Senior Assembly May 7, 2024

Held on an evening after classes have ended, Senior Assembly is a traditional ceremony in which the Amherst College faculty honors the graduating students. After a procession, the Provost and Dean of the Faculty opens the ceremony, and the President awards prizes and honorary class memberships. Two students and a faculty member address the graduating class, and the ceremony ends with a recessional.


Senior Assembly 2023

May 9, 2023

Senior Assembly 2023 featured addresses by Ernest (E.J.) Terrell Collins Jr. ’23; Maya Roberts ’23; and Edward Melillo, Professor of History and Environmental Studies.

students standing and cheering at senior assembly in Johnson Chapel

Senior Assembly 2023 Photos

Browse and download photos of the Class of 2023 celebrating Senior Assembly. 

Multimedia Archive

Hear speeches, see photos and read about the awards given at past senior assemblies in our Commencement Archive.