Convocation

Convocation 2019 was held on Monday, September 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Johnson Chapel.

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Convocation is intended for faculty and first-year students. Upperclassmen, alumni and community members are invited to watch via live stream Amherst.edu/go/webcast. A video recording and a transcript of Opening Convocation will be available after the event.


View from the balcony during convocation 2019

Convocation 2019

Convocation is the first formal gathering of the first-year students. The president and the faculty welcome the students to the college and recently promoted professors are awarded honorary degrees.