The University of Massachusetts Amherst

HFA Senior Recognition Ceremony and University Commencement

May 26-27, 2023

Student looking up during SRC


Let’s celebrate you!

Each year, graduating seniors have two opportunities to celebrate graduation.

University Commencement is UMass Amherst’s large, campus-wide graduation ceremony held at McGuirk Stadium for all graduating undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges. 

The HFA Senior Recognition Ceremony is an event celebrating HFA graduating seniors and their guests where we honor our students in a personalized way. Graduates have their names announced as they walk across the stage and receive special commemorative medals from the college’s leaders. Professional photographers capture the moment with a photo of the student and their department chair. There is also an opportunity for students to have their individual photos taken.