Graduates in Lot 11 with Sam the Minuteman on Commencement Day

Congratulations to the University of Massachusetts Amherst Undergraduate, Master's, and Doctoral Class of 2023!

Commencement Day Instructions for Graduates

Please review the information below prior to the ceremony and share with your friends, family, and invited guests. 

Lot 11 - Graduate Assembly Area

Grab & Go Breakfast for Graduates

Enjoy a complimentary Grab & Go breakfast at either Berkshire or Hampshire Dining Commons between 6:00 and 8:00 a.m. on your way to the stadium for the Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony. 

Assemble in Lot 11 no later than 7:30 a.m. 

On Commencement Day, Friday, May 26 please plan to arrive in the Lot 11 – Grad Assembly Area (north of the football stadium) no later than 7:30 a.m. in your regalia/cap and gown. Then follow the posted signs to the designated area for your school or college. Students who have not yet picked up their cap and gown may do so on-site at that time. Commencement Field Marshals and Seating Assistants will be there to guide you through the processional.