Kwame Anthony Appiah leading a classroom discussion at Amherst College.

A Class with Kwame Anthony Appiah

Kwame Anthony Appiah, a professor of philosophy and law at New York University, held a class with students in advance of his lecture, "How Not To Think About Race, Culture and Class.” 

Peer Gynt production at Amherst College

Peer Gynt: A Contemporary Adaptation

Theater and Dance presented a contemporary adaptation of Henrick Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, Nov. 9–11 in Kirby Theater. This classic play explored an age-old question: what does it mean to know yourself?

Misty morning on the Quad.

Family Weekend 2017

Family Weekend was filled with opportunities to learn about campus projects, sit in on classes, tour museums, enjoy music, and converse with professors, staff, and other weekend visitors.

Homecoming Bonfire

Homecoming 2017

From Mammoth sightings, to football games, to discussions with President Martin, this slideshow provides a recap of some of the activities that took place during Homecoming 2017.

Students at Fall Festival

Fall Festival 2017

At Amherst College, the changing of the seasons means it's time for Fall Festival.

A New Classroom in Art Storage

A New Classroom in Art Storage

Students in Professor Jen Manion’s course “People’s History of Revolutionary America” were some of the first to use the Mead Art Museum’s new study room, located in art storage.

Students, holding welcome signs for the first-year students and their families, jumping and smiling.

Orientation 2017

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.

State of the College Address 2017

State of the College Address

Organized by Sade Green ’20, a student senator, President Biddy Martin delivered a State of the College address on March 29, 2017, in Johnson Chapel.

LitFest 2017 Slideshow

LitFest 2017

More than 1,400 bibliophiles gathered on campus for LitFest 2017, the College’s annual literary festival that featured Chris Bachelder, Jacqueline Woodson, Zadie Smith, and Doris Kearns Goodwin. 

Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush Visits Amherst College

Jeb Bush, former Florida governor and presidential candidate, joined students for an informal conversation before addressing a capacity crown in Johnson Chapel, followed by a lively Q&A session.