Please note that minors visiting campus should be supervised at all times by an accompanying adult. 

Registration and Checking in at the Smith House Reception Center

At the Smith House Reception Center, you will find schedules of classes and other campus events, information on the Amherst area and light refreshments. Please stop by to check in, pick up a program and receive messages on Friday, November 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 11, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please register online before arriving on campus.


All of the on-field tents are arranged through Alumni and Constituent Engagement and Amherst Athletics prior to Homecoming weekend. Athletic tents will be arranged through the Athletics office. Student club tents will be assigned through this form. Clubs should register for a tent by October 13. A tent map will be posted at entrances to the field and is viewable online.


A light lunch and refreshments will be served on the west end of the field, and beer and wine will be available in the concession stand for guests 21+ through the end of halftime. Please be prepared to show a valid ID.

Several large tents will be available for alumni seating and gathering on the west end of the field. Once you arrive, look for your classmates under the decade signs! 

Tailgates and "pop-up" tents 10 feet x 10 feet and smaller are allowed on the east end of the field. If you are part of a student group or club sport and would like to reserve a table on the east end, please fill out this form. This year Alumni and Constituent Engagement will be providing several 10 feet x 10 feet tents to student organizations to facilitate meet ups with alumni. Registration for these tents is now open. No alcohol is permitted in the stands, and no kegs are permitted anywhere on the premises. There will be no parking on Pratt Field at Lehrman Stadium. 

Massachusetts Drinking Laws

In Massachusetts, all persons under the age of 21 are prohibited from purchasing, otherwise procuring, transporting and/or consuming alcoholic beverages. It is illegal to serve alcoholic beverages to an already intoxicated person. Any sale of alcoholic beverages without a license is also prohibited. Public consumption or conveyance of alcohol in open containers is illegal in the Town of Amherst. This includes the presence of open containers in vehicles, as well as the carrying of such containers on sidewalks, on streets, on the Town Common and in other public areas.

Medical/Emergency Services

Emergency Services (24 hours a day)
Amherst College Police
Campus Phone    2111
Cell Phone***      (413) 542-2111

***Important: When calling from your cell phone, please use the number listed above for emergencies. If you dial 911 on your cell phone, you may reach emergency services in your hometown.

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Non-Emergency Medical Care

Keefe Health Center (tan building next to Moore Dormitory)     

Friday8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Urgent Care

If you need non-emergency, but urgent, medical care (for scrapes and bumps, etc.) during the hours Keefe is closed, please call Amherst College Police at (413) 542-2111, and an on-call student EMT will be sent to your location.

For times when Keefe Health Center is closed, the following Urgent Care facilities are located in the area:

Cooley Dickinson Urgent Care
170 University Drive, Suite 102
Amherst, MA 01002

Cooley Dickinson Urgent Care
30 Locust Street
Northampton, MA 01061

Baystate Urgent Care
325B King Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Emergency Care

Emergency first responders and ambulance transportation are available 24 hours a day by calling the Amherst Campus Police at (413) 542-2111. Alternatively, you can proceed directly to Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 30 Locust Street (Route 9), Northampton, MA 01061 (413) 582-2000.