Interterm 2020: January 6-26

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For more information, contact the Keefe Campus Center Student Activities Office at (413)
542-8317 or

Interterm 2020 is a three-week period offering students staying on campus over the January term opportunities to enjoy programmatic, experiential learning experiences, including workshops, programs, and informal non-credit courses. During this time, students can also:

We will update this page with daily changes and important Interterm news.  For other events happening around campus, visit the Campus Events Calendar.

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The 2020 Interterm Experience

Ever wonder what happens on campus between semesters? During interterm, Amherst College offers a diverse range of classes and workshops for students who choose to stay on campus.

Intro to Photogrammetry

Interterm 2020

Participants in this Interterm course worked collaboratively to photograph historical objects and dinosaur track-ways in the Beneski Museum of Natural History.

Interterm Housing

Your residential status impacts your ability to live on campus for Interterm. Students residing on campus for both fall 2019 and spring 2020 are permitted to remain on campus and participate fully without needing to request prior approval to stay and participate (see Break Period Webpage).

Students who have been away from campus during fall 2019 are not permitted to return to campus until 1/25/20, which is also the date on which meal plans begin. Interterm courses are programmatic and experiential opportunities designed for students remaining on campus (throughout the year) to have innovative and engaging options during the break. Unfortunately, these not-for-credit opportunities will not substantiate a request to move into your spring 2020 room assignment earlier than 1/25/20

Students going away for spring 2020 are required to vacate the residence hall on/by 12:00 pm (noon) on Saturday, 12/21/2019. Card Access ends at 5:00 pm on 12/21/2019 for all students not returning in the spring semester. Students are not permitted to remain on campus for Interterm courses.

There are limited exceptions which may apply (i.e., approved athletic team sponsored commitments, international travel, etc.) Prior approval is required. Email with questions.

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Teach a Non-Credit Course

If you wish to teach a non-credit course, please fill out a form on our Interterm Offerings & Registration page. Be sure to reserve space for your course before you complete the form.

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Reserve Your Space

Spaces overseen by the Office of Student Activities can be reserved via Virtual EMS online requests. Please contact Paula Mieczkowski (413-542-8269) to reserve academic spaces.