In 1997, Amherst College inaugurated the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Awards to honor some of this country's outstanding high school teachers. The president's December letter is a warm invitation to each graduating member of the senior class to nominate a teacher who made an impact on the student's life.
When will the families receive information about housing on campus during the Commencement Weekend? The information will be mailed before spring break in March. We can make reservations after the mailing.
Can I make reservations by telephone and use my credit card? Reservations for lodging can be made by returning the housing form together with payment by check, cash or credit card.
Graduating seniors gather for Commencement with their caps and gowns in the Alumni Gymnasium at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. Breakfast will be available in the gym starting at 8 a.m. Commencement staff and the student marshals will be lining up the procession as planned during the Commencement rehearsal. Students process up Memorial Hill and around the Main Quadrangle at 10 a.m. and are seated accordingly.