Commencement 2017!

Congratulations to all of our graduates and their families! We are proud to celebrate the Class of 2017 as they take their next steps into the future.  The Class of 2017 entered the university as members of their high schools’ Honors Societies, national scholarship winners, varsity all-star athletes, published writers, and political activists.

While at UMass Amherst, these students have made meaningful contributions to our campus, the surrounding community, and the world. Next fall some of our graduates will continue their education, earning degrees in a variety of fields. Some will begin their careers, others will travel the world. UMass Amherst looks forward to celebrating these scholars during our Commencement Ceremonies.

Join Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy as he celebrates the achievements of our 5,500 graduates and their 20,000 guests during the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony.  Experience the traditions of our university as our distinguished faculty process in full regalia into the stadium along with the parade of international flags representing the countries our graduates proudly represent.

In addition to the Undergraduate Ceremony, students are invited to the Senior Recognition Ceremonies on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13.

For detailed information on senior portraits, regalia pick up, and other parking, lodging, and accessibility information, please visit the Commencement 2017 website.

Please visit the following websites for additional information:

Graduate School Ceremony
Friday, May 12, 2017, 9:00—11:00 a.m.
Mullins Center

Undergraduate Ceremony
Friday, May 12, 2017, 4:30—6:00 p.m.
McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Stadium gates open at 2:00 p.m.

Stockbridge School Ceremony
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10:00—11:30 a.m.
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 and their families! We look forward to seeing you in May!