Symposia to showcase research by Five College students

Five College students and community members are invited to attend several student symposia taking place throughout the month of April. Undergraduate students will be presenting their research in anthropology, ethnomusicology, geology and marine sciences. Their presentations offer a unique opportunity to see the work of students from all five campuses within a single discipline.

In addition, attendees will learn more about Five College certificate programs, through which students at member campuses can earn a certificate in 17 different fields of study. Consortium programs draw on the resources of all five campuses, benefitting from the wide variety of courses that are taught within the consortium each year. Students completing a program earn a certificate that is the equivalent of an academic minor.

Five College Student Symposia Schedule

April 6, 8:30 a.m.        Undergraduate Anthropology Conference
                                   O’Connor Commons (within Charles Pratt Dormitory) and Seeley Mudd Building,                                                 Amherst College

April 7, 3 p.m.             Ethnomusicology Certificate Celebration
                                    Alumni House, Amherst College

April 11, 4 p.m.           Coastal and Marine Sciences Symposium and Reception
                                   Alumni House, Amherst College

April 25, 6 p.m.           Geology Symposium
                                    Beneski Museum, Amherst College

For more information each symposium, each visit:

Based in Amherst, Massachusetts, the Five College Consortium is a nonprofit educational consortium created in 1965 to advance the extensive educational and cultural objectives of its member institutions—AmherstHampshireMount Holyoke and Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

For more information, contact: Kevin Kennedy, 413-542-4017,