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. 

Senior recognition ceremonies are organized by the school or college. You can find which school or college your students major falls under by searching the list of Undergraduate Programs

For important information about the assembly area, gate assignments, seating locations, and more, download the Senior Instructions.

Ceremonies taking place in the Mullins Center:  please be aware of the security measures in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for everyone. Please visit for more details. 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 

Friday, May 10, 2019

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

  • ROTC Commissioning (Air Force) Ceremony - Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall
  • ROTC Commissioning (Army) Ceremony - Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall

10:30 - 12:30 p.m.

  •  Phi Beta Kappa - Campus Center Auditorium

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

  • School of Public Health & Health Sciences - Mullins Center
  • College of Humanities & Fine Arts - Recreation Center
  • College of Nursing - Fine Arts Center
  • College of Education - Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall
  • University Without Walls - Campus Center Auditorium
    UWW Ceremony Instructions

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • UMass Amherst, Mount Ida Campus - Alumnae Hall, Newton MA 

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

5:00 -6:30 p.m.

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 19, 2019.

Specific information regarding college ceremonies can be found at Contact information for the coordinator of each college ceremony is available, if you have any questions.

Any guest who does not have a handicap placard or plate but will be transporting an elderly or disabled guest may sign up for a handicap accessible parking form which can be used in Lot 11 for the main UMass Commencement on Friday, May 10th and in any handicap parking spot near any of the senior recognition ceremony venues on Friday, May 10th or Saturday, May 11th.