This page is intended for students who are not part of the week-long meal program.  Confirmed meal program participants who indicated attendance on Thursday will already be included.

Want to enjoy a delicious meal with other Amherst students on Thanksgiving day?

The Association of Amherst Students and the Dean of Students Office are pleased to invite all students who are on campus for Thanksgiving day to share a catered meal from the Black Sheep.  The menu is as follows: roasted turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, and pies (pumpkin, blueberry, and apple) a la mode.  This meal will be served in Lewis-Sebring (the faculty/staff dining commons in Valentine) from approximately 4:00-6:00pm on November 24.

The deadline to register is Wednesday, November 16 at 4:00pm.  Please note that we have to have a firm head count for catering purposes.  We appreciate your cooperation.

 

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Thanksgiving Break Meal Application 2012

If you are a recipient of grant aid from the college, and you plan to remain on campus during Thanksgiving break, you may be eligible to receive lunch and dinner each day through the Thanksgiving Festivities program sponsored by the Dean of Students Office.  This service is offered to a limited number of students, and priority is given to those with the highest financial need.  Please note that students who are not on the meal plan are not eligible for these meals.  If you would like to apply for this program, fill out this web form by Friday, October 26.  You will be notified by November 2 whether or not you are eligible for these meals.

Questions about meals during Thanksgiving may be directed to Jessica Mestre '10 (jmestre10@amherst.edu), Student Life Fellow.

Please indicate what day(s) you plan to participate in the meal program: *
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This page is intended for students who have already received email confirmation that they are part of the Thanksgiving 2011 Meal Program.

Have your Thanksgiving break plans changed?

Please help us accommodate more students and avoid waste by letting us know when your plans change.  Update us by indicating below which days you currently want to receive lunch and dinner. 

If your plans have not changed, there is no need to fill out this form.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 

I now plan to participate in the meal program on: *
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Connecting with Campus Community Members

Thanksgiving break provides faculty, staff, and local alumni with an opportunity to connect with students without the pressure of classes being in session.

For more details and the opportunity to sign up, please follow the link below that pertains to you:

For Students: Hosting by Campus Community Members

Faculty, staff, and local alumni enjoy inviting students to join them for dinner during Thanksgiving break.  If you are interested in participating, please respond to the questions below. 

By submitting this form, you are permitting us to share your responses with members of the campus community who are looking to host students.

Please also note: Once you are in contact with a host and you arrange to share a meal, please respect those plans.  Community members do not appreciate it when students do not show up, or cancel at the last minute.



What day(s) would you be interested and available to join a host for dinner? *


If the host lives beyond walking distance, or away from bus access, do you need transportation? *
All students will be paired with at least one other student when visiting the host's house.

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For Faculty and Staff: Hosting Amherst Students

Thank you for your interest in inviting students to your house for dinner over Thanksgiving break!  Students truly enjoy getting off campus and building connections with the people in the college community.

Before submitting the form below, please take note of the following information:

♦ By signing up, you are permitting us to share your contact information with 2-4 students who have signed up to participate.

♦ Many students do not have access to a car.  If you cannot provide transportation (that is, pick up and drop off students in a common meeting location on campus), or your home is not accessible by public transportation, there is a very limited chance that students will be able to join you.

♦ Please understand that we cannot guarantee to match you with a student who has a particular set of interests or specific background.  All of our students have something to offer.

Thanks again for your generosity!



Are you able to host students for dinner on Thanksgiving day (Thursday, November 22)? *
If you are not available on Thanksgiving day, which day(s) would you be interested and available to host students for dinner?
Unless you specify otherwise, we will only assign you guests for one night. We are simply asking about multiple days to facilitate matching with students' availability.

What is the maximum number of students are you willing to host? *

Can you provide transportation from campus to your home and back? *

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For Alumni: Hosting Amherst Students

Thank you for your interest in inviting students to your house for dinner over Thanksgiving break!  Students truly enjoy getting off campus and building connections with Amherst graduates.

Before submitting the form below, please take note of the following information:

♦ By signing up, you are permitting us to share your contact information with 2-4 students who have signed up to participate.

♦ Many students do not have access to a car.  If you cannot provide transportation (that is, pick up and drop off students in a common meeting location on campus), or your home is not accessible by public transportation, there is a very limited chance that students will be able to join you.

♦ Please understand that we cannot guarantee to match you with a student who has a particular set of interests or specific background.  All of our students have something to offer.

Thanks again for your generosity!



Are you able to host students for dinner on Thanksgiving day (Thursday, November 22)? *
If you are not available on Thanksgiving day, which day(s) would you be interested and available to host students for dinner?
Unless you specify otherwise, we will only assign you guests for one night. We are simply asking about multiple days to facilitate matching with students' availability.

What is the maximum number of students are you willing to host? *

Can you provide transportation from campus to your home and back? *

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Before submitting the form below, please take note of the following information:

♦ By filling out and submitting this form, you are permitting us to share your contact information with 2-4 Amherst College students who have signed up to participate in this program.

♦ Many students do not have access to a car.  If you cannot provide transportation (that is, pick up and drop off of students at a common location on campus), or your home is not accessible by public transportation, it will be unlikely that students will be able to join you.

Thank you for your interest in inviting students to your home for a meal over Thanksgiving break!  Students truly enjoy building connections with members of the college community.



Are you able to host students for dinner on Thanksgiving day (Thursday, November 28)? *
If you are not available on Thanksgiving day, which day(s) would you be interested and available to host a meal and a visit to your home?
Unless you specify otherwise, we will only assign you guests for one visit. We are asking about multiple days to facilitate scheduling.

What is the maximum number of students you are willing to host? *

Can you provide transportation from campus to your home and back? *
Can you accommodate vegetarians, vegans, or students who may have other dietary restrictions? *

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