About Convocation

Convocation is the first formal gathering of the first-year students, at which President Elliott and the faculty, all in academic regalia, welcome the students to the College. It is also a time for some of the recently promoted professors to be awarded honorary Amherst College degrees. The ceremony includes a formal procession and performances by the Amherst College Glee Club, and is traditionally held on the evening before classes begin.

Convocation 2022

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

During Convocation, President Elliott and the faculty welcome the students to Amherst College, and recently promoted professors are awarded honorary Amherst College degrees.

Transcript: Convocation 2022