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
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|