Commencement 2023: Scenes from Around Campus
In addition to the combined Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement Ceremony at McGuirk Alumni Stadium on May 26, UMass Amherst recognized its graduating seniors for 2023 with a number of celebrations across campus throughout the month of May.
Here are a few photos and social media posts highlighting just some of the many events held to honor the Class of 2023!
Hello, World! It was the perfect day as we celebrated the accomplishments of the #ManningCICS Class of 2023 during the college's annual Senior Celebration. More photos and videos to follow. #UMassAmherstGrad2023 pic.twitter.com/nDQhq6QULx— Manning College of Information & Computer Sciences (@manningcics) May 27, 2023
The Senior BBQ was held on Thursday, May 18th. Graduating students enjoyed food, lawn games, live music, and great conversation with friends, faculty, and staff. Congratulations to the #ClassOf2023!— Isenberg School of Management (@IsenbergUMass) May 25, 2023
View all photos of the event at https://t.co/TW6Lg3tde9. pic.twitter.com/OD1jkUtG4D
Ahead of Friday's Commencement ceremony, UMass Amherst Commonwealth Honors College held its 23rd "Celebration of Excellence" for seniors and their families. #UMassAmherstGrad2023 #Classof2023 pic.twitter.com/OwXXYTE0VI— UMass Amherst (@UMassAmherst) May 26, 2023
The festivities continue! 🎓— UMass Amherst (@UMassAmherst) May 27, 2023
Earlier today, @@Stockbridge_Sch held its 2023 Commencement ceremony to honor students who completed their Associate Degrees. Congratulations to all! 🎉 #Commencement2023 #UMassAmherstGrad2023 #Classof2023 pic.twitter.com/iDiCUMfHgB
Additionally, 2023 marked the 25th annual Rainbow Graduation at UMass Amherst, a celebration of graduating LGBTQIA+ and allied students. The event, held on the Bromery Center for the Arts Plaza on Thursday, May 18, featured keynote speaker Shaplaie Brooks, executive director of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth. Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy gave opening remarks and Genny Beemyn of the Stonewall Center presented LGBTQIA+ Leadership Awards to a graduating student who contributed significantly to one or more LGBTQIA+ student groups, to a non-graduating student who is making a difference in the LGBTQIA+ community and to a faculty or staff member who goes above and beyond in their service and support of the UMass LGBTQIA+ community.