Here are our 14 favorite photos from Orientation 2014, a week (plus) of programming that aims to ensure a smooth transition to college life for Amherst’s newest students. For the full schedule,visit amherst.edu/go/orientation.
(Photos by Rob Mattson and Megan Robertson '15, Amherst College Office of Communications)
Students hold flags of the many countries represented by the Class of 2018.
Two students share a quiet moment by the campus's statue of Noah Webster.
Posing during the "Discover Campus: Amazing Race" event
Taking in the view from Memorial Hill
The audience finds information and entertainment in a skit about student health issues.
Squad members get to know each other.
Squads gather near Kirby Theater.
Upperclass students perform in the annual "New Voices of the Class" show, based on the new students' application essays.
Students practice yoga for mindfulness in the Friedmann Room.
Auditioning for the Choral Society
The Queer Resource Center, in the basement of Morrow Residence Hall, welcomes new students.
Student Health Educators perform a skit.
Professor of English Geoffrey Sanborn and a student discuss the summer reading assignment, Claude Steele's book "Whistling Vivaldi," before Steele delivers the annual DeMott Lecture.