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

Four days of special events are on tap as the UMass Amherst community will celebrate the Class of 2024 with a series of Commencement and senior recognition ceremonies through Sunday, May 19.

No matter their endeavor, each of the dozen creators in this year’s Senior Series embodies UMass Amherst's revolutionary spirit, pursuit of progress, and unwavering commitment to the greater good.

Since 1961, the University of Massachusetts has presented the Distinguished Teaching Award – the only student-initiated award on campus – to instructors who demonstrate exemplary teaching at the highest institutional level.

May 16, 6:30 p.m. – May 19, 5:00 p.m.

See Commencement website for times and locations of each ceremony

May 24

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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