Commencement

On-Campus Commencements

In the spring of 2021, Amherst College will hold two distinct Commencements—one for the class of 2021, and an in-person Commencement for the class of 2020.


Class of 2021

At this time, we are planning Commencement for the class of 2021 on its originally scheduled date, Sunday, May 23. We remain optimistic that we will be able to have an in-person Commencement as traditionally planned; however it is not yet clear if families will be invited to attend. We will post Commencement updates on this page.

Class of 2020

The date for the in-person Commencement for the Class of 2020 has not yet been finalized. Confirmation of the exact date will be shared with families as soon as possible. 

signs for every graduate on the quad

Class of 2020 Virtual Celebration

Watch video of the virtual celebration—and see awards, slideshows, new stories, and more.

Archive

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

Future Commencements

2021: Sunday, May 23
2022: Sunday, May 22
2023: Sunday, May 21


Contact Us

Austin Huot, Commencement director, and the staff in the office of conferences and special events (CASE) coordinate the annual Commencement activities. Please contact CASE at (413) 542-2845 or events@amherst.edu if you have questions about Commencement.