Senior Celebration and University Commencement

Senior Celebration 2018 Video

Commencement Weekend

Commencement ceremonies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will be held on May 10-11, 2019.

Undergraduate Ceremonies

Undergraduate Commencement takes place over two days. There are two separate events you can attend: University Commencement and CNS Senior Celebration. Please plan on attending both ceremonies.

University Commencement

The University Commencement will take place on Friday, May 10, from 4:30-6:30 pm in Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium. The site includes information about planning your visit and information for seniors, including how to get a cap and gown. There is no limit to the number of people who attend and tickets are not required.

CNS Senior Celebration

The College of Natural Sciences Senior Celebration will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 9:00-11:00 am in the Mullins Center. This ceremony allows the college to recognize graduates in a special way: graduates' names are announced as they cross the stage to shake hands with college leaders, and receive a commemorative UMass medal (pictured here) and a special farewell gift from the college. Jumbo video screens broadcast each graduate's time on stage, which will also be captured by a professional photographer.  Students will receive information on how to purchase their photos at the event.

Space is limited! While tickets are not required, graduating seniors are requested to limit their number of guests to four, if possible.

Department Receptions

Departmental Receptions will be held at various locations across campus after the CNS Senior Celebration.  As information becomes available, it will be posted here.

What to Expect

More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Stockbridge School Ceremony

The Stockbridge School AS Degree Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 1:00-2:30 pm in Bowker Auditorium in Stockbridge Hall.

Graduate School Ceremony

The Graduate Commencement Ceremony will take place Friday, May 10, 2019, at 9:00-11:00 am in the Mullins Center.