Congratulations to all of our graduates and their families!
We are proud to celebrate the Class of 2016 as they take their next steps into the future. The Class of 2016 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 in a few weeks 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 6 and Saturday, May 7. For the schedule an
Please visit the following websites for additional information:
Undergraduate Ceremony 
Friday, May 6, 2016, 4:30—6:00 p.m.
McGuirk Alumni Stadium
Stockbridge School Ceremony 
Saturday, May 7, 2015, 10:00—11:30 a.m.
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall
Congratulations to the class of 2016 and their families! We look forward to seeing you in May!