Graduates smiling and clapping

Get ready to celebrate, UMass Class of 2024! 

You are invited to participate in the 154th University of Massachusetts Amherst Commencement Exercises!
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is excited to celebrate the Graduate Class of 2024 on Friday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mullins Center and the Undergraduate Class of 2024 on Saturday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m. at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.  We invite you all to attend as we honor the Class of 2024, hear words of inspiration from the keynote speaker, welcome honored guests, applaud the student speaker, and cheer our graduates as degrees are conferred.    

Throughout the commencement weekend, undergraduates will be celebrated at individual senior recognition ceremonies where they will have their names called and walk across the stage. Dates and times are listed below. 

Over the next several months, information detailing all aspects of Commencement from caps and gowns to diplomas will be posted to the Commencement website and sent to graduates via email. 

For Family, Friends, and Guests: 

We welcome family and friends to join the celebration of the UMass Class of 2024!

Hospitality & Accommodations:
Campus residence hall accommodations are available in single or double occupancy throughout the weekend with shared bathrooms providing casual comfort at affordable rates. Information can be found at 
Treat your family to a meal at our award-winning Berkshire, Hampshire, and Worcester Dining Commons or The Commonwealth Restaurant, or join us for a Graduation Celebration Buffet. For details email or call 413-577-8102. 
For a unique blend of restaurants, hotels, shops, and cultural destinations, please visit our friends at the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce at and the Amherst Business Improvement District at or check out the Hampshire County Regional Tourism Council at

Schedule of Events

Degree Conferral & Senior Recognition Ceremonies

Thursday, May 16, 2024

6:30 p.m.  Commonwealth Honors College Celebration of Excellence Mullins Center

Friday, May 17, 2024

10:00 a.m.   Graduate Commencement Mullins Center 

Saturday, May 18, 2024

10:00 a.m. Undergraduate Commencement McGuirk Alumni Stadium

2:00 p.m.   Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration Bromery Center for the Arts

2:00 p.m.   Manning College of Information & Computer Sciences Recreation Center

2:00 p.m.   College of Education Campus Center Auditorium

2:00 p.m.   College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Mullins Center

3:00 p.m.  Stockbridge School of Agriculture Commencement Bowker Auditorium

5:00 p.m.   University Without Walls Bromery Center for the Arts

6:00 p.m.   College of Engineering Mullins Center

Sunday, May 19, 2024

9:00 a.m.   College of Natural Sciences Mullins Center

9:00 a.m.   Elaine Marieb College of Nursing Bromery Center for the Arts

10:00 a.m. College of Humanities & Fine Arts Recreation Center

1:30 p.m.   School of Public Health and Health Sciences Mullins Center

5:00 p.m.   Isenberg School of Management Mullins Center




Visa Request

The Office of Community Relations and University Events will provide letter(s) for students who wish to invite family member(s) living abroad to attend commencement ceremonies.

Submit a Visa Request


Portraits & Professional Portrait Opportunities

Ultimate Exposures® will be on campus to take portraits from December 12-15, 2023. A cap, gown, and tassel will be provided. Make an appointment online today by visiting