Admission Tours and Information Sessions

Meet at the Office of Admission (Wilson Center, 220 South Pleasant Street) for information sessions and tours. Registration is required (Alumni should register as School Counselors).

Information sessions and Tours
Friday10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
SaturdayNot Scheduled
SundayNoon and 2 p.m.

Athletic Facilities

Except when in use by teams, facilities will be open to visitors.

Alumni Gym & Wolff fitness center
Friday6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Pratt Pool
Friday11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday3 – 5 p.m.
Sunday3 – 5 p.m.; 8 – 10 p.m.
Coolidge Cage
Friday - SundayClosed
Orr Rink
Friday - SundayClosed

Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning (College Hall)

Friday8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Keefe Campus Center

Friday - Saturday9 a.m. - midnight
Sunday9 a.m. – 11 p.m.


Beneski Museum of Natural History

The Beneski Museum of Natural History houses outstanding collections and exhibits that include vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, minerals, and other geologic specimens. Our specimens have been collected since 1825 from local areas and around the world. Some displays illustrate the evolution and ecology of major groups of animals, and others describe the geological processes that have formed the earth and local structures. Particularly noteworthy is the world-famous dinosaur track collection from the sedimentary rocks of the Connecticut River Valley. This collection continues to be one of the largest and most studied fossil track collections in the world.

Friday10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eli Marsh Gallery

The Eli Marsh Gallery, 105 Fayerweather Hall, hosts several student and visiting artist exhibitions throughout the academic year.  On view from October 23–December 15, 2023: Felandus Thames, Oops Up Side Your Head.

Friday10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
SundayNoon – 4 p.m

Emily Dickinson Museum

The newly restored Homestead was the birthplace and home of poet Emily Dickinson (1830–1886). The Evergreens, built for the poet’s brother Austin and sister-in-law Susan, is temporarily closed for preservation improvements. To explore inside Emily Dickinson’s Homestead, visitors are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online. Adult admission ranges from $13 to $16. There is no charge for Amherst College current students, faculty or staff, or youth 17 and under. For more information, call the museum at (413) 542–8161 or visit

Friday10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mead Art Museum

The Mead Art Museum holds the art collection of Amherst College—more than 20,000 objects spanning 5,000 years of global culture, which are used for teaching and research across academic disciplines and available for the pleasure and understanding of a diverse public. Admission is always free.

The fall exhibitions (on view until January 7) are: Boundless, a multi-media, cross-disciplinary show of Native American art and literature curated by Heid E. Erdrich; and Seeping In: Elizabeth James-Perry, which focuses on the celebrated artist's deep engagement with ethnobotany, traditional Aquinnah Wampanoag practices, and contemporary art.

Friday9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Robert Frost Library
Friday8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
 Archives & Special Collections (Level A, Frost Library)
Friday9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

On-Campus Dining

Valentine Dining Hall
HoursOutside Guests & Students using AC$Outside Guests 11 and Under
Breakfast7:30 – 10 a.m.$9.00$4.50
Lunch11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.$12.00$6.00
Dinner5 – 8:30 p.m.$15.00$7.50
Saturday & Sunday
HoursOutside Guests & Students using AC$Outside Guests 11 and Under
Breakfast8 – 10 a.m.$9.00$4.50
Lunch11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.$12.00$6.00
Dinner5 – 8:30 p.m.$15.00$7.50
Please note:
  • Cash is no longer accepted at the checker stand
Grab & Go (Keefe Campus Center)
Friday11 a.m. – 2:30 pm.
Mammoth market at schwemm's cafe (Keefe Campus Center)
Friday - Saturday10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Stop by the Mammoth Market at Schwemm's to purchase Amherst gear! Amherst merchandise will also be available for purchase at Pratt Field at Lehrman Stadium during the football game on Saturday, November 11.

Frost Café (Main Level, Robert Frost Library)
Friday8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Science Center Café
Friday9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday3 p.m. – 10 p.m.

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