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2019 Senior Recognition Celebration

Changes have been made to the 2019 commencement schedule from previous years.  Beginning in May 2019, the College of Humanities & Fine Arts (HFA) will host its Senior Recognition Ceremony on FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019.  The ceremony will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. in the Recreation Center. 

Commencement Medal

Each college holds a Senior Recognition Ceremony in addition to the UMass Amherst Undergraduate Commencement Celebration on Friday, May 10th at 4:30 p.m..  Graduating seniors and their guests are encouraged to attend both ceremonies. 

This year, HFA's 2019 Senior Recognition Ceremony will take place BEFORE the University's official Commencement Ceremony in McGuirk Stadium.  The day's schedule allows graduates and their guests sufficient time to make their way from the Recreation Center to the stadium

Unlike Commencement, the HFA Senior Recognition Ceremony offers graduates an opportunity to be recognized individually. Each graduate's name is read as they are presented with a University of Massachusetts commemorative medal, a tradition that's now more than a decade old. 


Detailed information about the ceremony can be found on the FAQ and For Students pages.  If unanswered questions remain, send them via e-mail to commencement@hfa.umass.edu, or call Lynne Latham at 413-545-0378.

Senior Recognition Ceremony Photographs

The University will provide photography services by Ultimate Exposures, Inc.  877-858-3976

View your proofs online:

  • Go to ultimateexposures.com
  • Click "Order Photos" button
  • Click "Graduation Ceremonies" button
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  • Enter school name and search by your last name.