Booking Space at Amherst College

Contact Names 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 type of space needed. Some spaces are individually monitored throughout the year by a single department.

General Reservations

Paula Mieczkowski in the Room Reservations Office handles academic rooms after 4 p.m. and on weekends. Paula handles most of the space on campus, including all bookings for Porter Lounge (except during the summer) and all bookings all the time for Johnson Chapel and the Alumni House.

Academic Space 

Lillian Mosgofian in the Registrar's Office books all classrooms during the academic year; the rooms booked are for weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Summer Programs

Irene Berwick from Summer Programs manages the rooms across campus (except for Johnson Chapel, the Alumni House, Arms Music Center, Webster 102 and religious and theater and dance spaces) for the summer, starting after reunion in early June and finishing mid-August.

Athletic Space

Don Faulstick in athletics oversees the booking of space in the Athletic Complex throughout the year.

Campus Center 

Jessica Jensen schedules events in Keefe Campus Center and the O'Connor Commons in Charles Pratt Dormitory except for the summer season. 

Career Center

The Career Center schedules or monitors all recruiting or career focused events on campus. The Career Center conference room is booked through the center.

Dining/Meeting Space

Valentine Hall Terrace Rooms, conference rooms and atrium space, and Lewis-Sebring Dining Commons space, are booked by Danielle Laferriere.

Dormitory Spaces

Lobbies, gathering rooms and outside areas may be requested through Jessica Jensen in Student Life. Please be aware that these requests concern occupied residential space and will be approved by Area Coordinators to ensure security.

The Gerald Penney Center

On the first floor of the Octagon is booked by the Octagon Monitors at during the academic year and by Irene Berwick during the summer program year.

Music Space

Alisa Pearson in the Music Department reserves Buckley Recital Hall in every situation. Suzette Farnham schedules the rest of the Arms Music Center. Music practice space in James, Stearns and Hitchcock Halls are booked by Jessica Jensen.

Outside Areas

To reserve quadrangles or outside spaces (except for athletic space) contact George Shaheen in facilities and special services.

Performance Space

Jon Doyle does the room reservations for studio spaces in Webster, as well as Kirby and Holden Theaters.


Please submit all inquiries to Jessica Jensen schedules events between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday in the Powerhouse. Requests for evening events after 8 p.m., or weekend events and activities please submit a Reserving the Space Form. Any questions maybe sent to All events are subject to the approval of the Powerhouse Committee.

Religious Space

Diane Dix in the Department of Religion does all of the reservations, all year, for Chapin Chapel, Chapin Lounge and the Cadigan Center. 

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. 

Technology Space

E-mail ATS to book lab space in Seeley Mudd, lab space in Webster 102 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.


Name Phone Number E-mail (
Paula Mieczkowski (413) 542-8269 pamieczkowski
Irene Berwick (413) 542-8102 iwberwick
Career Center (413) 542-2265 careers
Diane Dix (413) 542-2181 dldix
Jonathan Doyle (413) 542-2360 jmdoyle
Suzette Farnham (413) 542-2364 smfarnham
Don Faulstick (413) 542-2303 drfaulstick
;Danielle Laferriere (413) 542-2842 dtlaferriere
Alisa Pearson (413) 542-2199 apearson
Lillian Mosgofian (413) 542-5066 lmosgofian
George Shaheen (413) 542-2367 gmshaheen
Anne Torrey (413) 542-2100 awtorrey

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