Celebration of Excellence

Celebration of Excellence


Senior Recognition Presentation

To our graduating seniors, we are so proud of you and all you’ve done! We want you to know how excited we are for you and everything you’ve accomplished.

The Celebration of Excellence was part of the UMass Amherst Commencement Celebration activities.



MAY 7, 2020

Commonwealth Honors College congratulates the achievements of the graduating class of 2020. We appreciate the talents and ideas you have contributed to our community and we are honored that you chose to share your academic journey with us. You will forever be a part of the Commonwealth Honors College legacy of academic excellence.  


Memories of the UMass Journey

Presentation of photographs submitted by the graduating class



Honors Convocation Message

Gerzina Dean's Message Transcript

Chloe Zhang Student Greeting Transcript

PBloom Alumni Greeting Transcript


Presentation of the Commonwealth Honors College Class of 2020

The list of graduating seniors is based on information supplied and confirmed by the Registrar’s Office in April prior to publication. It has been carefully reviewed, but given the evolving status of many prospective graduates, including those who select to petition to walk early, mistakes and omissions may have occurred. Please accept our assurance that being or not being listed here has no bearing on a student’s official graduation status.


Graduating Seniors Present Their Honors Thesis


The 20th-anniversary gold stoles will be mailed to each graduate, as well as a program listing their thesis title, once it is safe for our staff to do so. In the meantime, we invite our graduates to use the virtual gold stole to show their Honors achievement online. Stay safe and congratulations class of 2020.





Seniors, there is still time!

Tells us about your Honors Thesis in thirty seconds or less.

Create a video that gives us a window into your research. Tells us your thesis story in whatever way you feel best represents your work and your journey. 

Be creative.  Keep it simple.  Have fun.

Share Your Journey