Amherst College’s 193rd Commencement took place on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Sun, 70-degree temperatures and a slight breeze made the outdoor event pleasant for an estimated 5,000 families and friends, who gathered to see the 474 students receive their bachelor’s degrees. Commencement included the awarding of honorary doctorates to seven distinguished guests, and capped a weekend of activities that included lectures, concerts and other festivities.
Watch Biddy Martin’s address to the Class of 2014.
Senior Class Speech
Watch Katherine Sisk ’14 address her classmates.
Conversations with Honored Guests
Hear Saturday’s talks by honorary degree recipients.
Hear speeches and see photos from Senior Assembly 2014.
Watch video of Richard Wilbur ’42 reading “Seed Leaves.”
See Commencement photos on Amherst’s Flickr site.
Read about the honorary degrees, Medal for Eminent Service, Swift Moore Teaching Awards, and honorary class members.
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