In accordance with Massachusetts regulations, capacity limits and other restrictions are in effect for in-person campus events. Please see Campus Event Guidance for Spring 2021 for more details.

Class of 2021 Commencement

Event Details

May 14, 2021

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission

Details are still being developed for the Class of 2021 Commencement. Please check the Commencement website for the latest information.

Undergraduate Commencement for the Class of 2021 will take the form of four smaller and shorter ceremonies in McGuirk Alumni Stadium. To maintain compliance with public health guidelines, the ceremonies will be limited to graduates only, with no guests allowed. Graduates must follow public health protocols including social distancing and mask wearing. Each ceremony will be live-streamed for those unable to attend or who wish to celebrate from a distance. 

Schedule

9 a.m.
Isenberg School of Management
College of Nursing
College of Information and Computer Sciences
 
Noon
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
College of Humanities and Fine Arts
College of Education
 
3 p.m.
School of Public Health and Health Sciences
College of Engineering
University Without Walls
Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration
 
6 p.m.
College of Natural Sciences

All graduates will be required to register and be in compliance with testing requirements in order to attend. Details on registration and testing requirements will be sent via email and posted online in the coming weeks. Mask and social distancing protocols will be enforced.

 

Meanwhile, plans are being developed to welcome the Class of 2020 back to campus during Homecoming in November 2021 for your long-awaited commencement ceremony!

Directions:

From the North: Route 91 South to Exit 25 - At the end of the ramp turn left and follow the road to the intersection - turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South - go 1 mile, then left onto 116 South, then eight miles to UMass exit - Left at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue. Take a right at the first set of lights (usually blinking yellow) and proceed approximately one-quarter mile. The stadium entrance will be on your right.From the South: Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles, just past the Amherst-Hadley town line. Take a left at the lights (just after the Stop and Shop on the left-hand side) onto University Drive. Go through one set of lights and the entrance to the stadium will be on your left.From the East: Mass Pike (Route 90) West to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles, just past the Amherst-Hadley town line. Take a left at the lights (just after the Stop and Shop on the left-hand side) onto University Drive. Go through one set of lights and the entrance to the stadium will be on your left.From the West: Mass Pike (Route 90) East to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles, just past the Amherst-Hadley town line. Take a left at the lights (just after the Stop and Shop on the left-hand side) onto University Drive. Go through one set of lights and the entrance to the stadium will be on your left.

Event Category

Special/Other Commencement