News and Announcements

Undergraduate Commencement Weather Advisory

Please be advised that rain is forecast for this year’s ceremony. Given the size of the audience, the University does not have an alternative venue if there is inclement weather. In the event of heavy rain, the ceremony may be abbreviated. We ask that guests plan and dress accordingly to ensure that their experience is as memorable and comfortable as possible. Free rain ponchos will be available for visitors upon entry at the stadium.

Seeking Undergraduate Commencement Volunteers

Share the joy of 6,000 graduating seniors with their 22,000 guests as they leave their UMass Amherst student days and launch their newly earned alumni lives. To ensure smooth sailing on their departure date — Friday, May 10 — we need you as a Commencement Ambassador to make this important event a success! You’ll see degrees conferred, flags unfurled, and mortarboards tossed into the air.  In appreciation for your service to the University, you will receive a commemorative shirt, lunch, and an opportunity to enter a drawing for our thank you gifts.