Mammoth Week occurs annually in September. Organized by various departments and organizations from across the Amherst College community, Mammoth week is an opportunity for incoming and returning students to get to know the Herd and explore the resources available around campus.

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Photos from past Mammoth Weeks: (top) Science Center Community Reception; (bottom) Resource Centers Team Open House

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Beneski Museum "Meet the Mammoth and More" Tour

1 - 2pm • Beneski Museum of Natural History

Join Student Docents, for a walk through the Beneski Museum of Natural History.

Disabled and Neurodivergent Alliance Meet and Greet

3 - 5pm • Queer Resource Center, Keefe Campus Center

An opportunity for disabled and neurodivergent students on campus to connect and ask questions about accessibility at Amherst

Monday, September 11, 2023

Poster Sales

8am - 5pm • Keefe Campus Center, Atrium

Looking for some decor for your room? Stop by the poster sales happening on both Monday and Tuesday!

Education Studies Welcome Reception

4:30 - 5:30pm • Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank Lyceum, CHI Think Tank

Please join us for a casual gathering of Education Studies students, faculty and staff! New students are welcome to come with questions, connect with current majors, and get to know the program's professors.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Poster Sales

8am - 5pm • Keefe Campus Center, Atrium

Looking for some decor for your room? Stop by the poster sales happening on both Monday and Tuesday!

Study Away 101

2 - 3pm • Keefe Campus Center, Friedmann Room

Are you considering studying away for a semester (or two!)? We'll be covering the basics of the process for both international and domestic programs

Physics & Astronomy Pizza Party

4 - 5pm • Science Center, A011

The Physics & Astronomy Department welcomes new students and welcomes back our majors to the new year!

ARHA Orientation and Welcome

5 - 6pm • Fayerweather Hall, Porch

An opportunity to meet with faculty and staff in the Art and History of Art Department and the Architectural Studies Program.

Classics Department Fall Reception

5 - 6pm • Alumni House

New and returning students, both majors and those interested in exploring classics, are invited to join the department for food, drink, and conversation. Bring your questions, or just your appetite!

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Free Clothing Extravaganza

8am - 6pm • Orr Rink

Come thrift and refresh your wardrobe! We are offering thousands and thousands of free clothes collected during student Move Out.

Speed Friends

7 - 8pm • Science Center

New and returning students are encouraged to attend the annual Science Center Speed Friends Event! Come alone or with a roommate to meet other new and returning students.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

AI in the Liberal Arts (AILA) Open House!

1 - 3pm • Science Center, AI in the Liberal Arts (AILA) Open House

“AI in the Liberal Arts” is hosting a casual Open House meet-n-greet for Mammoth Week! We welcome anyone curious about the program or about AI in general.

Loeb Center Open House

3 - 5pm • College Hall, Front Entrance

With free food, games, and raffles, the Loeb Center team hopes to give students a chance to get to know our staff and learn more about the resources and events we provide throughout the year.

Department of Economics Autumn Reception

4 - 5pm • Converse Hall, Nicholson Commons, Converse 306

The Department of Economics welcomes all students to a reception in our Commons.

Keefe Center Exploration

6 - 8pm • Keefe Campus Center

Join the Office of Identity and Cultural Resources and Student Affairs for a night of food, games and fun! The following events will be held in Keefe between 6–8pm:

Center for International Student Engagement (CISE) | @amherstcise   
103 Keefe Campus Center

Co-create with us our new center sign! You’ll have an opportunity to contribute to a canvas with swatches of paint, creating a mural of layered colors that display the complex experiences, backgrounds, and personalities represented at Amherst College. All are welcome!

Center for Religious & Spiritual Life (RSL) • @amherstrsl    
017 Keefe Campus Center

Take a step away from the busyness of the start of the semester and reflect with us with questions that go deep. There will be prompts to guide independent reflection as well as small group discussions. All are welcome!

Class and Access Resource Center (CARC) • @amherstcarc    
204 Keefe Campus Center

When faced with hurdles to jump over, barriers to break, challenges to overcome, it’s an important practice to ground in your “Why?” Why Amherst College? What led you to this moment? Who are you doing this for? Remind yourself as to why you’re here and who you are by decorating—with stickers, markers, glitter, and other materials! – a graduation cap (paper template) to manifest your goals and aspirations. All are welcome!

Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) • @mrcamherst    
112 Keefe Campus Center

Join the MRC for a conversation about self care, what it means through a social justice lens, and how you can prioritize rest and your own wellness as a student! All are welcome!

Queer Resource Center (QRC) • @amherstqrc    
213 Keefe Campus Center

Join the QRC in a night of self-expression! We’ll write poetry, provide paint and drawing supplies, and exist as our radical queer selves. All are welcome!

Women’s and Gender Center (WGC) • @amherstwgc    
211 Keefe Campus Center

A Night of our favorite beauty and lifestyle vloggers. We’ll be deconstructing societal norms for “beauty” and envisioning a future that includes fat, trans, disabled and low-income folks with guided prompts. There will be a create-your-own nail station, face mask station, and possibly even a perfume station! All are welcome!

Amherst College Observatory Open House

8 - 9:30pm • Observatory operators will meet students at the water feature in the science center living room every half hour (at 8, 8:30, and 9) and bring them up to see the observatory.

Come check out the Amherst College Observatory! Assuming clear skies, take a look through our telescopes to see planets, stars, and galaxies, and learn how you can get trained to use the telescopes on your own.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Annual Wellbeing Fair

12 - 2pm • Valentine Quad

All are invited to stop by, learn about resources, build new skills, and hold some baby animals! A variety of campus and community partners will have stations featuring a variety of resource materials and passive activities to promote individual and community wellbeing.

Annual Veteran Community BBQ

4 - 6pm • Powerhouse Patio

Open to all Amherst College faculty, staff, and students! Get to know fellow veterans and military connected folks in the AC community. Food will be provided. Please email for any questions or accessibility needs. 

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Get Involved Fair

11:30am - 3pm • Quadrangle

Join us for the Get Involved Fair. Learn more about student groups and involvement opportunities.