Contact Information for Room Reservations
Reserving rooms and space at Amherst College is done through a variety of departments, depending on the time of year, time of day and the type of space needed. Please reference the information below when submitting a request for space on campus.
Paula Mieczkowski in Conferences & Special Events processes requests to use academic classrooms Monday through Friday after 4 p.m. and on weekends. In addition, Paula processes requests for the Porter Lounge in Converse Hall (except during the summer) and requests for Johnson Chapel and the Alumni House.
The Summer Programs office (Conferences & Special Events) processes requests for all academic classrooms and meeting and event spaces from early June until mid-August with the exception of Johnson Chapel, the Alumni House, the Arms Music Center, religious life spaces, theater and dance spaces, and select acadmeic spaces. Please submit all requests to Christina LaDue.
Gregg DiNardo in athletics manages requests for Athletic Fields and the Athletic Complex throughout the year.
Student Life Meeting & Event Spaces
The Office of Student Life oversees a variety of meeting and events spaces including the Keefe Campus Center, the O'Connor Commons (located within Charles Pratt Dormitory), the Powerhouse, the Ford Hall Event Space, and the Gerald Penney Center during the academic year. To reserve one of these spaces please submit a reservation request within Virtual EMS.
Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning
The Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning schedules or monitors all recruiting or career focused events on campus and processes requests for the Loeb Center conference room.
Valentine Dining Hall
To submit a request for Valentine Hall Terrace Room A and B, the small conference room, or the Lewis-Sebring Dining Common please email Meagan Champoux. To submit a request for the atrium spaces please email email@example.com.
Lobbies, common spaces, ballrooms and outside areas of residence halls must be requested through the Resident Counselor(s) associated with the residence hall that you are seeking to use. Please note that these requests will be vetted to the residence hall community before approval.
The Office of Student Activities processes request for the Gerald Penney Center, located on the first floor of the Octagon, during the academic year. To reserve the Gerald Penney Center please submit a request within Virtual EMS. During the summer the Gerald Penney Center is reserved by Christina LaDue in the Summer Programs office.
The Babbot Room, located on the second floor, is an academic classroom that is reserved during the acadmic year by Lillian Mosgofian Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Paula Mieczkowski Monday through Friday after 4 p.m. and on weekends. During the summer the Babbot Room is reserved by Christina LaDue in the Summer Programs office.
Arms Music Center
Alisa Pearson in the Music Department reserves Buckley Recital Hall. Suzette Farnham processes requests for the rest of the Arms Music Center. To gain access to the practice spaces in James, Stearns and Hitchcock Residence Halls please visit the Office of Student Life, Keefe Campus Center room 018 to fill out an access form.
Outside Event Spaces
To reserve quadrangles or outside spaces (except for athletic space) please contact George Shaheen in facilities and special services.
Theater and Dance Spaces
Suzie Rivers processes requests for studio 1, 2 and 3 in Webster Hall. Requests for Kirby and Holden Theaters should be submitted to Jon Doyle per the guidelines listed on the Theater and Dance website.
Powerhouse and Ford Hall Event Space
Emily Lombardo processes requests for the Powerhouse and Ford HAll Event Space. Reservations may not be submitted more than 60-days in advance of the requested date(s). To request the Powerhouse or Ford Hall Event Space please submit a reservation request within Virtual EMS.
Lisa Ballou in the Department of Religion processes requests for the Chapin Chapel and the John Pemberton III Lounge. To request the Chapin Chapel or the John Pemberton III Lounge please submit a reservation request within Virtual EMS. Requests for the Cadigan Center are processed by Cindy Dumais-Holubowich.
Seeley Mudd Classrooms, Lounge and Basement Level Lab
Anne Torrey from the Computer Science and Mathematics Departments books the lower level lab, 014 throughout the year. She books the Seeley Mudd 2nd floor classrooms and lounge space for evenings, weekends and holiday breaks during the academic year.
E-mail AskIT to book lab space in Seeley Mudd and Merrill Science 215.
Rooms can be booked by telephone or by e-mail and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Your voicemail has a time stamp, as does your e-mail, to avoid conflicts about who issues requests when.
Science Center Living Room and North Commons
To reserve the North Commons, Living Room or cafe seating area, please contact Jess Martin, Administrative Director of the Science Center.
|Name||Phone Number||E-mail (@amherst.edu)|
|Paula Mieczkowski||(413) 542-8269||pamieczkowski|
|Career Center||(413) 542-2265||careers|
|Lisa Ballou||(413) 542-2181||bballou|
|Jonathan Doyle||(413) 542-2360||jmdoyle|
|Suzette Farnham||(413) 542-2364||smfarnham|
|Gregg DiNardo||(413) 542-2303||gdinardo|
|Austin Huot||(413) 542-7666||ahuot|
|Alisa Pearson||(413) 542-2199||apearson|
|Lillian Mosgofian||(413) 542-5066||lmosgofian|
|Emily Lombardo||(413) 542-8317|
|George Shaheen||(413) 542-2367||gmshaheen|
|Anne Torrey||(413) 542-2100||awtorrey|