Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2022.

Jordan Andrews 21 at a podium addresses the class of 2021

Commencement 2021 Speeches & Photos

Watch videos of speeches, see photos of the ceremony and the families, and read news stories.

Class of 2020 Commencement

We are excited to announce that the long-awaited, on-campus Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2022, with festivities beginning Friday, June 10, 2022. A more detailed schedule — and information about accommodations, logistics, and resources — will be shared in early 2022. Members of the Class of 2020 are encouraged to update their contact information within the Alumni Directory to receive updates.

Class Rings, Diploma Frames & Commencement Announcements

To order a personalized class ring, please visit the Jostens website or email Diploma frames may be ordered from Herff Jones. Commencement announcements may be ordered from Framing Success. Orders for these items are placed directly with the vendors.

Order Photos of 2021 Commencement

Amherst College partners with Grad Images to capture photographs of graduates receiving their diploma and posing with their Conway Class Cane. To order a photo, visit and search by last name, school, and year, or contact the Customer Service Department at 800-261-2576 or

A t-shirt, sweatshirt, mug and book arranged in a square

The Bicentennial Store Is Open!

Amherst is partnering with A.J. Hastings to celebrate the Bicentennial with clothes, gear, books, and more. We’re excited to show our pride. Gear up to show yours!

Contact Us

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


Find speeches, photos, and multimedia in our Commencement archive.

Future Commencements

Class of 2022: Sunday, May 29, 2022
Class of 2020 Special Commencement: Friday, June 10, 2022
Class of 2023: Sunday, May 21, 2023