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.
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.
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.