Homecoming 2019 in Pictures

Photos by Maria Stenzel and Jiayi Liu

Group photo of attendees for Eleonora Mattiacci's class: Politics of Climate Change
During Homecoming each year, visitors are invited to attend classes in subjects ranging from math to music, economics to literature, and so much more. Here, Eleonora Mattiacci (center, in black glasses), assistant professor of political science, gathers with students from “Politics of Climate Change,” one of over 30 classes that visitors could choose from this year.


Eleonora Mattiacci's speaking to students in her Politics of Climate Change class Homecoming visitors are able to experience the full class along with the current students.


Eleonora Mattiacci speaking with to Alumni After class, Professor Mattiacci stuck around to chat with some visitors.


Geoffrey Sanborn teaching The Value of Literature Geoffrey Sanborn, the Henry S. Poler ’59 Presidential Teaching Professor of English, opened up his upper-level class “The Value of Literature” to Homecoming attendees.


An alumni participating in Professor Sanborn's literature class Visitors are encouraged not only to attend classes but to participate as well.


Professor Sanborn speaking with attendees of his literature class during homecoming Professor Sanborn shared a laugh with some Homecoming visitors, presumably NOT about the value of literature!


Scott Alfeld Assistant Professor of Computer Science, offered a class in Artificial Intelligence “Artificial Intelligence,” taught by Scott Alfeld, assistant professor of computer science, provided another chance for alumni to get back into the classroom.


Guest artist Annie Wang leading a master class in contemporary dance Guest artist Annie Wang (center) joined the Department of Theater and Dance to teach a masterclass in contemporary dance techniques. Wang, a dancer and choreographer based in New York, dances with Reggie Wilson / Fist and Heel Performance Group, Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland, and Parijat Desai Dance Co.


Students warming up for a dance master class Students warmed up for Wang’s masterclass in Webster Hall. (This makes you want to go stretch, right?)


Amherst College women's volleyball The Amherst women’s volleyball team took on Tufts in LeFrak Gymnasium. Although they lost this game, they are 17-5 for the season, with only two more games to go.


Singers performing during homecoming A favorite feature of the renewed Homecoming bonfire tradition: student a cappella performances.


Homecoming bonfire The bonfire provides heat. And light. And an opportunity for the campus community to come together. Terras Irradient!


View of Mt. Holyoke A view of the Mount Holyoke Range from Memorial Hill.


President Biddy Martin The annual “Conversation with Biddy Martin” gives Homecoming attendees a chance to hear about the College’s activities and priorities directly from the president.


Alumni attending President Martin's homecoming talk Visitors take advantage of the opportunity to ask President Martin questions. They also sometimes unknowingly mimic the gestures of historical Amherst figures.


Amherst College's football team in action The Amherst Mammoths faced the Wesleyan Cardinals on Oct. 26, a beautiful fall Saturday.


Amherst College football team and fans reacting to a play Although the Mammoths ultimately suffered a two-point loss in double overtime to Wesleyan, the team and the fans celebrated a winning moment.


The Department of Chemistry hosting a reception Chemistry department faculty hosted an alumni-student meet-up tent near Pratt Field before the football game.


Fans at the football game Mammoth spirit prevailed in this captured moment that we bet you can’t look at without smiling! :>)


Fans at the football game How about this dapper crew with the mammoth attitude? Seriously, this is from the football game, not an ad campaign for outerwear!


An alumni with family The celebration continued at the Homecoming Fest in LeFrak Gym, where guests enjoyed food, drink and jazz music. Plus games and treats just for kids!


Alumni socializing at Homecoming Check out this sea of purple (which we absolutely love) at the Homecoming Fest.


A capella sing along Everyone is invited to the yearly Zumbyes reception to listen or sing along: current members, former members and non-members alike.


Audience menmbers enjoying a sing along This year’s audience showed the Zumbyes some love. Clearly the singers loved this as well—they could barely keep their feet on the ground!

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