Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy
Congressman Jim McGovern, Keynote Address
Emily Przybyla, Student Speaker
McGovern delivered the keynote commencement address as approximately 20,000 family members, friends and other guests cheered for a graduating class of about 7,000 at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy recalled the many hurdles the graduates faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the special challenges of international students. “Despite all the challenges, you not only completed your degree, but you also excelled at it. The achievements you earned and the accolades you garnered are truly exceptional,” the chancellor said.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst will honor the exemplary achievements, initiative and leadership of some of its most talented and accomplished graduating seniors during Undergraduate Commencement on Friday, May 13 at McGuirk Alumni Stadium beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Emily Przybyla, a biology major from Ellicott City, Md., who spent her college years not only immersed in her studies but also reaching out to help the surrounding community, has been chosen as the UMass Amherst Class of 2022 student speaker. Przybyla will address her classmates at the 2022 undergraduate commencement ceremony on Friday, May 13, at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
AMHERST, Mass. – U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern, who represents the 2nd District of Massachusetts, will be the featured speaker at the University of Massachusetts Amherst undergraduate commencement ceremony on Friday, May 13, at 4:30 p.m. at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
The congressman will address an anticipated crowd of about 20,000 family members, friends and other guests as approximately 7,000 undergraduates receive their bachelor’s degrees at the Commonwealth’s flagship campus.
Share the joy of graduating seniors and their guests as they leave their UMass Amherst student days and launch their newly earned alumni lives. To ensure smooth sailing on their departure date — Friday, May 13 — we need you as a Commencement Ambassador to make this important event a success!