Watch the Commencement 2017 Ceremony

May 21, 2017

Watch Sunday’s ceremony—from the procession arriving on the quad to the last diploma being awarded.

President Biddy Martin

Presidential Address

Watch the video and read a transcript of President Biddy Martin’s address to the Class of 2017.

Amir Denze Hall '17 gives the Senior Class Speech

Senior Class Speech

Amir Denzel Hall ’17 was chosen by the Class of 2017 to deliver the Senior Class Speech.

Esther Duflo talk

Conversations with Honored Guests

Hear the talks by our distinguished honorary degree recipients.


Honorary Degrees

Read about our honorees in our news story, watch video of them receiving their awards during the Commencement ceremony, and read the citations.

procession at Senior Assembly

Senior Assembly 2017

Held the evening of the last day of classes, Senior Assembly is a traditional ceremony in which the Amherst College faculty honors the graduating students.

Gospel Choir singing at the Baccalaureate service


The 2017 Baccalaureate Celebration featured music, readings, dance and an address by Hussein Rashid, Ph.D., of Barnard College.