Congratulations! We are so excited to celebrate you and all your accomplishments.

University Commencement and Senior Celebration

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

University Commencement

Friday, May 13, 2022
4:30 – 6:30 p.m., rain or shine
McGuirk Alumni Stadium, UMass Amherst

The University Commencement is UMass Amherst’s official, large graduation ceremony. It is held outdoors, rain or shine, and includes graduates from all majors on campus. The university website posts information as it becomes available about planning your visit and information for seniors, such as how to get a cap and gown, how to arrange senior portraits, etc.

CNS Senior Celebration

Saturday, May 14, 2022
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Mullins Center, UMass Amherst

The College of Natural Sciences Senior Celebration will be held on Saturday, May 14, in the Mullins Center. At this ceremony, CNS recognizes graduates from our 14 undergraduate departments and programs in a personalized way. Graduates receive a special commemorative medal and have their name announced as they cross the stage and are congratulated by college leaders. Each graduate’s time on stage is visible on jumbo video screens and captured by a professional photographer. A video of the ceremony will be posted on this website after the conclusion of this event for those unable to attend in person.

All departments in the College of Natural Sciences will be hosting receptions for graduates and their guests following the Senior Celebration at various locations across campus.  Locations will be posted here as that information becomes available.

More information and updates about the CNS Senior Celebration will be posted here as it becomes available. And stay tuned for the Stockbridge School of Agriculture and Graduate School Ceremony links.