Senior Recognition Ceremonies

  • Senior Recognition Ceremony schedules have changed from years past. Please review the schedule carefully and check with your school or college if you have any questions or need special accommodations. 
  • Those attending ceremonies in the Mullins Center: please be aware of the security measures in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for everyone.
  • Not sure which ceremony you are supposed to go on Saturday? You can find which school or college your student's major falls under by searching the list of Undergraduate Programs (senior recognition ceremonies are organized by the school or college).

Thursday, May 7, 2020:

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. - CHC Celebration of Excellence at Mullins Center

Friday, May 8, 2020:

9:00-11:30 a.m. - Graduate Commencement at Mullins Center

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. ROTC Commissioning - Air Force, Old Chapel

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. ROTC Commissioning – Army, Bowker Auditorium

10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Phi Beta Kappa, Campus Center Auditorium

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. University Without Walls, Fine Arts Center

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Humanities and Fine Arts, Recreation Center

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Education, Bernie Dallas Room

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Public Health and Health Sciences, Mullins Center

3:30 p.m. Undergraduates arrive at assembly area Lot 11

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Undergraduate Ceremony McGuirk Stadium 

Saturday May 9, 2020

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Natural Sciences, Mullins Center

9:00 -11:30 a.m. Nursing, Fine Arts Center

10:00-11:30 a.m. Engineering, Recreation Center

10:00-11:30 p.m. BDIC, Campus Center Auditorium

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Stockbridge Commencement, Bowker Auditorium

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Social & Behavioral Sciences, Mullins Center

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Information and Computer Sciences, Recreation Center

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Isenberg School of Management, Mullins Center

Mount Ida Campus

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Veterinary Technology

Accessibility for School and College Senior Recognition Ceremonies

Disability Services
All Senior Recognition Ceremony venues are held in accessible locations.  If you or your guests require the services of a sign language interpreter or captioning, please contact Disability Services via email at with “Recognition Ceremony Communications Request” in the subject line. The deadline for requesting such accommodations is Friday, April 17, 2020.

Any guest who does not have a handicapped placard or plate but will be transporting an elderly or disabled guest may fill out Accessible Parking Form to sign up for reserved parking in Lot 11 for the main UMass Commencement on Friday, May 8, and in any handicapped parking spot near any of the senior recognition ceremony venues on Friday, May 8 or Saturday, May 9.