Event Calendar

Today - Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Additional Identity & Inclusion Part 1 Workshop Added: Register Now!

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Greenway Dorm A, Event Space

The office of inclusive leadership will be offering an additional “Identity & Inclusion, Part 1” workshop on Monday, December 11. Participants will explore their own identities using a model of identity development and consider the impact of power and privilege in the ways in which we understand our own sense of self and that of others. This session offers an opportunity to reflect on the importance of our own identities as we work towards intentionally inclusive communities at Amherst College. For more information and to register, click the link below.

German Table

German Table

Enjoy informal conversations with students who have studied in Germany, the German faculty members, the German language assistants and other native speakers. Join us on the Mezzanine of Valentine Dining Hall every Monday from 11:45 a.m to 1 p.m.

Chinese Language Table

The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 12-1 p.m. in the conference room below Valentine Dining Hall. Come join us to practice your Chinese!

Math & Stats Table

Please come join us on Mondays from 12-1 p.m. in Valentine Terrace Room A (down the stairs). Come and have lunch with fellow math and stats students, majors and professors! Everyone is welcome-you don't need to be a math or stats major. We often chat about math and stats-related topics, but we also talk about lots of other things and it's a great chance to get to know each other. We hope to see you there!

New Study Space on Campus

Study in the SWAGS Common Room

The Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies Department is opening its common room as a study space for students every Monday afternoon during the fall semester. Beverages and snacks will be provided. Join us every Monday, except for October 9, which is mid-semester break, and November 20, which is Thanksgiving break.

Students Only
Image Reads: Men of color winter reception - dinner will be served. December 11, 2016 at 5PM in the Multicultural Resource Center. For accessibility/accommodations please contact the MRC at 413-542-5372 or email mrc@amherst.edu

Men of Color Winter Reception

Join us in the MRC for celebration, food and conversation! This is a closed event for self-identifying men of color and is an event brought to you by the Multicultural Resource Center, Office of Residential Life and Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

For accessibility/accommodations please contact the MRC at (413) 542-5372 or email mrc@amherst.edu

Voice Studio of Ann Maggs

Hear the voice students of Ann Maggs in a delightful concert of jazz, Broadway and ethnopop music on Monday, December 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 3 of Arms Music Center. Free and open to the public.

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.

Auditions for "The Blizzard of '17: A Working Title"

Auditions for The Blizzard of '17: A Working Title, written by Yetunde Ojetade '18 and directed by Wes Guimãraes '19.

There were warnings. There were plans. But no amount of preparation could prepare them for this. Five friends are trapped in their dorm for an undisclosed amount of time. How will they cope? How will they survive? Join us on an adventure into the absurd as we follow the tale of five students determined to make it to tomorrow.

Students should prepare a short monologue to present; memorization not required, but is preferred.

French Film Screening: "Le père Noël est une ordure" (1982)

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm King Hall, French House Common Room

"Le père Noël est une ordure" (Santa Claus is a Stinker) is a cult French comedy movie, directed by Jean Marie Poiré, that French people usually watch almost every year around Christmastime. Full of absurd humor, it tells the story of two neurotics, working for a suicide hotline on the night of Christmas Eve. They get caught up in a catastrophe when a pregnant woman, her abusive boyfriend, and a transvestite visit their office. Come celebrate the end of the year with us! Snacks and drinks will be served. Join us in the French House (King Hall 2nd floor). Film will be screened in French with English subtitles. All are welcome!

The image is split into two vertical halves with the left side being a close up photograph of coffee beans and the right hand side being the title, event description and information about how to contact us about accommodations. One top of the title is a simple design of a coffee cup with steam rising from it. Image Reads: Take a break, take a shot, or take a quick power nap in our Cozy Corner! Whatever you need, we'll be serving some fresh Cuban coffee-Dec. 11 at 8PM until 12AM

Cafecito Break

Take a break, take an espresso shot, or take a quick power nap in our Cozy Corner! Whatever you need, we'll be serving some fresh Cuban coffee this Reading Period during our Late Night Study Hours.

Best of luck!

For accessibility/accommodations contact MRC@amherst.edu or 413-542-5372

Tomorrow - Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Dog Days

Dog Days

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Keefe, McCaffrey Room

Come and pet some doggies to de-stress before finals!

Students Only

Chinese Language Table

The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 12-1 p.m. in the conference room below Valentine Dining Hall. Come join us to practice your Chinese!

Being Human in STEM (HSTEM) Salon

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Join us for our salon! Enjoy refreshments and the company of Humans with a range of STEM experiences as we share progress on the projects we conducted during this 4th iteration of the HSTEM collaborative course.

Insight 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.
Led by Mark Hart, Buddhist advisor

Image REads: Movie Screening - Whose Streets - Join the MRc family for a screening of this film! 6PM on December 12 2017 in the KEefe Theater

Screening: Whose Streets

Join the MRC for a screening of “Whose Streets” –A documentary about the Ferguson Uprising and the moment that turned teachers, parents, artists, and musicians into freedom fighters.


German Kaffeeklatsch

Every Tuesday at 9 p.m. the German House hosts Kaffeeklatsch, an informal gathering for conversation and refreshments. This is a great opportunity to meet others interested in German language and culture. Come join us for Kaffeeklatsch Tuesdays at Porter House!

Wed, Dec 13, 2017

2017 Team Biochemistry Open House

2:00 pm - 3:20 pm Frost Library, Friendly Periodical Room

Biochemistry Capstone Poster Presentations - please stop by for a few minutes; the poster session will be very accessible, no biochemistry or science background necessary.

Interterm College-Sponsored Travel Abroad Pre-departure Meeting

Are you traveling this interterm with college funds or as part of an Amherst-organized group, such as an athletic team or student organization? Please come learn important tips, including access to an emergency medical assistance insurance benefit you might have, to prepare for travel domestically or overseas.

Blackness and Christianity: Part II

Join Remnant for the second Blackness and Christianity talk by Jeremy Ogunba on Wednesday, December 13 from 5-6 p.m. in Chapin Chapel. Come learn about the intersectionality of faith and race, and what the church's responsibility is today. All are welcome!


QTPOC Affinity Group, Wednesdays 6:30PM QRC

Amherst Queer and Trans People of Color Affinity Group seeks to support students, staff and faculty in the five colleges who identify as queer/trans/genderqueer people of color. This closed QTPOC Affinity seeks to provide a safe space for queer people of color to build community, to celebrate all facets of our identities, and to engage in meaningful discussion.

Every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the QRC

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.

OSL Study Break: Chipotle Burrito Drop

Stop by for some Chipotle Burritos! This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life as part of the reading/finals period Study Break Programming.

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.