Event Calendar

Today - Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Screening of "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power"

The Amherst College chapter of the Roosevelt Institute will be hosting a screening of “An Inconvenient Sequel” in Keefe Movie Theatre. A decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Roosevelt is excited to screen this documentary and we hope to see you there. We will have pizza and refreshments!

World Music Night

Wondering what to do on the last day of class? Come to World Music Night and enjoy a memorable evening with foods, drinks, music and friendships from around the world! Sign up for a performance or just drop in, as we will also have karaoke and a DJ for casual stress-relief options!
We will be serving a variety of foods from Formosa, Fresh Side, Paradise of India, Pita Pockets and more. Come to shake off the semester with us!

For sign-ups or questions, contact yshao18@amherst.edu.

Co-sponsored by Universal Music Organization, AAS, International Student Association, Student Activities and Study Abroad Office.

Tomorrow - Thu, Dec 14, 2017

OSL Study Break: 24/7 Study Hours

The Powerhouse will be open to students as a 24/7 study space during the reading/finals period.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life as part of the reading/finals period Study Break Programming.

Required Pre-departure Meetings for Spring 2018 Study Abroad

Are you going abroad in Spring 2018? If so, you must attend your region or country-specific pre-departure meeting to learn about credit transfer, pre-registration, the emergency medical assistance benefit and other important pre-trip information. Learn which meeting to attend using the link below. Questions? Email Janna Behrens (jbehrens@amherst.edu) as soon as possible.

Students Only
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Amherst Write-In

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Merrill Science Center, 300A/B (Science Library Classrooms)

There’s no need to toil away in isolation when everyone has papers to write! Spend the first day of reading period in a supportive, quiet environment to make some progress on those final projects. The Writing Center will provide snacks, coffee and drop-in writing consultations.

Students Only

Keefe Campus Center Community Hour

Stop by the Amherst College Campus Center every Thursday for a fun filled hour of community, popcorn and music! Throughout the semester we will offer various community building events in the campus center and on the Green. Make sure to stop by for bonfires, dance parties and self-care activities. All are welcome to join.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Student Affairs, the Dean of the Faculty, The Office of the President, Dining Services, Facilities and the Mail Room.

Event poster showing a person standing outdoors in the snow, holding open a newspaper that is on fire

Mead Director David E. Little "Tells It Like It Is"

Mead Director and Chief Curator David E. Little tells it like it is! Join us for a gallery talk and closing reception for the exhibition Tell It Like It Is—Or Could Be. The event is free and open to the public.

World Music Night

Wondering what to do on the last day of class? Come to World Music Night and enjoy a memorable evening with foods, drinks, music and friendships from around the world! Sign up for a performance or just drop in, as we will also have karaoke and a DJ for casual stress-relief options!
We will be serving a variety of foods from Formosa, Fresh Side, Paradise of India, Pita Pockets and more. Come to shake off the semester with us!

For sign-ups or questions, contact yshao18@amherst.edu.

Co-sponsored by Universal Music Organization, AAS, International Student Association, Student Activities and Study Abroad Office.

Wellness Hour

Come hang with the Wellness Team on Thursday's from 8-9 p.m. in Frost Cafe to play with silly putty, journal, read a children's book or color. Wellness Hour is an easy and fun way to de-stress in a casual setting.

OSL Study Break: Midnight Breakfast

Join us for midnight breakfast! This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life as part of the reading/finals period Study Break Programming.

Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Queer Talk

Join the Queer Resource Center and our queer counselors, Dr. Darien & Dr. Erickson, for a weekly discussion about experiences and topics related to the queer/trans community at Amherst. There will be snacks, company and great conversation!

Admission Counselor Information Session

Join current Admission Counselors (Green Deans) Safaa Aly '15, Jayson Paul '16, and Sam Rosenblum '16 in order to learn more about life as an Admission Green Dean!

ACAD Study Break: Screening of The Big Sick

Join Amherst College After Dark for a screening of The Big Sick on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Food will be provided!

This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life as part of the reading/finals period Study Break Programming.

SPOILER ALERT: Winter is Coming (Game of Thrones Parody)

Come check out the Green Room's parody of Game of Thrones! All seven seasons in the length of one episode! Ticket reservations are recommended. Please email acgreenroom@gmail.com to reserve your seat.

Sat, Dec 16, 2017

SPOILER ALERT: Winter is Coming (Game of Thrones Parody)

Come check out the Green Room's parody of Game of Thrones. All seven seasons in the length of one episode! Ticket reservations are recommended. Email acgreenroom@gmail.com to reserve your seat!

Sun, Dec 17, 2017

OSL Study Break: Chair Massages

Join us for chair massages! This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life as part of the reading/finals period Study Break Programming.

Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Faculty Lunch: Learning About Opportunities Abroad

Join Dean of Faculty Catherine Epstein and Director of Education Abroad Janna Behrens for lunch to learn about new and existing opportunities at our exchange partners overseas. Doshisha University has long been an exchange partner. Starting in the 2019-2020 academic year, Amherst will begin a yearlong faculty exchange with Yale-NUS College in Singapore. Come learn more details about these opportunities, as well as those on the horizon, and share your interests as new initiatives are being considered.

MCAT Study Group

Are you preparing for medical school and taking the MCAT this winter or spring? Come join other Amherst students and study with your peers on Monday evenings! Drop-in when you can. Some MCAT resources and snacks will be available. This event is sponsored by the health professions office at the Loeb center for career exploration and planning.

Tue, Dec 19, 2017

Rotherwas Room, photo by Maria Stenzel

Study at the Mead!

Throughout the week, we will have lots of art activities to help you destress from finals period. We also have comfy chairs, plenty of outlets, great lighting, and extra tables to give you an inspirational place to work and study.

Closed on Mondays, but open until Midnight on school nights!

Fri, Dec 22, 2017

Queer Talk

Join the Queer Resource Center and our queer counselors, Dr. Darien & Dr. Erickson, for a weekly discussion about experiences and topics related to the queer/trans community at Amherst. There will be snacks, company and great conversation!

Tue, Jan 2, 2018

A topographic map with an overlaid digital elevation model and a calculation of a particular watershed.

Mapping Geographic Data with ArcGIS

It’s been estimated that 80% of all data has a spatial component. Come learn how to map it and analyze it during Interterm, and you may make new discoveries!

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a set of powerful tools to discover spatial relationships and illuminate your research with intuitive maps:

• Illustrate historic sites and extract features from old maps
• Spatially correlate census, economic, and other data
• Display geologic formations and delineate watersheds
• Track human, animal, and plant populations
• Map locations from a GPS receiver

This course is in six parts: January 2 – 5 and 8 – 9, each day from 9 a.m. – Noon

Contact: Andy Anderson, Academic Technology Services, aanderson@amherst.edu, x2255

Wed, Jan 3, 2018

A topographic map with an overlaid digital elevation model and a calculation of a particular watershed.

Mapping Geographic Data with ArcGIS

It’s been estimated that 80% of all data has a spatial component. Come learn how to map it and analyze it during Interterm, and you may make new discoveries!

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a set of powerful tools to discover spatial relationships and illuminate your research with intuitive maps:

• Illustrate historic sites and extract features from old maps
• Spatially correlate census, economic, and other data
• Display geologic formations and delineate watersheds
• Track human, animal, and plant populations
• Map locations from a GPS receiver

This course is in six parts: January 2 – 5 and 8 – 9, each day from 9 a.m. – Noon

Contact: Andy Anderson, Academic Technology Services, aanderson@amherst.edu, x2255

Thu, Jan 4, 2018

A topographic map with an overlaid digital elevation model and a calculation of a particular watershed.

Mapping Geographic Data with ArcGIS

It’s been estimated that 80% of all data has a spatial component. Come learn how to map it and analyze it during Interterm, and you may make new discoveries!

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a set of powerful tools to discover spatial relationships and illuminate your research with intuitive maps:

• Illustrate historic sites and extract features from old maps
• Spatially correlate census, economic, and other data
• Display geologic formations and delineate watersheds
• Track human, animal, and plant populations
• Map locations from a GPS receiver

This course is in six parts: January 2 – 5 and 8 – 9, each day from 9 a.m. – Noon

Contact: Andy Anderson, Academic Technology Services, aanderson@amherst.edu, x2255

Fri, Jan 5, 2018

A topographic map with an overlaid digital elevation model and a calculation of a particular watershed.

Mapping Geographic Data with ArcGIS

It’s been estimated that 80% of all data has a spatial component. Come learn how to map it and analyze it during Interterm, and you may make new discoveries!

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a set of powerful tools to discover spatial relationships and illuminate your research with intuitive maps:

• Illustrate historic sites and extract features from old maps
• Spatially correlate census, economic, and other data
• Display geologic formations and delineate watersheds
• Track human, animal, and plant populations
• Map locations from a GPS receiver

This course is in six parts: January 2 – 5 and 8 – 9, each day from 9 a.m. – Noon

Contact: Andy Anderson, Academic Technology Services, aanderson@amherst.edu, x2255