Joseph Stiglitz and David Novak

Virtual Events

Amherst is convening a series of live-streamed conversations addressing different facets of the pandemic’s impact. Esteemed alumni experts and friends of the College will share their insights and answer your questions.

Laila Lalami and Susan Choi sign books at LitFest


LitFest celebrates our extraordinary literary life by bringing to campus distinguished authors and editors to share and discuss the pleasures and challenges of verbal expression—from fiction and nonfiction, to poetry and spoken-word performance.

Fall Festival on Valentine Quad, with pumpkins, tents, and inflatable slides

Fall Festival

Pumpkins and caramel apples? Hot apple crisp and horse-drawn hayrides? The campus community is invited!

Inflatable mammoth at Winter Festival

Winter Festival

Ice skating and inflatable slides, live music and ice sculpting! Plus, plenty of warm comfort food, including chocolate-drizzled Belgian waffles, s’mores, gourmet hot chocolate, pulled pork sundaes, and more! Free skate rentals available.

A group of students holding food in front of a giant wall of international flags

City Streets

Welcome to Amherst College’s spring celebration, with flags representing all of our students’ nationalities, food tents featuring international flavors, music and other entertainment.

Layered lemon cake round, topped with ginger ice cream and a candy nest

Pindar Field Student Dinner Series

Conceived by a member of the class of 2013, the Pindar Dinners “encourage students to engage outside of their comfort zones and standard social groups.”

An autumnal floral arrangement at the center of a table with a sign next to it with a 3 on it

Thanksgiving Community Dinner

The Thanksgiving Community Dinner is held at the Inn on Boltwood. Amherst College students who are on campus during the November break are invited to enjoy a menu of seasonal favorites as they converse with new and old friends.

Students play spikeball at Farm Fest

Farm Fest

Book and Plow Farm hosts an afternoon of good music, great food, lawn games and fun in the sun!