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For off-campus dining and lodging options, see the listings provided by the Amherst Chamber of Commerce and the Amherst Business Improvement District.



Award-Winning UMass Dining at the UMass Amherst Dining Commons

Friday, May 9, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 10, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, May 11, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Within walking distance of the Commencement!

Come enjoy a celebratory dinner in our all-you-care-to-eat Dining Commons. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available at our stunning, award-winning Berkshire Dining Commons. Families of graduating students currently on a UMass meal plan may join their student for complimentary meals. All other students and families, faculty, and staff may dine with us at the faculty/staff rate of $8.00 for breakfast, $10.75 for lunch and $13.00 for dinner. Our dinner menu will include passed appetizers, sushi, a carving station, sustainable seafood and plated UMass Bakeshop desserts.

If you are staying at the Hotel UMass or in Residential Hall-Style Lodging, enjoy a $1.00 discount on all dinner meals. When checking in, please ask for your meal discount coupon.

Commencement Dinner Buffet

Auxiliary Enterprises wishes to invite graduating students and their family and friends to a celebratory dinner buffet on Friday, May 9. Dinner will begin at 6:30pm in the Marriott Center and Amherst Room, both located in the Lincoln D. Murray Campus Center. Registered guests will receive additional information in the spring, including their dining room assignment. Learn more about the Commencement Dinner Buffet and make a reservation.

Stadium Food Court

A food court will be open before and after Commencement at the Stadium. Snacks and light meals, including a fresh grill selection, salads, fruit, desserts, and beverages, will be sold at the Stadium Food Court at the north end of the stadium before and after the ceremony.  Some snacks and beverages will be sold in the stands before the ceremony begins. Flowers and balloons are available at the concession stands.

Retail Dining

The Campus Center Hatch will be open Friday, May 9 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, May 10 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy the finest Indian Cuisine, a hearty pita, sandwiches, a selection of hot entrees from our chef’s table, soup, and many other fabulous offerings.

University Club

The University Club will be open Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10 for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and for dinner from 4 p.m. to 9.p.m. Enjoy fine dining in the oldest house in Amherst. Dining with us is sure to be an experience unlike any other you will find locally. With a hearty menu that reflects our New England roots, an atmosphere steeped in historic colonial elegance and a knowledgeable, attentive staff, we are confident that your time with us will be extraordinary. For reservations please call 413-545-2551. Space is limited; please reserve your table as soon as possible.