Registration and Checking in at the Alumni House Welcome Center

At the Alumni House Welcome Center, you will find schedules of classes and other campus events, information on the Amherst area and light refreshments. Please stop by for registration, information and hospitality on Friday, November 1, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Driving Directions to Alumni House, 75 Churchill Street, Amherst:
From South or North
Take I-91 North to Exit 19 for Route 9. Or, take I-91 South to Exit 20 for Route 9. Turn right onto Bridge Street/MA-9 East. Continue to follow MA-9 E. College will be on your right at the top of a hill (intersection of route 9 & 116). Stay on Route 9 (college is on the right). Turn left onto Seelye St, and an immediate left into the Alumni House parking lot.

From East or West
Take I-90 (Mass Turnpike) to Exit 4 (I-91). Take I-91 north to Exit 19 (Route 9). Follow remainder of instructions above once on Route 9.

Parking

Campus parking permits are not required during Family Weekend, and you may park in designated areas on the main campus. All handicapped-parking placards will be honored by the Amherst College Campus Police. Please be aware that the Town of Amherst has designated weekday Permit Parking Only areas in the campus vicinity. You may park in these spaces on weekends only. Metered parking is available along Boltwood Avenue.

Vehicles that are parked in a manner that may impede the flow of traffic or response by emergency vehicles will be towed at the owner's expense without prior notification.

Campus Shuttle

A shuttle van with limited service is available to transport guests on the Amherst campus. Call (413) 542-2065 during Family Weekend to make arrangements for pickup and drop-off.

Emergency Services

Those with medical emergencies should proceed directly to Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 30 Locust Street (Route 9), Northampton; (413) 582–2000.

Amherst College Police are available 24 hours a day.
Campus Police
Campus Phone     2111
Pay Phone              (413) 542–2111
Cell Phone***        (413) 542–2111
(Emergency only: fire, police, medical)

***Important: When calling from your cell phone, please use the number listed above for emergencies. If you dial 911 on your cell phone, you may reach emergency services in your hometown.

Want to receive any emergency alerts while you are on campus for Family Weekend?

  1. Go to your app store and download the Alertus app (not Alertus Activator)
  2. When asked for the Organization Code, enter Amherst (not case-sensitive)
  3. That's it!

Non-Emergency Medical Care

Keefe Health Center (tan building next to Moore Dormitory)

Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

To reach the Health Center, call (413) 542–2267. Urgent medical treatment may be obtained at AEIOU Amherst (Cooley Dickinson Hospital's walk-in care facility at 170 University Drive; (413) 461–3530). AEIOU's hours of operation are Monday—Friday, 8 a.m.—8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.—3 p.m. Please refer to AEIOU's website for more accurate hours.


Admissions Tours and Information Sessions

Meet at the Office of Admission (Wilson Center, 220 South Pleasant Street) for tours and information sessions.

Tours
Friday 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Sunday Noon and 2 p.m.
Information Sessions
Friday 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.

Athletic Facilities

Except when in use by teams, facilities will be open to visitors.

Alumni Gym, Coolidge cage, Squash and Racquetball Courts
Friday 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Wolff Fitness Center
Friday 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Pratt Pool
Friday 7 – 8:30 a.m.; Noon – 2 p.m.;
8 – 10 p.m.
Saturday 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.; 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Orr Rink
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning (College Hall)

Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Keefe Campus Center

Friday 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. – midnight

Museums

BENESKI MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Beneski Museum of Natural History houses outstanding collections and exhibits that include vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, minerals and other geologic specimens. Our specimens have been collected since 1825 from local areas and around the world. Some displays illustrate the evolution and ecology of major groups of animals, and others describe the geological processes that have formed the earth and local structures. Particularly noteworthy is the world-famous dinosaur track collection from the sedimentary rocks of the Connecticut River Valley. This collection continues to be one of the largest and most studied fossil track collections in the world.

ELI MARSH GALLERY

Fayerweather Hall

Saturday 10 a.m. - Noon
Sunday Noon - 4 p.m.
 EMILY DICKINSON MUSEUM

280 Main Street

Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MEAD ART MUSEUM
Friday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. – Midnight
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:

10 Years of Trinkett Clark Memorial Student Acquisitions: This exhibition celebrates the ten years of the Trinkett Clark Memorial Fund. Established in 2008 in honor of Trinkett Clark, former curator of American Art at the Mead, the generous fund sponsors the purchase of a print selected by Amherst College students, with the first work acquired in 2009. This fund, in conjunction with classes taught at the museum, empowers students to take an active role in the development of the Mead Art Museum collection.

Rotherwas Project 5: Chris Myers, The Red Plague Rid You for Learning Me Your Language: 1611 gave birth to the Mead's walnut-paneled Rotherwas Room and William Shakespeare's The Tempest with its unforgettable character Caliban and his mirror image Ariel. Inspired by this historical convergence, Myers presents an installation of contemporary sculptures, textiles, and boats that question why the figure of the "Wild Man," appears again and again in literature and arts from the 12th century to our current time.

Starting Something New: Recent Contemporary Art Acquisitions and Gifts: This exhibition features over fifty artworks across media made from 1967 to 2019, and marks the first glimpse of contemporary artworks added to the Mead's collection in the last four years. The lineup of global artists include familiar names--David Hockney, Cindy Sherman and Mark Bradford and some new artists of note--Heather Agypong, Kapwani Kiwani and Analia Saban.

Constructing Collage: This exhibition presents some of the ways in which artists have employed collage, and the related forms of photomontage and film montage, throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. As a technique, collage involves the physical layering of disparate elements often borrowed from other contexts. This capacity for fragmenting and combining have rendered collage both an inexhaustible medium and emblematic of the ever-changing modern world. Drawn from the museum's permanent collection as well as loans from Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, the exhibition features works by Joseph Cornell, Romare Bearden, Olga Rozanova, and Robert Rauschenberg among others.

For more information on the exhibitions, please visit: amherst.edu/mead/exhibitions

Book & Plow Farm

Tuttle Hill, 425 South East Street

Saturday

10 a.m. - Noon

Visit the farm website: Book and Plow Farm.

Libraries

Robert Frost Library

MAIN LIBRARY

Friday 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.

ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (A-LEVEL)

Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
vincent Morgan Music Library

Arms Music Center

Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday Noon – 5 p.m.
Sunday 2 – 11 p.m.

Meals (On Campus)

Valentine Dining Hall

Friday and Saturday

Breakfast 7:30 – 11 a.m.
Lunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Late Lunch (Friday and Saturday) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (reduced menu; same price as lunch)
Dinner 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Sunday

Brunch 9 – 11 a.m.
Lunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Late Lunch 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Meal Prices at Valentine Hall

  ADULTS CHILDREN (12 and under)
Breakfast $5.00 $2.50
Brunch $6.00 $3.00
Lunch (Friday and Saturday) $6.00 $3.00
Dinner $7.00 $3.50
Grab & Go

Keefe Campus Center

Friday 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Frost Cafe

Robert Frost Library, Main Level

Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday 2:00 – 10 p.m.
Science Center Cafe

Science Center, Main Level

Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed