College that publishes essays, short stories, poetry, and images with a strong sense of place. In our first three years, we've published work by established and emerging writers from around the globe, including many Amherst alumni. Subscribe now »


Search the Amherst Reads Catalog
Browse more than 1500 titles in the Amherst Reads Catalog to find books by alumni and faculty authors. Search Catalog »

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