The Greenway Projects will transform the east campus. The Powerhouse (left) has already begun the effort.
These days, campus eyes are looking east. Over the next four years, the area between Keefe Campus Center and the railroad tracks will be the site of major building projects that will expand Amherst’s academic, living and social spaces.
The transformation started last fall with the renovation of the Powerhouse, made possible by the support of Hope Pascucci ’90. A former steam plant on the eastern edge of campus, the building is now a student operated social space. On opening day, the Powerhouse attracted a large campus crowd. Throughout the year, the popular and versatile space was booked with events ranging from movie nights, concerts and performances to informal study groups and gatherings.
The Greenway Projects—a landscaped walkway, four new dorms and a new science center— are the next changes coming to the eastern portion of campus. This March con- struction began on the residence halls, and in 2016 the College will begin work on a new science center located on the current site of the Social Dorms.
See page 6 of this issue of the magazine for more about the Greenway Projects. Contact the Advancement Office at (413) 542-5900 for information about how you can support this and other campus projects.