UMass Amherst Commencement Weekend 

The university has re-envisioned this year's commencement weekend to celebrate the entire class of 2023—both undergraduate and graduate students—at one ceremony! Undergraduates are encouraged to attend both the University Commencement, the official graduation ceremony where degrees are conferred, and the College of Natural Sciences Senior Celebration, a personalized ceremony where each CNS senior is presented with a commemorative medal and crosses the stage as their name is announced and they appear on the jumbo video screens. Tickets are not required for any of the Commencement events. Preliminary details are below; more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Master's Degree Celebration 

Friday, May 12, 2023 
3:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the Mullins Center 
All graduates receiving master's degrees attend 

University Commencement 

Friday, May 26, 2023 
9:00 a.m. in McGuirk Alumni Stadium 
All graduates receiving bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees attend 

Hooding Ceremony for Doctoral Candidates 

Friday, May 26, 2023 
Immediately following the 9:00 a.m. Commencement Ceremony in McGuirk Alumni Stadium 
All graduates receiving doctoral degrees attend

College of Natural Sciences Senior Celebration 

Friday, May 26, 2023 
3:00 – 5:30 p.m. in McGuirk Alumni Stadium 
All CNS graduates receiving bachelor's degrees attend 

Stockbridge School of Agriculture Associate Degree Commencement 

Saturday, May 27, 2023 
11:00 a.m. in Bowker Auditorium 
All Stockbridge graduates receiving associate degrees attend 

More information about all university commencement activities can be found on the university commencement web page.