2002 Commencement Information
Headquarters will be open at the following times:
Name tags are available upon check-in in Converse Lobby.
413/427-1278 General Information and Room Assignment,
Converse Lobby (This is a cell phone number and will only be available during
the headquarters hours listed above.)
The College expects to have sufficient accommodations in the College dormitories for all seniors and for families who preregistered. Specific room assignments may be learned at Commencement Headquarters in the Lobby of Converse Hall. Rooms will be available from 1 p.m. Friday, May 24, until 5 p.m. Sunday, May 26. Please be sure to return room keys to Commencement Headquarters before departure. When keys are not returned, the College must change locks to dormitory rooms for next years students.
Meals will be served cafeteria style in Valentine Hall throughout the period at the following times:
Breakfast: Friday, 8 to 9:30 a.m.; Saturday, 7 to 10 a.m.; Sunday, 7 to 10 a.m.
The last meal served by Valentine Hall on Commencement Weekend will be the Sunday luncheon. Schwemms Gourmet Coffee House will be open in the Keefe Campus Center on Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be outside, on the front patio of the Campus Center, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and from 7 to 11 a.m. on Sunday.
All seniors, their families, and members of the faculty and administration are invited to attend the Family Luncheon on Saturday, May 25. The charge for the luncheon is $7.50 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the luncheon.
Parking permits are not required during Commencement Weekend, and you may park vehicles in the regular campus parking spaces. Friday through Sunday, however, no parking is allowed along the War Memorial side of the Main Quadrangle, or near Johnson Chapel at the quadrangle; and no parking is allowed on the quadrangle itself at any time.
The Student Health Service will be open during the following hours on Commencement Weekend:
Friday, May 24: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Students continue to be covered for urgent medical needs (during
the hours when the Student Health Office is not open) at the University of Massachusetts
Student Health Office: 542-2266
Tennis will be available on the College courts throughout the
There will be a shuttle service available to those needing transportation from the area of the Social Dorms and/or Converse Hall, uphill to events on the Main Quadrangle on campus. To obtain a ride, call 542-7433 (RIDE).
The Mead Art Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25. Closed Sunday, May 26. Exhibitions include
Fine Arts curatorial and studio work by Amherst seniors. For special tours information,
see handouts at Commencement Headquarters.
The Dickinson Homestead
The home of poet Emily Dickinson, located in town at 280 Main Street, will be open for afternoon tours on both Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25. Call 542-8161 for tour reservations.
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