Convocation

A Hopeful Convocation 2021

a student tilts her head and smiles under her mask

August 29, 2021

New students, professors and the College’s president flocked together to talk about “the thing with feathers.”

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About Convocation

Convocation is the first formal gathering of the first-year students, at which President Martin 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 Choral Society, and is traditionally held on the evening before classes begin.