Inauguration of Michael A. Elliott ’92 (Full Ceremony)

October 28, 2022

Some 1,600 students, faculty, staff, alumni, distinguished guests and members of the community gathered on the Main Quad for the ceremony installing Elliott as the College’s 20th president. Watch the speeches and more. (length: 1:31:01)

Inaugural Address: Michael A. Elliott ’92, 20th President of Amherst College

October 28, 2022

The Inaugural Address delivered by Michael A. Elliott ’92, 20th President of Amherst College delivered on October 28, 2022. (length: 22:57)

See the list of speakers and delegates, the poem by Haoran Tong ’23, and more in the Inauguration program (PDF).

Addendum — These additional delegates did not appear in the program: 1851 Northwestern University: Robert Creamer; 1864 Swarthmore College: Barbara Partee; 1871 Smith College: Nathan Derr; 1917 Bentley University: George W. Carmany III.

What It Really Means to Love a Place

A moment of shared laughter during Michael Eilliott's inaugural address.

Inauguration of President Elliott

The inauguration of Amherst’s 20th president, Michael A. Elliott ՚92, featured fall colors, student performances, an array of speeches, and an address that explored the obligations and opportunities that come with love—whether of a person, a college or a country.

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Four men in academic regalia.

The Inauguration in Pictures

Photos of the inauguration of President Michael A. Elliott ’92, held on Oct. 28, 2022.