Alumnus and Life is Good Co-Founder John Jacobs to Provide Special Video Message to UMass Amherst Class of 2020

Entrepreneur Will Be Keynote Speaker When In-Person Commencement Occurs

Celebrating the Class of 2020!

All 2020 Commencement ceremonies, including the 2020 Graduate School Ceremony, are postponed.

We are unable to gather in person to celebrate the class of 2020 in May, but we can still come together. 

We are excited to announce that on Friday, May 8 the University will host a virtual celebration of the class of 2020. Details will be announced soon, and you will also hear from your school/college about other virtual activities and events to commemorate your years at UMass.

Student Speaker for Undergraduate Commencement

The Office of External Relations and University Events invites submissions for Student Speaker at the 2020 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony at McGuirk Stadium on May 8, 2020. Do you have words of inspiration, encouragement, or reflection that you would like to share? Have you ever envisioned yourself speaking in front of your fellow graduates, families and friends at the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony? If so, then this opportunity might be right for you!


21st Century Leaders Award - Call for Nominations

The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks nominations of graduating seniors for the 21st Century Leaders Award. This award recognizes the strong academic record and exemplary achievement of undergraduate students who further distinguished their intellectual accomplishments, and enhanced the reputation of the University by contributing to the campus community in one or more of the following ways: