Opening Convocation

August 29, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Convocation is the first formal gathering of the first-year students, at which President Martin and the faculty, all dressed in academic regalia, welcome the students to Amherst College. It is also a time for recently promoted professors to be awarded honorary Amherst College degrees. The ceremony includes a formal procession, remarks by President Martin and performances by the Amherst College Choral Society.

This event is intended for faculty and first-year students. Students, alumni and community members are invited to watch via livestream. A video recording and a transcript of Opening Convocation will be available after the event.

Additional Info

Convocation Website

Contact Info

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