2014 Undergraduate Commencement

The video of the 2014 CNS Senior Celebration is now available.

Commencement Weekend Overview

May 9-10, 2014

Undergraduate Commencement takes place over two days. There are three separate events you can attend: University Commencement, CNS Senior Celebration, and department receptions.

For both the university and college events, there is no limit to the number of people who attend, and tickets are not required.

University Commencement

The University Commencement will take place on Friday, May 9, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium. The site includes information about planning your visit.

CNS Senior Celebration

Picture of Commencement Medal.The College of Natural Sciences Senior Celebration will be held on Saturday, May 10 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Mullins Center. This ceremony will allow the college to recognize graduates in a special way: graduates' names will be 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. Two jumbo video screens will broadcast each graduate’s time on stage, which will also be captured by a professional photographer. Seniors need to arrive at the Mullins Center at 4:00 p.m.

Please plan on attending both ceremonies.

There are two ways to watch the Senior Celebration once the event is over. A video of the entire event will be available on this site shortly after the ceremony ends. DVDs are also for sale: Download the order form (pdf).


Student Information

CNS Graduation Schedule

Instructions for Graduating Seniors

Information about disability services at the Mullins Center.

Tent map with Department line order

You may download a copy of the Program (PDF) and you will receive a printed version at the Senior Celebration.


CNS Departmental Receptions

CNS Departmental Receptions on May 10 for graduating seniors and families

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2:00 p.m., Berkshire Dining Commons. At 2:30 p.m., the department head will speak for about 30 minutes.

Biology Graduation lunch, 12:30-3:00 p.m., Franklin Dining Commons

Computer Science 1:00-3:30 p.m., Computer Science Building
RSVPs for the event are closed. However, we will try to accommodate late requests—please fill out the form no later than May 9 at 9:00 a.m. to let us know you plan to come.

Environmental Science Reception for graduating seniors and their families, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union Center

Food Science 2:00 p.m., Chenoweth Pilot Plant

Geosciences Lunch, 12:00-3:00 p.m., Room 254, Morrill Science Center IV

Math & Statistics Reception, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Room 1634, Lederle Graduate Research Tower

Microbiology Reception, 2:00 pm, Amherst Room, 101 Campus Center

Physics Reception for families and friends, 2:00 p.m., Room 168C, Campus Center

Psychology Reception, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., Student Union Ballroom NOTE: guest limit: graduate + 4 guests

Stockbridge School of Agriculture 1:00 p.m., Hadley Young Men’s Club, for both A.S. and B.S. graduates

Veterinary and Animal Sciences Graduation Celebration for graduating seniors and their families, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. first floor atrium, Integrated Sciences Building


Faculty Information

Medal Presenters Instructions (pdf)

Faculty Marshals Instructions (pdf)

Faculty in Attendance Instructions (pdf)

Tent map with Department line order (pdf)

UMass Amherst Commencement information specific to faculty members, which includes regalia pick up and ordering.


Stockbridge School Commencement

The Stockbridge School Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10:00—11:30 a.m in Bowker Auditorium, within Stockbridge Hall.

Stockbridge School Commencement