Faculty Information

Rental Regalia Information

Thank you for visiting the regalia rental and ceremony registration page for the 2018 Commencement. Academic regalia is required for all University of Massachusetts Amherst Commencement ceremonies. Rental of academic regalia is pre-paid by the Provost’s Office and is provided to faculty free of charge. The deadline for ordering custom regalia is Friday, March 30, 2018. 

At this time, we can no longer accept regalia orders that are specific to your discipline and University. However, there will be a supply of extra regalia available. If you are in need of academic regalia, please complete the Faculty Regalia Order Form and extra regalia will be provided to you during commencement regalia pickup.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Office of External Relations and University Events at 413-577-1101 or events@umass.edu.

Regalia Pickup

Commencement Regalia can be picked up in the Campus Center, rooms 165-169 on Monday, May 7 - Thursday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

If you are unable to pick up your regalia during these times, please contact the Office of External Relations and University Events at commencement@umass.edu or call (413) 577-1101.  

Returning Regalia

During the week following Commencement, May 14 - 18, please return your regalia to the Office of External Relations and University Events, 305 Whitmore, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. 


Ceremony Details

  • Graduate Commencement
    Faculty attending the Graduate Commencement ceremony should assemble under the tent in the parking lot west of the Mullins Center at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018, for seating prior to the ceremony.
  • Stockbridge Commencement
    Faculty attending the Stockbridge Commencement ceremony should assemble in the foyer of Stockbridge Hall at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018, for the processional line-up prior to the ceremony. The ceremony begins promptly at 10 a.m. A luncheon reception will be provided to Stockbridge faculty following the Stockbridge Commencement on the east lawn of Stockbridge Hall.
  • Undergraduate Commencement
    Faculty attending the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony should assemble in the Football Performance Center at the north end of McGuirk Alumni Stadium by 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018. The program begins promptly at 4:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided to faculty in the Faculty Robing Room at the Undergraduate Commencement located in the Football Performance Center (north end, near parking lot 11) at the stadium.

Stadium Parking

Parking will be directed by University Police based on your time of arrival and your point of entrance to the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. Shuttle buses will operate from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. In order to effectively handle the large volume of traffic on May 11, several roads will have one-way traffic and the following roads will be closed to through traffic during shuttle bus operating hours: 1) University Drive between Amity Street and Massachusetts Avenue; 2) North Pleasant Street between Massachusetts Avenue and Governor’s Drive. It is highly recommended that all participants walk or use shuttle buses as vehicular traffic will be heavy and parking lots will fill early.