Celebrating our Graduates

Two students' graduation caps show unique messages

Celebrating the College of Education's 2020 Graduates!

While this year is unlike any other, nothing will stop us from celebrating our outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who have worked so hard to accomplish their goals. We'll continue updating this page with goodies (see below for Zoom backgrounds and photo props), news, and updates related to commencement 2020 celebrations. 

For links to videos celebrating the College of Education undergraduate and graduate students, please click on the buttons below.

A selection of EDUC photo prop images including a cap and diploma

Make Your Own Photo Props

Follow these five easy steps to create photo props designed for College of Education graduating students and their supporters.


Click on the file below to save the PDF to your device.


Print the document on cardstock or plain paper.


Cut out the photo props you want to use. If printing on plain paper, adhere the paper to cardstock, chipboard, or foam core and then cut out. Cereal and cookie boxes work well for this!


Tape or hot glue your design to a chopstick, straw, or wooden skewer.


Capture a celebratory photo or video using your prop. If sharing on social media, please tag #UMassEDUC and #UMass2020!

Customize Your Zoom Background

Spice up your Zoom background during celebrations, while capturing screenshot photos, or meeting virtually with classmates, friends, and family. Save one of the pictured backgrounds by right-clicking on the image and choosing "save image as" or browse a wide selection available by clicking on the button below. Not sure how to use a virtual background on Zoom? Read the instructions here

Students walk through UMassAmherst's campus in springtime
A student walks by the Furcolo Hall welcome desk at UMass Amherst College of Education
An empty auditorium with the College of Education logo
Colorful circles of light background
Coupon for UMass bookstore


Nothing to wear to graduation?


The University Store is offering 15% off UMass gifts and branded apparel! Use the promo code Classof2020 at checkout between 4/28/2020 and 5/10/2020 to access this discount.