six students in masks pose together on a wildlife sanctuary trail on the Amherst College campus during Mammoth Day

Moments from Mammoth Day

When Oct. 14, 2020, was declared Mammoth Day, it didn't take long for students to get into the spirit, enjoying food, games and a chance to take a break and relax. The motto of the day: No. Work. Today.

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Pandemic Academics: Fall 2020 at Amherst

During the fall 2020 semester, Amherst College is reinventing how teaching, learning, and research take place.

Students gather around Adirondack chairs. A view of Mt Holyoke Range is in the background.

From the Classroom to the Quad: Student Life at Amherst

Take a tour of Amherst College with this slideshow of student life, ranging from undergraduate research opportunities to impromptu frisbee games to a cappella singing performances.

exterior of Johnson Chapel at night, lit by purple lighting

LitFest 2020: A Celebration of Words and Writing

An illuminating LitFest weekend featured National Book Award winners and finalists, a former Obama speechwriter and other acclaimed writers.

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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.