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Student Ushers Needed for Opening Convocation
The Office of Communications needs to hire upperclass students to serve as ushers for Convocation on Monday, Sept. 1. The pay rate is $8.50 an hour. If interested, please email Maryann Wood at

Convocation Reminder for Faculty and Administration
Opening Convocation begins at 7:30 p.m. in Johnson Chapel on Monday, Sept. 1, following the 5 p.m. faculty meeting in Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall. Formal regalia will be worn at Convocation, and the procession will be gathered based on the seniority list posted throughout the Johnson Chapel building. The Office of Communications continues to handle rentals of caps and gowns. If you have not placed your rental order, contact Paula Mieczkowski (413-542-8269 or or Patricia Allen (413-542-8094 or

Viewing for Opening Convocation Sept. 1
Opening Convocation for new students will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Johnson Chapel on Monday, Sept. 1. Upperclass students will be able to view a live video feed of the ceremony on the Convocation website at the following link:
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Mead Art Museum Paid Internships Available | Apply by Sept. 12
The Mead Art Museum is accepting applications for a Japanese art intern and two educational programs interns. For more information, including how to apply, visit the following link:
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'My Amherst' Improvements Coming Soon
The offices of Communications and Information Technology will soon launch a new look for My Amherst on the college website. You will find the same information as on the current My Amherst pages, but rearranged to be easier to read and customize. My Amherst will be an improved one-stop shop for everyone on campus, with news, event listings, the Valentine menu, a complete offices list, video, a people search and more. And you will be able to customize your pages by adding, moving or removing boxes of information (called "widgets"). The new My Amherst will give easy-to-follow instructions on how to make your My Amherst pages your own. Questions or suggestions? Contact us through the following link:
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Counseling Center Summer Hours
The Counseling Center (Scott House, 14 Hitchcock Road) is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the summer months. We are offering walk-in hours for Amherst College students on weekdays between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. To schedule a regular appointment, please call the office assistant for available times. Counseling Center offices located in Keefe Campus Center are closed for the summer. Enrolled Amherst College students in need of emergency mental health consultations on evenings, weekends or holidays should contact Amherst College campus police at 413-542-2291 to be directed to the Counseling Center's counselor on call.

Keefe Health Center is Closed for Summer
UMass Health Services is open for appointments and walk-ins for Amherst College students during the summer from Monday through Friday. Please visit hours of operation. If you need medical treatment during the summer weekends, these services may be obtained at AEIOU Amherst (Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s walk-in care facility) at 170 University Drive (call 413-461-3530). Please visit for hours of operation. Those with medical emergencies should proceed directly to Cooley Dickinson Hospital (30 Locust Street, Northampton, MA 01061-5001, 413-582–2000). Please visit for hours of operation. The Health Center staff wishes you a happy summer break.