Graduates on stage

Congratulations to the Class of 2024!

The University of Massachusetts Amherst celebrated the Class of 2024 with thousands of our graduates’ friends and family members.

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Chancellor Javier Reyes

Stephen Karam, Chair of the Board of Trustees



Sophia He, Undergraduate Student Speaker

Jarrel DeMatas, Graduate Student Speaker



UMass Undergraduate Commencement 2024

UMass Graduate Commencement 2024





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Photo of crowd at commencement ceremony at stadium

Please plan ahead and expect heavy traffic, some delays and road closures getting to and from the University of Massachusetts Amherst due to student move-out and Commencement activities Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19.

Jarrel De Matas

Jarrel De Matas, graduating with a PhD in English, has been named the student speaker for the graduate class of 2024.

Sophia He

Graduating senior Sophia He, a linguistics major, has been named the student speaker for the undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 18, 2024. 

Photo of undergraduate student speaker at Commencement

All undergraduate seniors are invited to submit a speech proposal for consideration as the UMass Amherst Undergraduate Student Commencement Speaker for the Class of 2024.