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Undergraduate Commencement

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Registration, details, and regalia for faculty attending Commencement ceremonies.

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News and Announcements

Hometown Press Releases

Each summer the Office of News and Media Relations sends press releases about in-state graduates to daily and weekly hometown newspapers in Massachusetts. Because of the large number of graduates involved, names are usually published in lists. Out-of-state graduates wishing to have press releases sent to their hometown newspapers must complete a form available from the News Office at or 413-545-0444.

Twitter Executive, Internet Entrepreneur Wayne Chang to be Commencement Speaker at UMass Amherst on May 6

Wayne ChangAMHERST, Mass. – Wayne Chang, who launched his career as a high-tech entrepreneur while a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will be the featured speaker at the school’s Undergraduate Commencement on Friday, May 6. He will address about 5,500 students receiving bachelor’s degrees, as well as family and friends, at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

Commencement 2015 Time-lapse

Preparing McGuirk Stadium at UMass Amherst for commencement is a major task involving more than 100 campus staff and a variety of contractors to rig flooring, staging, tenting, seating, video and audio. We filmed the 10-day process in time-lapse photography.