Five Colleges announces expected opening of its facilities

Five Colleges, Incorporated is monitoring the health and safety guidelines of our member campuses, the CDC, and the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health, and we hope to re-open some of our facilities for in-person meetings beginning on or about Monday, September 20. We will soon release our guidelines on how meetings at our locations can be safely conducted once our facilities are open.

Five Colleges hires staff to support NAIS initiative

Five Colleges, Incorporated has hired two new staff members to help carry out a major effort to build a model of collaborative teaching and learning for Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) among the consortium’s member campuses. Titled Gathering at the Crossroads, the effort will allow the campuses to develop a set of new academic pathways for students interested in NAIS, as well as create new advising structures to guide students through these academic options. It is supported by a $2.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Five College Dance Faculty Concert explores distance and intimacy amidst upheaval

Intimate Distance: Five College Dance Faculty Concert

Main Studio Theater, Hampshire College

February 20-22, 2020, 8pm; February 22, 2020, 3pm 

Tickets--$5 for students/seniors, $10 for general admission--available online: 

Five College Consortium awarded $2.5 million for Native and Indigenous Studies

Five Colleges, Incorporated has been awarded a $2.5 million, four-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help its member campuses transform how they approach Native American and Indigenous studies (NAIS), with the goal of enhancing teaching, learning and scholarship in the field. The grant is one of the largest made by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the consortium to date, and is also one of the consortium’s largest grant awards from any funder in its 50-year history. 

Five College Early Music Program will be presenting several performances in December

December 6, 9 & 10 at 7:30 PM at various locations in Amherst 

The Five College Early Music Program will be presenting several performances in December. All of these concerts are free and open to the general public.

Euridice Baroque Ensemble, led by Laurie Rabut, with Alice Robbins, viola da gamba
Venetian Violinist/Composers and a Suite by Telemann
Friday, December 6 at 7:30 PM
Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst 

Smith College gallery exhibition highlights works of Five College students

November 10–29, Jannotta Gallery, Smith College Department of Art

Reception Nov. 22, 4:30—6:30 p.m.

Artwork of students from each Five College campus will be on display at the Smith College’s Jannotta Gallery in it Brown Art from November 10 through November 29 in a show entitled, “Extant: Liminal Narratives, Lived Histories.”