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

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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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.

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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.

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Information for Graduating Students

Learn where to pick up your cap and gown, the requirements for Commencement rehearsal, and other important information.

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2022 Lawn Signs

Congratulate your Amherst grad with a fun lawn sign. You can order signs through the College, or download a PDF of our signs to print out yourself or get printed locally.