Five College Consortium

Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program


Campus Office Hours

Initial Meetings (to begin certificate work) 
Advising (for current certificate students)
Office hours will be held at each campus throughout the semester. Please email for meeting availability. Please bring or have access to a copy of your transcript for your initial meeting.


March 1st (Wednesday)
4:15 pm
Cleveland L1
Can you hear me? Understanding and reducing the impacts of underwater noise in marine protected areas
Leila Hatch, Ph.D.
Marine ecologist, NOAA Office of Marine Sanctuaries
Sponsored by Hampshire College School of Cognitive Sciences and Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences

March 1st (Wednesday)
Franklin Patterson East Lecture Hall
dinner (Indian food)
screening of the documentary Sonic Sea (the effects of noise pollution on marine mammal communication)
7:30 discussion with Leila Hatch (NOAA Stellwagon Bank National Marine Sanctuary, featured in the film) and
Laela Sayigh (Hampshire College School of Cognitive Science and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Sponsored by Hampshire College School of Cognitive Sciences and Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences

FCCMS Spring Symposium and Reception
April 13, 2017 (Thursday) 4:00-5:30 pm
Amherst College Alumni House

(refreshments will be served)

Certificate students will present their independent research posters.

Info sessions

Sea Education Association Information

Monday, February 27thMount Holyoke College
Info Table in Blanchard Campus Center, 10am-1pm
Info Session in Cassani Lounge, Shattuck Hall, 5pm-6pm

Tuesday, February 28th- Smith College
Info Table- Campus Center, 10am-2pm
Info Session- CEEDS, Wright Hall 005, 12pm-1pm

Wednesday, March 1st- UMass Amherst
Education Abroad Fair- Student Union Ballroom, 4pm-6pm

Thursday, March 2nd- Amherst College
Info Table- Keefe Atrium, 10:30am-1:30pm
Info Session- With SEA Semester alumna Taylor Hallowell (Marine Biodiversity and Conservation program)- Fayerweather 113, 4pm-5pm

Tuesday, April 11th- Hampshire College

Past Events:

FCCMS Student Summer Research Symposium
October 24, 2016 (Monday) at 6:30 pm
University of Massachusetts

Morrill 2, room 222
(refreshments will be served)

Students will present their research findings and internship experiences as Five College-funded interns working at marine labs nationwide. If you are thinking of applying for an FCCMS internship, this is a good opportunity to find out what it is really like.

Communication in Whales and Dolphins
November 30, 2016 (Wednesday)
4:30 lecture
Laela Sayigh, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor
Hampshire College School of Cognitive Science
Mount Holyoke College
Cleveland L2

Can freshwater invertebrate invaders replace the function of lost biodiversity?
March 29, 2016 (Tuesday), 4:15
Mount Holyoke College, Cleveland L2
Dianna Padilla, PhD
Dept. of Ecology and Evolution
Stony Brook University
Co-sponsored by MHC Biology and FCCMS