The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Graduates prepare for Undergraduate Commencement at McGuirk Stadium on May 18, 2024

UMass Amherst celebrated the graduation of approximately 6,800 students before a gathering of 20,000 family and friends at the university's 154th Undergraduate Commencement ceremony.

Senior Series 2024

UMass Amherst is proud to celebrate the class of 2024, a cohort of diverse, determined, resourceful, and resilient students. This year’s Senior Series spotlights the creators among them. From storytellers to inventors to programmers to musicians, these creators embody our revolutionary spirit, pursuit of progress, and commitment to the greater good.

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.

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

#32

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

1,900+

Faculty members

22

Academic disciplines ranked among the Top 200 programs worldwide

Top 50

Best Value Colleges (Public), The Princeton Review

#1

Best Campus Food, The Princeton Review

5

Out of 5 Stars
Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities, Campus Pride Index

Rising Researcher trophies

The Rising Researcher program recognizes undergraduate students who excel in research, challenge their intellect, and exercise exceptional creativity. With curiosity and grit, the Spring 2024 Rising Researchers are taking what they’ve learned in the classroom and applying it to solve challenging real-world problems.

Take Charge. Stay Curious.

Step into your future and discover UMass Amherst

SHANAZI JACKSON

Nearly 25 percent of UMass Amherst undergraduates are first-generation college students—trailblazers in their families. Their stories are ones of ambition and finding belonging at UMass.

News and Events

University News

Four days of special events are on tap as the UMass Amherst community will celebrate the Class of 2024 with a series of Commencement and senior recognition ceremonies through Sunday, May 19.

University News

The UMass Amherst Stockbridge School of Agriculture celebrated its Class of 2024 associate degree graduates at the school’s 102nd Commencement on Saturday, May 18 in Stockbridge Hall’s Bowker Auditorium.

University News

The UMass Amherst Graduate Class of 2024 had their doctoral, master’s and education specialist degrees conferred as family and friends cheered them on during its commencement ceremony at McGuirk Alumni Stadium on Friday, May 17.

Honors and Awards

Since 1961, the University of Massachusetts has presented the Distinguished Teaching Award – the only student-initiated award on campus – to instructors who demonstrate exemplary teaching at the highest institutional level.

May 16, 6:30 p.m. – May 19, 5:00 p.m.

See Commencement website for times and locations of each ceremony

May 15, 9:00 a.m. – May 20, 5:00 p.m.
May 21

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Virtual