Commencement Address 2015


How to Be Happy After College

By Caroline Jenkins Hanna

[Speeches] In her commencement address President Biddy Martin exhorted the 464 members of the Class of 2013 to “hold to your desire for poetry.”

Senior Speech 2013

Commencement Address 2013

“Forcefully Ejected from Our Amherst Cocoon”


Three great moments from the student commencement address by Elias Johansson-Miller ’12, who graduated summa cum laude and with distinction:

"May Happiness Catch You Often"

By Emily Gold Boutilier


At 11 p.m. on commencement eve, the town common was hosting a traveling carnival. There was a ferris wheel. There was cotton candy. There were teenagers.

Closing Remarks

Commencement Address by President Anthony W. Marx

Beyond Competing Interests

“Beyond Competing Interests”

Commencement Address by President Anthony W. Marx

May 23, 2010

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