Residential Life

Equipment Available

The Dean of Students Office offers a variety of equipment to students for check-out over Thanksgiving Break.  It is available by appointment with Xiao Xiao (xxiao16@amherst.edu), one of the Winter Break Student Coordinators, in Stearns Dorm.

You may use the item(s) for 3 days before we expect you return it, unless there is high demand, in which case we will call you to arrange its return after 24 hours. A record of what you check out will be kept, and if anything is not returned in proper condition, the cost of replacing the item will be charged to your student account. You will also be charged a cleaning fee for each cooking item that is not returned clean enough to lend out to another student.

Karaoke Machine

An MTV 5.5" TV karaoke system with on-screen lyrics.

Board Games

  • Apples to Apples
  • Scrabble
  • Cranium
  • Monopolgy
  • Tabboo
  • Jenga
  • Uno
  • Bananagrams
  • The Game of Things
  • playing cards

Cooking Equipment

  • pots
  • pans
  • cookie sheets
  • knives and cutting boards
  • spoons, spatulas, and other utensils
  • mixing bowls
  • measuring cups
  • casserole dish
  • colander

For more information about kitchen access and grocery stores, click here.