Cooper House with people conversing on the porch.

The Black Studies department was one of many to host a reception during Family Weekend. Here, faculty from the department gather with families on the porch of Cooper House on a gorgeous and unseasonably warm November day.


Families and faculty at a reception at Cooper House.

Faculty meet with families during the Black Studies reception: (top left, in red shirt) Rhonda Cobham-Sander, professor of English and Black studies; (top right, gesturing) Rowland O. Abiodun, professor of the history of art and Black studies; (bottom left) Michael M. Kunichika, associate professor of Russian and director of the Amherst Center for Russian Culture; and (bottom right, in pink) Rachel E. Bernard, assistant professor of geology. 


Families and faculty interacting at a reception at the Science Center.

Academic receptions at the Science Center (top left); Sheila Jaswal, professor of chemistry (top right, with arms crossed); Rebecca Hewitt, assistant professor of environmental studies (bottom left, seen in profile); and Katherine Sims, professor of economics and environmental studies (bottom right, with arms crossed)


The exterior of the Science Center at night under a full moon.

A light-based installation of STEM student research that combines data and graphics is projected on the exterior of the Science Center at dusk.


A light-based installation of STEM student research displayed in the Science Center.

A close-up of the light-based installation of STEM student research that combines data and graphics


A family pauses to take a selfie inside Johnson Chapel.

A family stops for a selfie inside Johnson Chapel.


President Elliiott speaking to students and their families inside Johnson Chapel.

The “Conversation with President Michael A. Elliott ’92” in Johnson Chapel included a Q&A session with families and students.


Women's soccer game, Amherst vs. Tufts.

At the NESCAC semifinal women's soccer game, the Amherst College Mammoths (ranked #8 ) beat the Tufts University Jumbos (ranked #22) 1-0 in overtime on Hitchcock Field. (Note: Amherst College went on to win the NESCAC championship, beating Wesleyan 2-0.)


Fans cheering on the Amherst College women's soccer team.

Fans at the soccer game include Marc Edwards, assistant professor of biology (top left: clapping); Amherst player Alexa Juarez (#10) makes the only score of the game, beating Tufts 1-0 during overtime (top right); Jen Hughes, head women's soccer coach, congratulates her players after the game (bottom right).


Scenes from the football game between Amherst College and Bowdoin College.

The Amherst football team had a 17-14 win over Bowdoin College in NESCAC action at Pratt Field, Lehrman Stadium.


Sirus Wheaton '23 and his mother on the Academic Quad.

Sirus Wheaton ’23, president of the Association of Amherst Students, during a quiet moment with his mother


Families drinking hot cocoa and eating s'mores by a firepit.

After the games, guests gathered on the Main Quad, where they enjoyed chili, hot cocoa and roasted marshmallows over the fire pit.


The Zumbyes a cappella group performing at Family Weekend.

The Zumbyes perform in an a cappella showcase in Johnson Chapel.


Four images of a cappella singers performing on stage

The a cappella showcase featured six student groups. No wonder Amherst is known as the “Singing College.”


The Keefe Campus Center at Amherst College

The Keefe Campus Center and its outdoor fire pit seen at dusk at the conclusion of Family Weekend