The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Commencement 2023

Join us in celebrating this milestone event that brings together graduates, faculty, family, and friends.

This is UMass

At UMass Amherst, we welcome you to join our diverse, inclusive community of dreamers, innovators, creators, and doers. Find out how you can explore your interests and build skills to make your mark on the world with a UMass education.

This is your moment.
This is your opportunity.
This is UMass.


By the Numbers


U.S. News & World Report ranking among national public universities


Academic disciplines ranked among the Top 200 programs worldwide

Top 50

Best Value Colleges (Public), The Princeton Review


Best Campus Food, The Princeton Review

Top 20

Coolest Schools, Sierra Club sustainability rankings


Faculty members

campus pond at sunrise

UMass Amherst's Carbon Zero initiative aims to transform the campus, making it 100 percent reliant on renewable energy sources for heating, cooling, and electricity by the year 2032.

Explore Our Programs

With 110 undergraduate majors and 127 graduate programs offered on campus and online, there are hundreds of opportunities to pursue your passion at UMass Amherst. Study on campus or take advantage of a wide array of flexible and innovative learning options.

Rising Researcher trophies

At UMass Amherst, students have the opportunity to conduct hands-on research that makes an impact. The UMass Amherst Rising Researcher program seeks out exceptionalism among undergraduate researchers and recognizes students who excel in their work, challenge their intellect, and show exceptional creativity.

News and Events

University News

The UMass Board of Trustees, acting on President Marty Meehan’s recommendation, has selected Dr. Javier Reyes to be the next chancellor of UMass Amherst. 


New research from UMass Amherst shows that the rapid and unsustainable rate of topsoil erosion can be drastically reduced with no-till agricultural methods already in practice.


Research from Alissa Nolden, assistant professor of food science, and doctoral candidate Lakmani Tharaka Galaniha highlights health impacts of a traditionally overlooked cancer-related side effect.


Researchers describe the “generic Air-gen effect”—nearly any material can be engineered with nanopores to harvest, cost effective, scalable, interruption-free electricity.