The Hidden Pleasures of the Town of Amherst.

Everyone thinks that the town of Amherst is extremely small. It is small to a certain extent, but there are so many hidden gems out there that students, staff and faculty have yet to discover in Amherst and the surrounding area; especially, all of the amazing hidden places to eat. This week one of my fellow interns, Nicole, took me and the rest of the summer interns to this amazing ice cream place called Flayvors; it’s just about a 7 minute drive from campus and boy is it worth that 7 minute drive.

Mission & Policies

Dining Services

Students dining together in Valentine Hall

Welcome to our table! At Amherst, you’ll be eating great meals with great friends. Our dining locations—from Valentine Hall to Schwemm’s Coffee House—are bright, cheerful spaces where you can settle in for real conversations. Our food is real too. We use fresh, local ingredients, much of which we grow on our own farm and in our hydroponic greenhouse.

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Eat Well

What you eat gives you energy throughout the day and is important to maintaining overall health. Whether you’re eating at Val or cooking for yourself, these tips will help you maximize your nourishment!

Hello World!

Hello world! Pardon my tardiness. These past two weeks have been quite a blur; sometimes I don’t know why I take on so many things to do. Nonetheless, it’s been a pretty rewarding two weeks. Next week, I’ll be away from school because I will be working the National High School Model United Nations conference in New York City, so I’ve been pretty busy this week trying to get the things in order before I have to leave. I’m a little scared for my impending doom—of homework—when I get back, which was a struggle last year after I staffed the same conference.