UMass News and Events

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Chancellor Javier Reyes presides over his inaugural celebration of student achievement as the university confers 6,800 degrees.

Check out highlights from the festivities at McGuirk Alumni Stadium in this new video.

Check out some of the highlights as the UMass Amherst community celebrated the Class of 2024 over four days of special events, including Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement and senior recognition ceremonies, May 16-19.

The UMass Amherst Graduate Class of 2024 had their doctoral, master’s and education specialist degrees conferred as family and friends cheered them on during its commencement ceremony at McGuirk Alumni Stadium on Friday, May 17.

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