Commencement 2023

Commencement for the Class of 2023 will be held on Sunday, May 28, 2023. Information about housing, as well as the preliminary weekend schedule, will be posted soon.

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Housing & Lodging

Learn about our options for on-campus housing in residence halls, as well as local lodging in Western Mass.

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Commencement Weekend Schedule

Join us in celebrating the Class of 2023. Commencement weekend offers a variety of programs for families and graduates, including luncheons, lectures from honored guests, Baccalaureate, receptions and the Commencement ceremony.

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Information for Graduating Students

Learn more about important dates and deadlines, how to nominate student speakers and Swift Moore Teaching Award recipients, distribution of regalia (cap and gown) and other details that will help you prepare for Commencement. 

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Visit the Amherst College Online Store!

No matter where you are in the world, you can show you’re a proud member of the Amherst College community! At the College’s official online store. You’ll find a wide range of apparel and collectibles, from t-shirts and jackets to mugs and hats.

Contact Us

Please contact Conferences and Special Events at (413) 542-2845 or if you have questions about Commencement or senior activities. 

Past Commencements

Find speeches, photos, and multimedia in our Past Commencements archive.