Purple and white balloons at the entrance of campus

Orientation 2017 Recap

The 489 newest Amherst students arrived on campus Aug. 29, many with families in tow. These first-year and transfer students graduated from 388 secondary schools and speak more than 45 languages.

Biddy Martin speaking at the podium at Convocation 2017, Amherst College.

Convocation Sept. 4, 2017

“We have to dedicate ourselves as strongly as ever, perhaps more strongly than ever, to truth-seeking.” Watch President Martin’s full Convocation address.

Science Center under construction

Science Center Update - Summer 2017

Scheduled to open in the fall of 2018, the state-of-the-art Science Center will be a home for teaching and research and offer additional classrooms and gathering spaces for the entire campus. 

Reading in Virtual Reality video

Reading in the Virtual World

Professor Andrew Dole talks about his efforts to create spaces for students and professors to read without distractions, and about using virtual reality to enhance academic focus.

Peter Rubinstein ’64: Alumni in the Field Video

Amherst Alumni in the Field : Peter Rubinstein ’64

Amherst didn’t have a department of Jewish studies, or even a class on Judaism, so Rabbi Peter Rubinstein ’64 took a theology class with Professor Pemberton instead.