We Will Miss You This May

March 26, 2020

Dear Alumni,

I write with wishes for good health and safety to you and yours. Our Amherst team is scattered throughout the Valley and beyond, attending to the work of the college and the continued connection of our community across the globe. Reunion 2020 promised to be that moment when we came together, on our campus, to celebrate you, your connections and the College.

Message About Commencement and Reunion

March 23, 2020

To Students, Families, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni,

Earlier today I sent this note to our seniors. It will come as no surprise to many of you that we have postponed Commencement until a time when we can safely have the Class of ’20 on campus for an in-person ceremony. We are soliciting ideas from our seniors for how to celebrate their class and time here at Amherst.

Warmest‌ ‌Wishes‌ ‌for‌ ‌Your ‌Wellbeing‌ ‌and‌ ‌Safety‌

March 17, 2020

Dear Alumni,

I‌ ‌want‌ ‌you‌ ‌to‌ ‌know‌ ‌we‌ ‌are‌ ‌thinking‌ ‌of‌ ‌you‌ ‌in‌ ‌this‌ ‌extremely‌ ‌difficult‌ ‌moment.‌ ‌Every‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌you‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌busy‌ ‌finding‌ ‌ways‌ ‌to‌ ‌keep‌ ‌yourselves‌ ‌and‌ ‌your‌ ‌loved‌ ‌ones‌ ‌safe.‌ ‌I‌ ‌hope‌ ‌you‌ ‌have‌ ‌the‌ ‌support ‌you‌ ‌need‌ ‌and‌ ‌that‌ ‌you‌ ‌remain‌ ‌well.‌‌

Over‌ ‌the‌ ‌past‌ ‌week, ‌I‌ ‌have‌ ‌seen‌ ‌firsthand,‌ ‌in‌ ‌yet‌ ‌more‌ ‌ways,‌ ‌that‌ ‌we‌ ‌are‌ ‌far‌ ‌more‌ ‌than ‌a‌ ‌campus.‌ ‌I‌ ‌have‌ ‌been‌ ‌moved and inspired‌ ‌by‌ ‌the‌ ‌many‌ ‌alumni,‌ ‌parents,‌ ‌and‌ ‌friends‌ ‌who‌ ‌have‌ ‌reached‌ ‌out‌ ‌to‌ ‌offer‌ ‌support,‌ ‌kind‌ ‌words,‌ ‌and‌ ‌offers‌ ‌to‌ ‌help‌ ‌students‌ ‌as‌ ‌they‌ ‌face‌ ‌the‌ ‌challenges‌ ‌of‌ ‌having‌ ‌their‌ ‌on-campus‌ ‌experience‌ ‌significantly disrupted.‌‌