This year the official Undergraduate Commencement, at which degrees will be conferred, will take place on Friday, May 8 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 9, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Dean John A. Hird 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 will be 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 don't get the mailing, please check the account to make sure your address is correct.
Seniors: We are creating a slide show to entertain family and friends before the SBS Senior Celebration Ceremony on May 9. We will be accepting images and video until April 1. The slide show from 2014 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.
Go to the main UMass Amherst Commencement site  to find out details about dining, lodging (on and off campus), directions and more.