Traditions

Commencement canes

Commencement Canes

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.

Peace Pagoda

Amherst Bucket List

Author and veterans advocate Paul Rieckhoff ’98 has come up with a list of 50 things to do before graduating. Among them: beat Williams, get a slice at Antonio’s and read the names on the War Memorial.