Our school colors are purple and white. We are the Mammoths. We are the Singing College. We’re proud of our traditions, especially the eccentric ones, like giving every graduate a cane. And we’re #AmherstProud.
Meet our mascot! Tusks up!
We have six student-run a cappella groups as well as the Amherst Choral Society, which is made up of four ensembles.
It’s true: Every Amherst graduate receives a cane. According to Amherst lore, the canes are a visual metaphor for a college education: They support graduates throughout their lives.