May 22, 2016

In her Commencement address, Amherst President Biddy Martin told the College’s graduates that “a great liberal arts education should be a leading source of resistance to anti-rational forces of manipulated fear and hatred” and urged them to use their education as antidotes to prejudice and exclusion in this “head-shaking” time. Read more in our news story...

Commencement Map

Commencement Map

Commencement locations, parking, headquarters and general information are identified on this map for your convenience. 


Questions? If you have any questions about the weekend’s events, please contact Patricia Allen, Commencement Director, at (413) 542-8094.


Find speeches, photos and multimedia from previous years in our Commencement archive.

Future Commencements

Commencement 2017 will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017.
Commencement 2018 will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Commencement 2019 will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2019.