Faculty Information

Rental Regalia Information

Thank you for visiting the regalia rental and ceremony registration page for the 2019 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 was Friday, March 22, 2019.

Extra regalia will be available for faculty members who confirm their participation after the March deadline, however, it is a limited supply and will not be customized. To register for the Commencement ceremonies and to request the use of extra regalia, please fill out the online  Commencement Faculty Registration and Regalia Request form.

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

Regalia Pickup

Commencement Regalia can be picked up in the Campus Center, rooms 165-169 during the following dates and times:
Monday, May 6 - Thursday, May 9, 2019
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, May 10, 2019 
9 a.m. - 1:00 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

Please make sure you return your regalia to the Office of External Relations & University Events (305 Whitmore Administration Building), during the week of May 13 - May 17, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 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 10, 2019, for seating prior to the ceremony.
  • Stockbridge Commencement
    Faculty attending the Stockbridge Commencement ceremony should assemble in the foyer of Stockbridge Hall at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019, for the processional line-up prior to the ceremony. The ceremony begins promptly at 1 p.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 10, 2019. 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 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. In order to effectively handle the large volume of traffic on May 10, 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.