Commencement 2016

Everything about UMass Amherst Commencement

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Graduate Commencement
Friday, May 6 
9 a.m.
Mullins Center

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Undergraduate Commencement
Friday, May 6
 4:30 pm
McGuirk Alumni Stadium

College of Education’s 2016 Commencement events

In addition to the university’s commencement events and ceremonies, the College of Education hosts TWO graduation events.

graduation celebration

Event #1 - The Graduation Celebration!!! It’s a party!
Thursday, May 5

Campus Center Auditorium

5 pm - Social hour
6 pm - Program begins

Festive appetizers   Cash bar   Wear your party clothes!

Good food, camaraderie, candid and professional photo opportunities. Our Graduation Celebration is ALWAYS a lot of fun!

WHO is invited: College of Education graduating graduate students and their guests; undergraduates receiving a degree in education and their guests; undergraduates receiving a minor in education and their guests; faculty and staff.

Information for Graduates attending the celebration

REGISTRATION TABLE: When you arrive at the celebration, please stop by the registration table located at the entrance to the auditorium. We’ll provide graduates with a registration card that will need to be completed so that your concentration coordinator can announce your name. If you do not fill out the card, your name will not be read during the program!

PROGRAM: During the program, each concentration will be announced and you will line up to the right of the stage. Your name will be read, you’ll cross the stage and shake hands with the Dean. After exiting the stage, you’ll stop at the photographer’s location to have your photo taken.

senior recognition

Event #2 - Senior Recognition

Celebrating our graduating seniors (wear your cap and gown to this event)
Saturday, May 7 

Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall

9-10:30 am
(Graduating seniors arrive at 8:30 am; event begins at 9 am)

WHO is invited: College of Education graduating seniors, family members, friends, and faculty.

What happens: Our undergraduates, wearing their caps and gowns, enter the stately Bernie Dallas Room in Goodell Hall where families and friends are seated; welcome remarks; presentation of medals; a creative presentation by our seniors; thank you and farewell. Group photo. Reception and refreshments follow.


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