UMASS News & Events

U.S. Congressman McGovern delivered the keynote commencement address as approximately 20,000 family members, friends and other guests cheered for a graduating class of about 7,000.

UMass Amherst astronomers help to reveal the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way. 

The Graduate School at UMass Amherst conferred 2,180 graduate degrees at a Commencement ceremony at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

Food science students churned out seven unique flavors for students, faculty and Herrell’s Ice Cream & Bakery, with spicy pineapple margarita being named the winning flavor. 

May 20

7:30 p.m.

Mullins Center

May 30

12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.

All Campus

June 23

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Off campus

News & Media Relations

The Office of News and Media Relations works closely with journalists and the campus community to tell the UMass Amherst story. We gather and promote newsworthy developments about the achievements of faculty, staff and students; the university's programs and policies; research discoveries; and community outreach efforts. 

Our team provides a variety of services: news releases, social media, video, photography, Inside UMass newsletter, crisis communication and reputation management, promotion of faculty expertise, and interview preparation.

Need to get in touch? Email us at scoop@umass.edu