Snow falls on the quad, March 2016.
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and commentator Charles Krauthammer, who gave a lecture March 9 on the state of conservatism in the United States, meets with a small group of students before the talk.
In May, visitors flocked to get a rare view of a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio, the one-volume edition of his works published in 1623, and only reliable text for about 20 of his plays, including “Macbeth” and “The Tempest.” The Mead Art Museum was the only Massachusetts stop for the Folger Shakespeare Library’s traveling exhibit, “First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare.”
Held on the last day of classes (May 6, 2016), Senior Assembly is the annual celebration for the graduating class. Graduating seniors gather with faculty in Johnson Chapel to commemorate their time at Amherst College.
Another of Amherst College’s Commencement traditions is the President’s Garden Reception, a gathering for seniors, families and members of the faculty and staff at the garden of the President's house.
Three of the first nine women to graduate from Amherst College—Ruth Kremen ’76, Dorothy Schatzkin-Higgins ’76 and Wendy Mantel ’76—spoke at Reunion 2016 about what they’ve learned about work, relationships and family at “Legacy: Life Lessons from Amherst's First Women Graduates,” a panel hosted by the Class of 1976.
A pair of tree swallow nestlings, two among 80 nests of birds monitored by students at the Amherst Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF), The high-demand ten-week SURF fellowships are designed to give undergraduates an opportunity to conduct research and experience what it’s like to be a scientist.
At 2016 Orientation, new students meet with their Orientation Leaders, staff and students who help the new students with move-in, accompany them at Orientation talks and activities, and facilitate squad discussions.
Incoming students participate in one of the immersive LEAP Programs (Learn, Explore, Activate, Participate). About thirty freshman danced, discussed, and performed short dramas that they wrote in one afternoon as part of the Creative Arts & Performance LEAP.
National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of "Between the World and Me,” attracted a sold-out crowd for his Sept. 16 talk on race, “Life Lessons.” Here Coates meets with a group of students, signing copies of the book.
Marking the first anniversary of the 2015 Amherst Uprising at Frost Library the Amherst College community gathered at a student-run session to share stories, feelings and fears about the 2016 presidential election.
Amherst Uprising first anniversary.
Students pose with a snowman they made on the Quad, Dec. 2016.
An aerial of campus after a snowstorm in Dec. 2016.