2020 Reunion Schedule

Programs will continuously be posted and updated as they are confirmed. Note that private class programs, including class dinners, do not appear on the public schedule. Please check back frequently to see what's new!

All programs are 60 minutes unless otherwise noted. Find locations on our Campus Map.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
2:00 PM
Alumni House Reception Center Open
Stop by for registration, schedules of class activities, messages, information on the Amherst area and light refreshments. Telephone: (413) 542–2065. Alumni House will close at 9 p.m.
Alumni House, 75 Churchill Street, (413) 542–2065
5:30 PM
Reunion Welcome Reception
Meet, mingle and renew old friendships with a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres. Reception ends at 7 p.m.
Location to be announced
Thursday, May 28, 2020
8:00 AM
Alumni House Reception Center Open
Stop by for registration, schedules of class activities, messages, information on the Amherst area and light refreshments. Telephone: (413) 542–2065. Alumni House will close at 10 p.m.
Alumni House, 75 Churchill Street
2:30 PM
Beneski Museum “Dinosaur Tracks and More - Ichnology” Tour
For over 170 years, a “Cabinet of Curiosities” has existed on the campus of Amherst College. One of the most significant curiosities is our world-famous dinosaur track collection. Join our museum staff to learn a bit about the collection’s history and the scientific importance of the collection today. We look forward to exploring Amherst before it was Amherst. Bring your cameras!
Beneski Museum of Natural History
Friday, May 29, 2020
8:00 AM
Alumni House Reception Center Open
Stop by for registration, schedules of class activities, messages, information on the Amherst area and light refreshments. Telephone: (413) 542–2065. Alumni House will close at midnight.
Alumni House, 75 Churchill Street
9:00 AM
Amherst College Financial Update
Join Kevin Weinman, Chief Financial Officer, to learn more about Amherst’s financial model and outlook. Our thoughtful approach to investment, combined with the uniquely generous spirit of philanthropy Amherst inspires, has created one of the strongest financial portfolios in higher education.
Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather Hall
2:30 PM
Planetarium Program: We Are Part of This Universe
For nearly 60 years, the Bassett Planetarium has served the College well. This tool has helped countless individuals better understand their place in the universe. Join Alfred Venne, Planetarium Director, as he uses the vintage Spitz A3P Starball in combination with our Digitarium projection system to help recreate the night sky over Amherst. In addition, using a classic Orrery, participants will examine the plane of the solar system, the tilt of the Earth, day/night and seasons. The main takeaway from the planetarium visit may best be summed up by Neil deGrasse Tyson, who said, “We are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the universe is in us.” Please note that seating is limited for this program, and that entrance will not be permitted after 2:40 p.m., due to safety concerns.
Bassett Planetarium, Morgan Hall
5:00 PM
Reception with President Biddy Martin
Join President Biddy Martin and others from the College for conversation and celebration. Tour Amherst’s newest building while enjoying a drink and hors d’oeuvres. All are welcome. Reception ends at 6:30 p.m.
Living Room (Main Lobby), Science Center
Saturday, May 30, 2020
8:00 AM
Alumni House Reception Center Open
Stop by for registration, schedules of class activities, messages, information on the Amherst area and light refreshments. Telephone: (413) 542–2065. Alumni House will close at 9:30 p.m.
Alumni House, 75 Churchill Street
11:30 AM
A Conversation with President Biddy Martin and the Annual Meeting of the Society of the Alumni and the Alumni Council
Johnson Chapel
12:00 PM
Annual Reunion Luncheon
Join us for a complimentary luncheon under the tent on the Valentine Quad. Look for your classmates under the decade signs!
Valentine Quad
Sunday, May 31, 2020
8:00 AM
Alumni House Reception Center Open
We'll be open for you to drop off your keys or ask last-minute questions before you head home. 
Telephone: (413) 542–2065. Alumni House will close at noon.
Alumni House, 75 Churchill Street
9:00 AM
Service of Remembrance and Community
Please join us for an ecumenical service to remember the lives of those alumni we have lost this year.
War Memorial, Memorial Hill (rain site: Chapin Chapel)