Amherst Football players in uniform

November 10–13 

Join us for Homecoming! Homecoming 2021 will offer programs in person and online. President Biddy Martin will host a "Conversation with the President" online, so all may attend, on Wednesday, November 10 at 7 p.m. ET. The Amherst-Williams football game is November 13 at noon ET. The game is open to visitors and can also be live-streamed from home. If you prefer, you can look for a watch party near you. Music Department concerts featuring our talented students will be live-streamed and open to attendance in Buckley Recital Hall. Please read the Music Department's COVID concert protocols before attending in person. A small number of outdoor on-campus events hosted by academic departments and student clubs are detailed in the schedule below.

If you plan to join us on campus, we ask that you register in advance in order to receive updates on the latest Covid-19 protocols. Under our current guidelines, spectators are welcome to attend outdoor athletic events on campus; College buildings remain closed to visitors, with limited exceptions for College-sponsored events for vaccinated attendees. 

Game Day details: Spectators may tailgate in small family groups while Pratt Field at Lehrman Stadium is open, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending 90 minutes after the game. Attendees may bring food and drink, and personal pop-up tents (10 x 10 feet or smaller) are allowed as long as they are not enclosed on the sides. To reduce the risk of crowding, there will be no class or team tents this year. Pratt Field at Lehrman Stadium restrooms will be open to guests at the Amherst-Williams football game. Learn more about parking for the game.

Homecoming Schedule

 Please register for Homecoming for access to the livestream links.

November 10

Conversation with President Biddy Martin | Livestream | 7 p.m. ET

November 12

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble Concert | Livestream and Buckley Recital Hall | 8 p.m. ET
This event will be accessible in person and via livestream. Please read the Music Department's COVID concert protocols before attending in person.

November 13 

 “Peek Into the Past” | Beneski Museum of Natural History | 10 a.m. - Noon
As part of your Homecoming visit, make a quick stop by the Beneski Museum’s Southwest patio and “Peek Into the Past” through the huge gallery windows. Take a moment to check out the inspiration for the Amherst mascot, our very own Columbian Mammoth, class of ’29. Current Amherst College students will be available on the patio with an array of “Touchable Fossils” available for all ages. Your peek will include a Mastodon, Cave Bear, Sabre toothed cat, an Irish Elk and a Dire Wolf. Since inside access isn't an option, we are bringing the museum to you at our patio party!

Amherst Women's Soccer vs. Lesley College, NCAA Tournament | Hitchcock Field | 11 a.m.
Please note that NCAA will charge the following admission fees: $6 - general admission/adults; $3 - senior citizens and students; $2 - children under 12.

Homecoming Game vs. Williams College | Pratt Field at Lehrman Stadium | Noon

The Charles Drew House Presents: A Black Homecoming Experience | Drew House Lawn | 4 - 6 p.m.
Join the Charles Drew Memorial Culture House as we pay homage to the Black homecoming experience and bring some of our favorite traditions to campus. Round out your afternoon with music, food and dance featuring performances from the Brooklyn United Drumline and the Black Sox (an on-campus Black acapella collective), and Sankofa, Williams College’s step team. Food will be served at 4 p.m. with performances beginning at 5 p.m. 

Zumbyes Reception and Sing-Along | Tent 1, Adjacent to King Residence Hall | 4 - 5:30 p.m.
The Zumbyes are more than excited to welcome alumni back home to Amherst College. This reception is open to everyone, whether you are a Zumbye alum or just want to be casually serenaded by the group. Stop by, meet the current Zumbyes and sing along to your favorite tunes!

Amherst College Choral Society Concert | Livestream and Buckley Recital Hall | 6 p.m. ET 
This event will be accessible in person and via livestream. Please read the Music Department's COVID concert protocols before attending in person.

Amherst Symphony Orchestra Concert | Livestream and Buckley Recital Hall | 8:30 p.m. ET
This event will be accessible in person and via livestream. Please read the Music Department's COVID concert protocols before attending in person.


 

On-Campus Gathering Notice

By registering, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending this event, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and release Amherst College (including its affiliates, trustees, officers, employees, and volunteers) from any and all liability for any illness or injury arising from or in any way related to this event. Events are subject to all local and state public health guidelines and rules.

Please note that minors attending the event should be supervised at all times by an accompanying adult.