SBS Senior Celebration & Commencement

This year the official Undergraduate Commencement, at which degrees will be conferred, will take place on Friday, May 9 at 4:30 p.m. at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium on campus. Click here for more information.

The separate College and School ceremonies, at which seniors are individually recognized and awarded a commemorative UMass medal (pictured here), will again take place in several different campus facilities at various times. The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences will conduct its Senior Celebration at the Mullins Center on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

John A. Hird, interim dean of SBS, will officiate. The audience can expect to hear meaningful and memorable commentary from a faculty member and student from each department and program. Each senior's name will be announced, by department, and photographs will be taken while the graduates receive their medals and shake hands with College leaders.

Seniors: Please plan on attending both ceremonies with your families. Each has been created to make your send-off memorable and fun. Take a sneak peek at what you might expect by viewing this short clip of a previous ceremony.

A Save the Date brochure was mailed in early April to your permanent (where you live when you aren't on campus) address. The address was pulled from your SPIRE account; if you didn't get the mailing, please check the account to make sure your address is correct.

Seniors: We want are creating a slide show to entertain family and friends before the SBS Senior Celebration Ceremony on May 10. The April 10 deadline for accepting images has now passed. The slide show from 2013 is viewable on the SBS YouTube station.

Please check these pages often for updates and/or links to important information regarding the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Senior Celebration.

Frequently Asked Questions
Senior Celebration Schedule

Go to the main UMass Amherst Commencement site to find out details about dining, lodging (on and off campus), directions and more.

Congratulations Graduates!