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Commencement Information

This spring, Amherst hosted two celebrations: Commencement for the Class of 2022 in May; and a special, on-campus Commencement for the Class of 2020 in June.

Poet Sonia Sanchez, Author Gary Shteyngart Among Eight To Be Honored at Two Commencements This Year

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Honorees for 2020 and 2022

In this special year, honory degrees and awards will be bestowed for both the Class of 2022 and the Class of 2020.

Press Release

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All of our Commencement event locations are accessible. Find information on van rides, wheelchair rentals, and more. 

Contact Us

Please contact Conferences and Special Events at (413) 542-2845 or if you have questions about Commencement or senior activities. 


Find speeches, photos, and multimedia in our Commencement archive.

Future Commencements

Class of 2023: Sunday, May 28, 2023