Amherst College’s 201st Commencement:

May 29, 2022

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Abdullah Brownel’s speech
Honorary Degrees
President Martin’s speech
A Surprise for Biddy
Procession

Graduates toss their caps in the airs, marking the end of the ceremony.

Commencement 2022 Photos

See photos of the ceremony and activities of Commencement weekend.

Commencement 2022: A Celebration of the Dash

Abdullah Brownel gives senior speech

May 29, 2022

Amherst’s 201st graduation ceremony had all the traditional elements of a pre-pandemic Commencement, plus a surprise honor for the president.

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graduate wearing cap embellished with flowers and words You will do great things

Commencement 2022, By the Numbers

504 bachelor of arts degrees conferred. Thousands of guests. One community of families, friends, faculty and staff. Take a closer look at Commencement and this year’s graduating students.

The Phi Beta Kappa Society Induction Ceremony

Amherst College 2022

Student Officers Sophia Fikke ’22, Sebastian Montesinos ’22, and Aaron E. Rennert ’22 speak about their diverse academic experiences.

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2022 Honorary Degrees

Four influential leaders in business, economics, neuroscience and art curation will receive honorary degrees from Amherst College during the 2022 Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 29.

President Martin addresses the Class of 2022E in Johnson Chapel

2022E Graduation

Watch video of Biddy Martin’s speech and see photos of the ceremony and reception.