Date:                Saturday, May 14, 2022
Place:               Mullins Center, UMass Amherst (link to map)
Event Time:     9:00 am to 11:00 am

7:00 am          Staff Volunteers report for duty at small tent behind Mullins Center north entry.

7:30 am          DOORS OPEN FOR GUESTS. Enter Mullins Center via main north side entry.

8:00 am          GRADUATES ARRIVE by 8:00 a.m.  Descend the outside stairway leading to the back of Mullins, fill out a registration card, then line up under the big tent by department. (Look for your department sign).

8:00 am          FACULTY ARRIVE.  Descend the outside stairway and enter the Mullins Center via the loading dock entrance at the far southwest end of the building.  Proceed to the Green Room for robing, refreshments and instructions.

All guests, students, faculty and staff will be required to walk through metal detectors when entering the venue from all entryways. For a full list of prohibited items please visit the Mullins Center website

8:30 am          GRADUATES, led by Faculty Marshals, begin entering Mullins Center

Everyone must pass through security screening on their way into the building so the processional line will begin entering the building promptly at 8:30 am. Latecomers who miss lining up with their departments will be required to enter last and sit in the back of the arena, so don’t be late!.

9:00 am          CNS Senior Celebration begins!

Processional enters arena. The program begins with a welcome and congratulations from Dean Tricia Serio and Assoc. Dean Elizabeth Connor. Each department offers remarks from a student speaker and each Graduate’s name is read as the student is seen on the jumbo screens. Graduates receive a commemorative medal, have professional portraits taken and receive a special gift from the college. All participants return to their seats and remain seated until the celebratory hat-toss that signals the end of the ceremony.

~11:00 am      Ceremony Concludes

All participants recess informally. Guests and Graduates are encouraged to quickly move on to Departmental receptions that are scheduled in various locations across campus, as another ceremony is scheduled to follow in the Mullins Center. Check the CNS Senior Celebration Website for times and locations of your Department’s reception.

Department Receptions At A Glance
Department/School Location Time
Astronomy LGRT 1033 11:30 onward
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Berkshire Dining 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Biology Franklin Dining TBD
Chemistry 325 ISB 11:15 a.m.
Ecology Olver Design Atrium 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Environmental Science Program Olver Design Atrium 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Food Science Chenoweth Lab TBD
Geosciences Olver Design Atrium 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Math & Statistics 1634 LGRT 11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Microbiology ISB Atrium 11:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m.
Physics LGRT 1033 11:30 onward
Psychological & Brain Sciences Student Union Ballroom 11:00 a.m.
Stockbridge School Olver Design Atrium 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Veterinary & Animal Sciences ISB Courtyard 11:15 onward