Event Calendar

Today - Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Free Fun Fridays at the Emily Dickinson Museum

The Emily Dickinson Museum opens its doors free to all on Friday, Aug. 18, for Free Fun Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free Fun Fridays, funded by the Highland Street Foundation, offers visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. Learn more at www.EmilyDickinsonMuseum.org/events.

Book & Plow Pop-Up Farm Stand

Book & Plow has been working hard to send food to Valentine Dining Hall this summer, and now we want you to take some home!

Bring a shopping bag and cash or check to the Valentine Dining Hall foyer this Friday from noon to 2 p.m.

We will be selling cucumbers, rainbow chard, garlic scapes and more! As it is our first, experimental campus farm stand, we will be starting small, so come early and stay tuned for future offerings. We hope to do this every week this summer, adding more produce as the season continues to ramp up. Swing by, say hello and check out the vegetables grown by students at Amherst College.

Fri, Aug 25, 2017

Book & Plow Pop-Up Farm Stand

Book & Plow has been working hard to send food to Valentine Dining Hall this summer, and now we want you to take some home!

Bring a shopping bag and cash or check to the Valentine Dining Hall foyer this Friday from noon to 2 p.m.

We will be selling cucumbers, rainbow chard, garlic scapes and more! As it is our first, experimental campus farm stand, we will be starting small, so come early and stay tuned for future offerings. We hope to do this every week this summer, adding more produce as the season continues to ramp up. Swing by, say hello and check out the vegetables grown by students at Amherst College.

Fri, Sep 1, 2017

Book & Plow Pop-Up Farm Stand

Book & Plow has been working hard to send food to Valentine Dining Hall this summer, and now we want you to take some home!

Bring a shopping bag and cash or check to the Valentine Dining Hall foyer this Friday from noon to 2 p.m.

We will be selling cucumbers, rainbow chard, garlic scapes and more! As it is our first, experimental campus farm stand, we will be starting small, so come early and stay tuned for future offerings. We hope to do this every week this summer, adding more produce as the season continues to ramp up. Swing by, say hello and check out the vegetables grown by students at Amherst College.

Sun, Sep 3, 2017

Music Department Orientation with Pizza

Music Department Orientation with Pizza

New and returning students are welcome to stop by for pizza before the ensemble showcase performance and find out about Music Department opportunities in Arms, Room 3. 6-7:30 p.m.

Students Only
Music Department Showcase

Music Department Showcase

Experience the Amherst Music Department ensembles: Choral Society, Jazz Ensemble and Amherst Symphony Orchestra offer an introductory showcase performance. The performance is free and open to all.

New and returning students are welcome to stop by for pizza before the ensemble showcase and find out about Music Department opportunities in Arms, Room 3. 6-7:30 p.m.

Students Only

Mon, Sep 4, 2017

Opening Convocation

Convocation is the ceremony that starts the new academic year.

Tue, Sep 5, 2017

Job search image with magnifying glass

Student Employment Fair

New and returning students come join us for the annual Student Employment Fair - a place for employers and students to come together to fill their employment needs. Representatives from many departments will be available to discuss employment opportunities and provide information on their application process.

Students Only

Wed, Sep 6, 2017

Why Choose a Non-Bulge Bracket Investment Bank?

The finance industry can seem very complex, especially distinguishing between investment banks. This is your opportunity to hear from a panel of industry experts who will be discussing the advantages of choosing a non-bulge bracket investment bank/investment advisory firm. These alumni, who represent middle market and boutique investment banks, will be talking about the pros and cons of working at smaller firms and how your career can be directly impacted. These same firms will be on campus this fall for internship and/or full-time recruiting. Following the panel, the employers will be available for networking and individual questions. Come hear about each firm and determine if pursuing investment banking at a middle market or boutique firm is right for you.

Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Advantages to Careers on the Buy Side

As the finance recruiting season starts, it’s important to understand every aspect of the industry. Here’s your opportunity to hear why a career on the buy side can be an advantageous place to start. Alumni from leading buy-side investment firms will be participating in a panel discussion about the pros and cons of careers on the buy side. These same firms will be on campus this fall for internship and/or full-time recruiting. Following the panel, the employers will be available for networking and individual questions. Come hear about each firm and determine if pursuing a career on the buy-side is right for you.

Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Faculty members onstage playing piano, saxophones and other instruments, behind music stands and electronic speakers

Jazz Faculty Concert

The Amherst College jazz faculty kicks off the 2017-2018 academic year in a welcome performance, which is free and open to all.

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Photo of Gorbachev

Gorbachev: His Life and Times, Conversation with Professors William Taubman and Pavel Machala.

7:00 pm Converse Hall, Cole Assembly Room

Join the political science department as William Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Emeritus will discuss his newly-released book, Gorbachev: His Life and Times with Pavel Machala, Charles E. Merrill 1908 Professor of Political Science. The conversation will be followed by a reception and book signing. Amherst Books will be onsite for book sales.

Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Two actors performing The Scarlet Professor

The Scarlet Professor

8:00 pm Smith College, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Thtr 14

The Scarlet Professor is a new opera based upon a true story of shame and scandal from 1960: a renowned English professor arrested and disgraced for possessing gay magazines and materials.

Professional Premiere:
September 15-16, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 17, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Young Artists Performances:
September 23, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 24, 2017 at 3 p.m.

All performances take place in Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA, the same campus where the events took place.

Music by Eric Sawyer, professor of music
Libretto by Harley Erdman
Based on the book by Barry Werth

Featuring William Hite, Keith Phares, Blythe Gaissert and Sarah Pelletier
Stage Director: Ron Bashford, associate professor of theater and dance
Musical Director: Eduardo Leandro

Sponsored by the Five College Opera

Tickets Required

Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Two actors performing The Scarlet Professor

The Scarlet Professor

8:00 pm Smith College, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Thtr 14

The Scarlet Professor is a new opera based upon a true story of shame and scandal from 1960: a renowned English professor arrested and disgraced for possessing gay magazines and materials.

Professional Premiere:
September 15-16, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 17, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Young Artists Performances:
September 23, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 24, 2017 at 3 p.m.

All performances take place in Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA, the same campus where the events took place.

Music by Eric Sawyer, professor of music
Libretto by Harley Erdman
Based on the book by Barry Werth

Featuring William Hite, Keith Phares, Blythe Gaissert and Sarah Pelletier
Stage Director: Ron Bashford, associate professor of theater and dance
Musical Director: Eduardo Leandro

Sponsored by the Five College Opera

Tickets Required

Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Two actors performing The Scarlet Professor

The Scarlet Professor

3:00 pm Smith College, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Thtr 14

The Scarlet Professor is a new opera based upon a true story of shame and scandal from 1960: a renowned English professor arrested and disgraced for possessing gay magazines and materials.

Professional Premiere:
September 15-16, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 17, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Young Artists Performances:
September 23, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 24, 2017 at 3 p.m.

All performances take place in Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA, the same campus where the events took place.

Music by Eric Sawyer, professor of music
Libretto by Harley Erdman
Based on the book by Barry Werth

Featuring William Hite, Keith Phares, Blythe Gaissert and Sarah Pelletier
Stage Director: Ron Bashford, associate professor of theater and dance
Musical Director: Eduardo Leandro

Sponsored by the Five College Opera

Tickets Required

Sat, Sep 23, 2017

Two actors performing The Scarlet Professor

The Scarlet Professor

8:00 pm Smith College, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Thtr 14

The Scarlet Professor is a new opera based upon a true story of shame and scandal from 1960: a renowned English professor arrested and disgraced for possessing gay magazines and materials.

Professional Premiere:
September 15-16, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 17, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Young Artists Performances:
September 23, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 24, 2017 at 3 p.m.

All performances take place in Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA, the same campus where the events took place.

Music by Eric Sawyer, professor of music
Libretto by Harley Erdman
Based on the book by Barry Werth

Featuring William Hite, Keith Phares, Blythe Gaissert and Sarah Pelletier
Stage Director: Ron Bashford, associate professor of theater and dance
Musical Director: Eduardo Leandro

Sponsored by the Five College Opera

Tickets Required

Sun, Sep 24, 2017

Two actors performing The Scarlet Professor

The Scarlet Professor

3:00 pm Smith College, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Thtr 14

The Scarlet Professor is a new opera based upon a true story of shame and scandal from 1960: a renowned English professor arrested and disgraced for possessing gay magazines and materials.

Professional Premiere:
September 15-16, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 17, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Young Artists Performances:
September 23, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 24, 2017 at 3 p.m.

All performances take place in Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA, the same campus where the events took place.

Music by Eric Sawyer, professor of music
Libretto by Harley Erdman
Based on the book by Barry Werth

Featuring William Hite, Keith Phares, Blythe Gaissert and Sarah Pelletier
Stage Director: Ron Bashford, associate professor of theater and dance
Musical Director: Eduardo Leandro

Sponsored by the Five College Opera

Tickets Required

Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Information Session for Junior Physics & Astronomy Majors

Information Session for Junior Physics & Astronomy majors beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Lounge/116 Merrill. This will be an informational meeting for all juniors where we will discuss how to go about applying to graduate school and options and procedures for honors thesis projects. Pizza will be served.

Tue, May 1, 2018

Student Receiving Award From President Martin In Cole Assembly Room

College Meeting

College Meeting is the annual awards ceremony for undergraduates of Amherst College and recognizes the outstanding work of first-years, sophomores and juniors throughout the year. Prizes are awarded in 14 areas of study, as well as for notable scholarship and citizenship. The majority of awards are named in honor of notable alumni and faculty, whose enduring legacies still shape the College today.

President Biddy Martin and Dean Catherine Epstein will be hosting this celebration. All are welcome, and regalia is not required.

College Meeting begins at 5 p.m., with a president's reception immediately following the event in the foyer of Converse Hall. This event is free and open to the public.