The procession at Commencement 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Under cloudless blue skies today, Amherst College President Biddy Martin urged the 470 members of the class of 2015 to follow the example of famous alumnus and legal activist Charles Hamilton Houston and restore faith in our society’s institutions by remaking them. “Take your talents, your energy and your humane hearts and do your best to combine right meaning with deeds,” she said. “And while you are at it, cherish your families, your friends and, most of all, yourselves.” Read more in Amherst’s news story...

Biddy Martin delivers Commencement Address


Presidential Address

videoWatch Biddy Martin’s Commencement Address.

Katherine Ponds '15 delivers Senior Class Speech


Senior Class Speech

videoWatch Katherine C. Ponds ’15 address her classmates.

Conversations with Honored Guests


Conversations with Honored Guests

audio Hear the talks given by honorary degree recipients.

senior assembly 2015


Senior Assembly

audio Hear speeches and see photos from Senior Assembly 2015.




videoWatch the Baccalaureate service.


photosSee photos of the weekend’s events. We’ll be adding photos all weekend.

News Stories

Amherst College President Biddy Martin to 2015 Graduates: “Restore Faith in Our Institutions By Remaking Them”

Renowned Children’s Book Author, Entrepreneur and Economist Among Six to Be Honored at Amherst College’s Commencement on May 24

The Class of 2015 and Commencement, by the Numbers


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 2016 will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2016.
Commencement 2017 will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017.
Commencement 2018 will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018.