Welcome to Reunion Planning!


Amherst has a long history of successful Reunions, and we have no doubt that this year will be a great success as well. Year after year, alumni return to mark a milestone of the time since their undergraduate days at Amherst, and year after year, behind the scenes is a group of people working to make it all happen. Without dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers, Reunion would not work as well as it does. Thank you for being one of those volunteers.

As you may already know, one of the pleasures of Reunion is that people are here for many different reasons. Alumni attend to spend time with old friends, to visit the campus again and see how it’s changed, to take advantage of the many activities offered (intellectually stimulating and otherwise) or to bring family back to a much-loved place. For some, Reunion means participating in a flurry of activities—panels, lectures, readings, gatherings and talks—while others focus on the quieter moments. The relationship between you, our alumni volunteers, and staff in the office of Alumni and Parent Programs will help to support a wide range of experiences that meet the many varying interests of our alumni.

This handbook serves as a guide and checklist for your committee. Included is much of the information you will need to begin planning for your upcoming Reunion. In addition, the staff of Alumni and Parent Programs are available to answer any of your Reunion planning questions. We look forward to working with you over the next year and will do all we can to help make this a memorable Reunion for all involved.

Best of luck, and have fun!