Senior Assembly 2019 in Pictures

Photos by Maria Stenzel and Jiayi Liu

Held on an evening after classes have ended, Senior Assembly is a traditional ceremony in which the Amherst College faculty honors the graduating students. After a procession into Johnson Chapel, the Dean of the Faculty opens the ceremony, and the President awards prizes and honorary class memberships. Two students and a faculty member address the graduating class, and the ceremony ends with a recessional.

Student in commencement regalia gather in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College

Smiling students wearing graduation gowns

A close-up of a graduation cap decorated with a large pink star and a silhouette of a fisted hand

Catherine Epstein, Dean of Faculty, speaking at a podium

  President Biddy Martin shakes the hand of a senior receiving an award at Senior Assembly

President Biddy Martin presents and award to a student in packed Johnson Chapel

Seniors listening to speakers in Johnson Chapel

  The Choir singing inside of Johnson Chapel

Audeince members listening to speeches during Senior Assembly

Honorary Class Members standing to receive applause during Senior Awards Assembly

Tucker Meijer ’19 speaking to his classmates during Senior Awards Assembly in Johnson Chapel at Amhert College

Tucker Meijer ’19 speaking to his classmates during Senior Awards Assembly in Johnson Chapel at Amhert College

Lindsay Noelle Turner ’19 speaking to his classmates during Senior Awards Assembly in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College

Student clapping during Senior Awards Assembly in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College

Professor Josef Trapani speaking to students during Senior Awards Assembly in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College

Senior Awards Assembly in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College

Students listening to speeches during Senior Awards Assembly in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College

Students listening to speeches during Senior Awards Assembly in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College

Professors exiting Johnson Chapel after Senior Awards Assebmly

Students gather outside of Johnson Chapel after Senior Awards Assembly

Students gather outside of Johnson Chapel after Senior Awards Assembly

Audience members exiting Johnson Chapel on the campus of Amherst College