Twice a year, in the fall and spring, Amherst Today provides alumni and parents the opportunity to experience a two-day on-campus program designed just for them, providing intellectual exploration and discussion on a single topic. Advance reading assignments prepare participants to be fully engaged, both in the classroom and during the more informal events and meals provided. Each Amherst Today showcases Amherst faculty and, in some cases, alumni who are experts in their fields. Group size is limited to about 50 people, and the cost for most programs is $75, so these programs are both intimate and affordable. Time to join in on regular Amherst College classes is also part of the schedule. Amherst Today is a unique way to reconnect with the Amherst experience.