Five College Consortium

Five College Women’s Studies Research Center celebrates 25 years

For 25 years, the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center has been initiating and supporting projects dedicated to engaged, critical feminist scholarship from diverse perspectives. Through workshops, fellowships and seminars, the center has become a forum for students, scholars and community members. In celebration of their anniversary, the center is hosting a robust series of events this fall: 

Friday, Sept. 16

Severe Drought Information

Important Information Concerning Current Drought Conditions

As you may know, western Massachusetts is currently experiencing drought conditions. Drought management plans and water conservation measures are being put in place throughout the area. The town of Amherst has, since the beginning of August, imposed mandatory water conservation measures. The campuses of Amherst, Hampshire, and UMass have put in place their own measures. For information on various regional water conservation plans, please click below:

Auditions for Five College Early Music Program

The Five College Early Music Program welcomes students, faculty, and community members interested in auditioning to sing or play in one or more ensembles, including the Collegium choir, Baroque Orchestra (modern string players and adventurous pianists are encouraged to try this!) and chamber music, medieval and renaissance ensembles and Voces Feminae. The auditions are "painless" experiences, held at all the campuses.

Important bus schedule changes between Mount Holyoke and Smith during exam week

The Seemo Shuttle express service will not doing its regular runs  Mount Holyoke and Smith during exam week. There will be one run from Mount Holyoke to Smith on Wednesday, May 4 at 1:05 p.m., and a return trip from Smith to Mount Holyoke at 4:10 p.m.

Renowned arts educator to discuss role of museums in creating social change

May 16 keynote address at Museums10 Summit open to the public

Renowned arts educator Patty Bode will discuss the ways museums can engage with their communities and broaden their audiences in the 21st century, in a keynote address at the fourth annual summit of Valley-based collaborative Museums10 on Monday, May 16. 

UC Berkeley musicologist to give first annual Elizabeth Mazzocco Memorial Lecture

April 19, 5 p.m.

Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Building, UMass Amherst

Free and open to the public

For the first annual Elizabeth Mazzocco Memorial Lecture, Dr. Anthony Newcomb, Emeritus Professor of Music and Italian Studies at the University of California Berkeley, will present on Luzzasco Luzzaschi's Libro terzo di madrigali a cinque voci (Ferrara, 1582): A Mini-canzoniere d'Amore for Duke Alfonso d'Este's new Bride.

Five Colleges to pursue construction of Library Annex in Hatfield

Five Colleges, Incorporated announced today that it is pursuing siting its Library Annex at a location in Hatfield, Massachusetts. It has ended its efforts to gain approval of building the Annex on a site on North Maple Street in Hadley. 

“Although we are confident of our legal right to build on the Hadley site under the Dover Amendment, we have decided that in order to meet our needs for a completed Annex it would be best to devote our efforts at a different site,” said Neal Abraham, consortium executive director. 

Road construction forces changes to Five College bus schedules

Weight restrictions during construction on the Fort River bridge on Route 47 has forced PVTA buses running among Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Smith colleges to take longer routes, which has meant changes in scheduled arrival and departure times and the elimination of some runs.

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