Commencement Update 

As a direct result of Governor Baker’s announcement earlier this week that the Commonwealth is further reducing pandemic restrictions, we are now able to welcome a limited number of registered guests — two people per graduate — to our 2021 UMass Amherst commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 14. 

In accordance with Massachusetts commencement guidelines, all guests must be registered in order to attend commencement. Mask wearing and social distancing will be required of all attendees, including graduates and their guests throughout the ceremonies.

In an effort to ensure available parking and time to prepare the stadium between ceremonies, we ask all graduates and guests to arrive no more than an hour before your ceremony and to leave the stadium and parking lots immediately after your ceremony ends. Thank you for your consideration of all UMass Amherst graduates.

We look forward to celebrating with you and your guests.