Request a Celebration Space

Students who are logged-in can complete our form starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019. This is the first step for requesting a space for your gathering on Friday, May 22 or Saturday, May 23. Once this form is submitted, you will receive an e-mail confirming the submission and receipt. At a later date, you will be notified of your confirmed site via e-mail from the Office of Conferences and Special Events (CASE). The Commencement Celebration Map shows all potential celebration site locations.

Your space/tent reservation request is the beginning of the party process outlined on the initial party page. Sites will be assigned in February and the Contract for Use of On-campus Space will be due in March. The contract should be returned to:

Conferences & Special Events
Office of Communications

Amherst College
P.O. Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

As part of the agreement, Amherst College requires liability insurance. We recommend that you wait to procure insurance until you have been notified of your finalized party site.

Below is a listing of approved space/tent sites with the maximim size tent noted as well as the capacity. If there are any questions, please contact Conferences & Special Events at (413) 542-2845.

Celebration Site Tent Size Capacity (approx.)
Mayo Smith 20' X 40' 60 people
Seelye South 40' X 60' 175 people
Seelye Middle 20' X 40' 60 people
Seelye North 20' X 40' 60 people
Hitchcock 20' X 40' 60 people
Porter 20' X 30' 45 people
Garman 20' X 30' 45 people
Lipton West 40' X 40' 130 people
Lipton North 20' X 40' 60 people
Cohan West 20' X 30' 45 people
Cohan East 30' X 50' 110 people
Charles Drew 30' X 50' 110 people
Webster East 30' X 60' 130 people
Webster Middle 20' X 20' 30 people
Webster West 30' X 40' 100 people

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