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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Sun, Aug 23, 2020

Buckley Audience

Music Department Orientation

New students, please join the Music Department this Sunday, August 23, from 3-4 PM (EDT) for a zoom meeting to find out about music classes, ensembles, lessons, concerts, practice rooms, and other opportunities to get involved in person and remotely. We look forward to seeing you!

https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/96792860483?pwd=YkNjTXZuV2RqSm9DK2RIR25...

Students Only
President Martin and honorees during the Convocation ceremony

Opening Convocation

7:30 pm Virtual

Opening Convocation is the first formal gathering of the first-year students, at which the president and the faculty, typically all in full regalia, welcome the students to the college. It is also the time when newly promoted professors are awarded honorary degrees from Amherst College. The traditional ceremony involves a formal procession, musicians and the College's Choral Society and is typically held on the first evening of the fall semester.

Convocation is intended for faculty and first-year students. Since this year's Convocation will be held virtually, it is open to all members of the campus community via the livestream. A video recording and a transcript of Opening Convocation will be available after the event.

Ongoing Events

Aerial view of Johnson Chapel and the surrounding Amherst College campus

Poetry in the Pandemic

In the time of uncertainty and anxiety, poetry brings us hope, inspiration and reflection. Have you been reading or writing poems in the pandemic? Do you want to share the lines you've read or written with the Amherst community? Please fill out the form: https://forms.gle/AqT9ofE76gL9edCp6 or email your response to Haoran Tong '23 at htong23@amherst.edu.

We welcome all students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents of Amherst College to participate! Help us lead a poetic life to overcome the difficult circumstances. We plan to compile all submissions into an anthology titled "Amherst Poetry in the Pandemic."