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.
|Astronomy||LGRT 1033||11:30 onward|
|Biochemistry & Molecular Biology||Berkshire Dining||11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.|
|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|