September 3, 2009—For Orientation week, both new and returning students were invited to participate in the museum's Orientation Mini-Course. Led by Mead staff members, the course not only provided an overview of Amherst's 16,000-object art collection, a tour of current gallery displays, a visit to the William Green Study Room, and a behind-the-scenes look through storage; it also offered tips on how students can incorporate the Mead's collection into their college experience.