April 3, 2017

On October 24, 2016, Amherst College launched a process to select an official mascot. After 2,046 suggestions and 9,295 votes, we are the Amherst College Mammoths. You thought they were extinct? Think again. (Images courtesy of Amherst’s Beneski Museum of Natural History.) Audio captioned version

We are pleased to announce Amherst College's official mascot:


From March 20-31, 2017, all alumni, students, faculty and staff were invited to vote on the five mascot finalists. In total, 9,295 people voted and 4,356 votes were cast in favor of the Mammoths. Read a description of the voting process and outcome