The Undergraduate Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2016 will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 4:30 p.m., rain or shine, in McGuirk Alumni Stadium on the UMass Amherst campus.
Students should arrive in Parking Lot 11 at 3:30 p.m. The ceremony is scheduled to conclude at 6 p.m.
All bags and containers are subject to search.
Balloons are not allowed in McGuirk Stadium.
Tickets are not necessary and graduating seniors may invite as many guests as they wish.
On-campus parking is free on Commencement Day. Shuttle buses will take guests to the ceremony from campus lots. Please allow plenty of travel time to reach campus, park, and arrive at the stadium. Guests should plan to arrive on campus by 2:30 p.m. as seating at McGuirk Stadium is unreserved.
Faculty attending the ceremony will gather in the Football Performance Center by 3:30 p.m. Regalia is required.
Separate Senior Recognition Ceremonies for each school and college will be held on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 at various locations across campus.
On Commencement Day, please follow parking directions provided by campus police.