Family Weekend 2017

Photos by Maria Stenzel, Takudzwa Tapfuma '17 and Young-Ji Cho '18

Rebecca Schrader ’21 (far left) looks on with her parents as Jyl Gentzler teaches Ancient Greek in the Octagon. T
Rebecca Schrader ’21 (far left) looks on with her parents as Jyl Gentzler teaches Ancient Greek in the Octagon. This was one of the classes open to visitors on Friday.
“Socrates says about the state, what most accounts for its being good is its justice,” said Jyl Gentzler, teaching in Octagon.
“Socrates says about the state, what most accounts for its being good is its justice,” said Jyl Gentzler, teaching in Octagon.
Families got to sit in on classes such as “Introductory Physics II: Electromagnetism and Optics,” with Ashley Carter.
Families got to sit in on classes such as “Introductory Physics II: Electromagnetism and Optics,” with Ashley Carter.
David Brinkley ’19 is ready to answer a question in Ashley Carter’s physics class, as is his mom, Sheila Lukehart, visiting from
David Brinkley ’19 is ready to answer a question in Ashley Carter’s physics class, as is his mom, Sheila Lukehart, visiting from Seattle, Wash.
Helena Burgueno ’19 and family at the Family Welcome Tea at the Alumni House.
Helena Burgueno ’19 and family at the Family Welcome Tea at the Alumni House.
At Webster Hall, visitors enjoyed a reception for the Russian department, at the Center for Russian Culture.
At Webster Hall, visitors enjoyed a reception for the Russian department, at the Center for Russian Culture.
Ian McClaugherty ‘19 with his family at an academic department reception for Mathematics and Statistics,  Seeley Mudd
Ian McClaugherty ‘19 with his family at an academic department reception for Mathematics and Statistics, Seeley Mudd.
Professor Mary Hicks and visitors at the Black Studies Department Reception, Cooper House.
Professor Mary Hicks and visitors at the Black Studies Department Reception, Cooper House.
Jyl Gentzler  and Geoffrey D. Sanborn
Professor of Philosophy Jyl Gentzler and Professor of English Geoffrey D. Sanborn speaking about teaching and philosophy.
Isabel Meyers '20 reads at a session devoted to sharing the recent issue of The Common.
Isabel Meyers '20 reads at a session devoted to sharing the recent issue of The Common.
A rainy day view of the War Memorial overlooking the Holyoke Range
View from the War Memorial overlooking the Mt. Holyoke Range on a rainy Friday during Family Weekend.
Amherst Football v. Trinity Pratt Field
Amherst Football vs. Trinity Pratt Field, Family Weekend 2017.
Spectators at Amherst Football v. Trinity Pratt Field , Family Weekend 2017.
Spectators at Amherst Football v. Trinity Pratt Field , Family Weekend 2017.
Cheering at the Amherst v. Trinity game
President Martin with Amherst families at the Amherst v. Trinity game
At the at Amherst v. Trinity game, Josh Harmon Harmon '18 (left), Michael Harmon ’16, and family, with Amherst President Biddy Martin.
President Martin speaking to Amherst families in Johnson Chapel.
President Martin discussed campus life and coming changes during her annual Conversation with families in Johnson Chapel.
Family Weekend, 2017
Family Weekend, 2017
Family Weekend 2017
Family Weekend 2017
Women's Ultimate Frisbee team.
Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club Sport.
Mallorie Chernin conducts at the Amherst College Choral Society Concert.
Mallorie Chernin conducts at the Amherst College Choral Society Concert. Performers included the Concert Choir, the Chorus and the Glee Club.
The Amherst College Choral Society
The Amherst College Choral Society Concert included traditional College songs.
The Zumbyes entertain families at the annual concert.
The Zumbyes, banana included, entertain families at the annual concert.
Audience at the Zumbyes show in Johnson Chapel.
Audience at the Zumbyes show in Johnson Chapel.
South Asian Students Association sponsored a gathering in honor of Dwali, the Hindu festival of lights.
South Asian Students Association sponsored a gathering in honor of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.
Dean of Students Onawumi Jean Moss (Emeritus) and Chief Diversity Officer Norm Jones.
The weekend included the Hermenia T. Gardner Bi-Semester Worship service. Dean of Students Onawumi Jean Moss (Emeritus) and Chief Diversity Officer Norm Jones joined in.
The Amherst Gospel Choir performed at the worship service.
The Amherst Gospel Choir performed at the worship service.