Graduate School Commencement Ceremony

Event Details

May 12, 2017
9:00 am-11:15 am

Mullins Center

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
External Relations & University Events
413-577-1101

The Graduate Commencement Ceremony will take place in the Mullins Center.

All advanced degree candidates attending Graduate Commencement should complete the Commencement Participation Form, indicating your planned attendance and estimated number of guests, by Friday, April 21. Completing this form by the requested date will allow us to make appropriate arrangements for parking and the Commencement reception.

Candidates must check in between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., wearing regalia, at the tent located behind (west of) the Mullins Center. At this time, participants will receive final instructions for the procession. Strollers, baby carriers, food, and drinks are not permitted in the student seating area. In addition, candidates should not carry purses, briefcases, or extra clothing into the arena; the University cannot be responsible for lost or stolen property.

Guests should be seated by 8:45 a.m. The processional will begin promptly at 9 a.m.

A reception is planned for graduate degree recipients, their guests, and faculty immediately following the ceremony, which is expected to conclude at approximately 11:15 a.m. The reception will take place under the tent on the west side of the Mullins Center. Refreshments will be served.

Degree candidates who wish to indicate the pronunciation of their names for the Commencement announcers may do so by calling the Graduate School’s Commencement voice mail at 413-577-6208 between 3 p.m. on April 7 and noon on May 3, 2017.

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 left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the South: Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

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. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

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. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

Event Category

Special/Other Commencement