Frequently Asked Questions

These pages answer the questions we receive most often. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, please e-mail Patricia Allen, Commencement director, at pmallen@amherst.edu, call her at 413/542-8094 or call the Office of Public Affairs at 413/542-2321.

Tickets, Location & Weather

When Commencement is outdoors on the Main Quadrangle, seating is unlimited and no tickets are required. If severe weather forces Commencement indoors, the event will be held in LeFrak Gymnasium, where seating is limited to ticket holders.

Each graduating senior may pick up three tickets for family or other guests, beginning Friday at 1:00 at Commencement Headquarters in Alumni House.

Guests without tickets may watch a video simulcast of the event in Coolidge Cage, next to LeFrak.