Employee Council Open Houses

The Employee Council is sponsoring open houses across campus so employees can meet new colleagues, visit new places, and learn more about Amherst College.


Facilities Department Open House

Tuesday, October 23rd from 1:30-3:30pm

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During the open hourse, the facilities folks showcased a hidden side of Amherst College and the people who make our buildings and grounds functioning spaces for the community.

Visitors battled fires and learned the proper use of a fire extinguisher; were astonished by the large table saw's attempt to slice off one's fingers; were in awe at the ease with which one can cut glass; and even tried to drive the remote-controlled lawn mower.

Visitors also marveled at the co-generation plant. The plant is staffed around the clock, 365 days per year, by operators licensed through the state who monitor, adjust and repair all the necessary equipment to provide many parts of campus with heat, hot water, cooking and chilled water for climate control.

A big thank you to all the folks in the facilites department for making this open house possible. And a big thank you to Dining Services whos tasty treats are always a huge draw.




Past Events

Mead Art Museum Open House

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 1-3 pm

5-Minute “Affairs with Art”
Mini-Gallery Talks with Mead Staff
1:15 pm – The Art Collection Begins: The Assyrian Reliefs of 1855
1:30 pm – A Treasured Pair: Thomas Coles’s The Past and The Present
2:00 pm – The Spiritual in Art: Pavel Filonov’s Flight into Egypt
2:15 pm – An Odd Couple: James and Mary Peale
2:30 pm – Head Case: A Rare Greek Vase
2:45 pm – Bodies in Motion: Tai Chi and Rickey’s Two Lines Oblique Down

Behind the Scenes Storage Tours
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm

Fun and Games in the Study Room
Guess the Object and win  a prize!
Create a Caption and win a prize!
Sneak preview of Re-Inventing Tokyo: Japan’s Largest City in the Artistic Imagination, opening August 25!
Secrets of miniature paintings revealed under the microscope!
…And racy surprises from the vaults!


Arms Music Center Open House

Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 1-3 pm

♫ Tour the music facility
♫ See the music library,
♫ Listen to student performances, and
♫ Meet faculty and staff from all over campus.

Performance Schedule

1:00 – 1:15: Flute Choir
1:15 – 1:30: Jazz Combo
1:30 – 1:45: Madeline Chan & Albert Yu, pianists
1:45 – 2:00: Glee Club
2:15 – 2:30: David Ressler, vocalist
2:30 – 2:45: Yeji Kim, flutist
2:45 – 3:00: Concert Choir

This event is sponsored by the Employee Council and the Music Department.

Athletic Department Open House

The Employee Council and Athletics Department welcome all staff members and their families to an open house and basketball game on Tuesday, January 31.

6 pm – Open House, Friends Room (located above LeFrak overlooking Gymnasium and Pool)
7 pm – Tipoff Men’s Basketball Amherst College v. Rhode Island College, LeFrak Gym

Enjoy cider and cookies with the coaches, giveaways for the first 100 staff members and their families, and an exciting men’s basketball game!