Amherst Today

Amherst Today provides alumni, parents and students the opportunity to experience a two-day on-campus program, offering intellectual exploration and discussion on a single topic. Each Amherst Today showcases Amherst faculty and alumni who are experts in their fields. This fall we begin a four-year journey toward our Bicentennial with a special Amherst Today. 

The Connecticut River Valley Before Amherst College offers an interdisciplinary look at the geology, history, politics, culture and economy of the region out of which Amherst College grew. The program kicks off with an optional private tour and lecture at Historic Deerfield, and then comes back to campus for a series of lectures and presentations highlighting the scholarship of Amherst faculty, alumni, students and our world-class museums. We can't wait to welcome you back to campus!

The registration fee for the program and meals (lunch and dinner Friday; breakfast and lunch on Saturday) is $75. There will be an additional $25 fee for those attending the Historic Deerfield tour, which includes round-trip bus transportation from Amherst to Deerfield, and your entrance fee.

Note: Our spring program is anticipated to be held in April 2018.