Beyond Competing Interests

11 Things We Loved About Commencement 2010

1. The finally-well-rested thesis-writers. Was it our imagination, or did these 189 graduating seniors, pale from so many sleepless nights in the lab or at the library, seem especially exuberant in their caps and gowns? Which brings us to...

2. Invisibility cloaks and revising the U.S. Constitution. A new Law & Order/ Harry Potter crossover? Nope, just a couple of thesis topics from the Class of 2010.

Big names at the podium: Boston Globe

Amherst President Anthony W. Marx was quoted about his own duty to speak at commencement in this story about colleges and universities clamoring for marquee speakers during graduation ceremonies.

2016E Information

The Wide Open

Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Award Nominations

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.

Commencement Housing for Families

When will the families receive information about housing on campus during the Commencement Weekend? The information will be mailed before Thanksgiving break. We can make reservations after the mailing and we encourage all to file electronically. 

Can I make reservations on-line and use my credit card? Yes, after the information is sent.

What if I need special accommodations for members of my family? Please note your special needs on the housing form. We do our best to meet all requests, but housing is limited. 

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