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...
Senior Class Speech
Watch Katherine C. Ponds ’15 address her classmates.
Conversations with Honored Guests
Hear the talks given by honorary degree recipients.
Hear speeches and see photos from Senior Assembly 2015.
See photos of the weekend’s events. We’ll be adding photos all weekend.
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.
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.