The procession at Commencement 2015

Under cloudless blue skies on May 24, 2015, Amherst College President Biddy Martin urged the 470 members of the class of 2015 to follow the example of famous alumnus and legal activist Charles Hamilton Houston and restore faith in our society’s institutions by remaking them. “Take your talents, your energy and your humane hearts and do your best to combine right meaning with deeds,” she said. “And while you are at it, cherish your families, your friends and, most of all, yourselves.” Read more in Amherst’s news story...

Biddy Martin delivers Commencement Address

Presidential Address

video Watch Biddy Martin’s 2015 Commencement Address.

Katherine Ponds '15 delivers Senior Class Speech

Senior Class Speech

video Watch Katherine C. Ponds ’15 address her classmates.

Conversations with Honored Guests

Conversations with Honored Guests

audio Hear the talks given by honorary degree recipients.

senior assembly 2015

Senior Assembly

audio Hear speeches and see photos from Senior Assembly 2015.



video Watch the Baccalaureate service.


photos See photos of the weekend’s events

News Stories

Amherst College President Biddy Martin to 2015 Graduates: “Restore Faith in Our Institutions By Remaking Them”

Renowned Children’s Book Author, Entrepreneur and Economist Among Six to Be Honored at Amherst College’s Commencement on May 24

The Class of 2015 and Commencement, by the Numbers