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Type of Event

Event Calendar

September 2019

Tue, Sep 3, 2019

Common Table

Common Table

All are welcome to the Common Table—a casual, drop-in time to share lunch and conversation on a topic of spirituality, belief or values.
Hosted by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

Cadigan Center Open House

Hot Falafel, Deep Thoughts: An Open House with Religious & Spiritual Life

Come meet Religious & Spiritual Life (RSL) staff and student group leaders at this casual gathering on Tues., Sept. 3, at 5 p.m. in the Cadigan Center. Vegan/kosher/halal snacks provided from Pita Pocket.

Thu, Sep 5, 2019

Keefe Health Center & Health Education Open House

Come and join us for The Keefe Health Center Open House! There will be light refreshments and cookies! This will be a chance to connect with our Health Services staff and other students.

Students Only

Fri, Sep 6, 2019

First Shabbat of the Year

Join Amherst Hillel in celebrating Shabbat as we celebrate the end of the first week. Eat great food with a welcoming community as you learn about Jewish life at Amherst.

Tue, Sep 10, 2019

Common Table

Common Table

All are welcome to the Common Table—a casual, drop-in time to share lunch and conversation on a topic of spirituality, belief or values.
Hosted by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, or just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness or because you are curious. The group will be led by Buddhist Advisor Mark Hart.

Fri, Sep 13, 2019

tie dye event poster

Natural Tie-Dye at Book & Plow Farm

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Book and Plow Farm

Come tie-dye t-shirts using all-natural dyes at Book & Plow farm! T-shirts will be provided. This event also includes a short nature walk around the farm while the shirts dry, so wear comfortable clothes and shoes that can get a bit dirty.
We will meet at Keefe at 6 p.m. to walk over to the farm (about 10 minutes).

Students Only

Sun, Sep 15, 2019

Herb Walk

2:00 pm Book & Plow Farm

Come pick your own flowers and herbs and learn about their medicinal/beneficial uses from student-farmers! We'll meet at Keefe Campus Center and walk up to Book & Plow Farm together!

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Common Table

Common Table

All are welcome to the Common Table—a casual, drop-in time to share lunch and conversation on a topic of spirituality, belief or values.
Hosted by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

FLI At Amherst

FLI At Amherst

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, CDSL (204 Keefe Campus Center)

Come to FLI At Amherst! It’s an open discussion circle centering first generation and/or low-income student perspectives where we explore our connections to home and community and our experiences in college and beyond! The topic-based discussion circle is facilitated by Alex Kim from the Counseling Center.

Students Only

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, or just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness or because you are curious. The group will be led by Buddhist Advisor Mark Hart.

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Fresh Salsa and New Friends

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Book and Plow Farm Greenhouse on Tuttle Hill

Harvest your own ingredients to prepare salsa with Book and Plow veggies and get to know other members of the Amherst College community. Leave from the Powerhouse at 5 p.m. to walk up to the Greenhouse on Tuttle Hill (or meet us there at 5:15). We'll talk, chop, snack and make a flower bouquet to take home.

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Kurt Morris standing outdoors with his arms folded in front of him

"Combating Loneliness and Finding Belonging"

Loneliness is one of the biggest issues facing college students today. In this presentation, award-winning mental health speaker Kurt Morris shares his struggle with depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety, and how it led to severe loneliness in his life. Additionally, he explains why students have such difficulty finding belonging in college and methods they can use to empower themselves to combat loneliness.

Tue, Sep 24, 2019

Common Table

Common Table

All are welcome to the Common Table—a casual, drop-in time to share lunch and conversation on a topic of spirituality, belief or values.
Hosted by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

Frost Cafe

Meet, Greet & Treat

Stop by to chat with counselors from the Counseling Center and students from Active Minds, SHEs, PAs and the Wellness Team and get to know a little more about who we are and what we do. We'll treat you to a free coffee, tea or cookie from Frost Café.

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, or just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness or because you are curious. The group will be led by Buddhist Advisor Mark Hart.

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Meet the PAs: September 26th, 6-8pm in the McCaffrey Room

Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect Meet & Greet

Bubble tea & casual conversation with the Peer Advocates.

Catherine Sanderson

Mastering Mindset: Talk and Tacos with Professor Catherine Sanderson

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall

Professor Sanderson will talk about her new book, The Positive Shift, which offers practical and easy strategies for changing maladaptive thought patterns and behaviors to live healthier, happier lives. The book combines cutting-edge research from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and medicine, as well as engaging real-world stories, to demonstrate how we can make minor tweaks in our mindset to live our best life. Ten autographed books will be raffled. Chipotle tacos provided. This event is part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Fri, Sep 27, 2019

Wellness Fair

7th Annual Wellness Fair

Drop by the Wellness Fair to participate in fun wellness activities, enjoy yummy snacks, and get to know Amherst’s mental health and wellness resources and student groups. Get a free chair massage, play with baby animals, pick up free giveaways and more! Rain date is October 4. This event is part of Mental Health Awareness Week and is sponsored by numerous campus partners and supported by the Community Mental Health Fund.

Women of Color Luncheon in the WGC

Join us for a discussion around holding intersectional identities as women of color. Food will be served. This is a space that centers around self-identifying women of color.
For accessibility and accommodations, contact WGC@amherst.edu.