The College’s War Memorial, with its view of the Holyoke Range, is a central location on our campus in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Many of our celebrations take place inside Johnson Chapel, including this a capella performance during Family Weekend. (Photo by Maria Stenzel)
Our annual Fall Festival in October provides a fun break from studying, with games, a 16-foot inflatable slide, hay rides, face painting, pumpkin carving, caramel apples, s’mores, chowder, and much more. (Photo by Maria Stenzel)
At the south end of the Main Quadrangle, the War Memorial looks out on the Holyoke Range.
Fayerweather Hall houses art studios and the Pruyne Lecture Hall. (Photo by Jiayi Liu)
The Keefe Campus Center is home to the resource centers and Schwemm’s Coffee House, where you can grab a snack, sit by the fireplace, or listen to the occasional jazz performance. (Photo by Maria Stenzel)
Completed in 2016, the Greenway dorms and courtyards provide a variety of social spaces, both indoors and out.
Who’s up for some volleyball? This sandy court is one of the recreational spaces adjacent to the Greenway dorms.
A view from the Mead Art Museum, looking past Stearns Steeple (front right), between the James and Stearns dorms, and across the Main Quad toward Johnson Chapel. (Photo by Maria Stenzel)
The Main Quad is the center of our campus, where students relax in adirondack chairs, play a game of Frisbee, and run into friends and professors alike.
Valentine Dining Hall viewed from across the Valentine Quad. (Photo by Maria Stenzel)
The Charles Pratt Dormitory (left) with the Holyoke Range behind.
Valentine Dining Hall, or “Val” as everyone calls it, offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner made from fresh and sustainable ingredients. Val offers everything from pizza and salads to a “Traditions” station where you can find “comfort foods from around the world.” (Photo by Jiayi Liu)
A dorm kitchen is a favorite place to make late-night snacks, bake cookies, or just hang out.
Many of the rooms in the Greenway Residential Halls offer views of the mountain range. (Photo by Maria Stenzel)
A homecoming football game.
The College’s football field and Conway Field House.
Winter has a beauty all its own. (Photo by Maria Stenzel)
Downtown Amherst, MA is adjacent to campus, offering restaurants, coffee shops, bookstores, a cinema, the best pizza anywhere, a shop that delivers warm cookies until late into the night, and more. Just past the town center is the University of Massachusetts, which, along with Amherst College, is part of the Five College Consortium.
Students enjoy food and games at the City Streets Festival, one of our seasonal events on campus.
The Power House is a hub for campus nightlife, serving as a venue for performances, dances, club meetings, movie screenings, art exhibits, panel discussions, pub nights, outdoor picnics, and more.
The Columbian mammoth skeleton in the Beneski Museum of Natural History.
In the Science Center atrium.
Fayerweather Hall in spring. (Photo by Takudzwa Tapfuma ’17)
A painting class in Fayerweather Hall. (Photo by Maria Stenzel)
A class outdoors on the Main Quadrangle, with a view of the Holyoke Range. (Photo by Jiayi Liu)