In accordance with Massachusetts regulations, strict restrictions are in effect for in-person campus events. Most of the the events listed here are taking place remotely on Zoom and other online platforms. See each listing for details. All times are United States Eastern Time Zone.

Thanksgiving Recess

Event Details

November 24—December 1, 2019

All Campus

No classes are held during Thanksgiving recess. Most university offices remain open except on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.  


Because snow is forecast for the Amherst area beginning Sunday afternoon, Dec. 1, residence halls will open at noon on Saturday, Nov. 30 for students who want to return early. There is no charge for students who choose to return early.

On Saturday, Nov. 30, Hampshire Dining Commons will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. Worcester Dining Comnons will be open from noon to 10 p.m.  and the Harvest Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. All other Dining Commons will open on Sunday, Dec. 1.