Senior Celebration/Commencement News

21st Century Leaders Award - Call for Nominations

The UMass Amherst College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) naturally creates leaders. If you think you are a candidate for the 21st Century Leader Award, who will be honored at Commencement, we encourage you to apply. 

This award recognizes the strong academic record and exemplary achievement of undergraduate students who further distinguished their intellectual accomplishments, and enhanced the reputation of the University by contributing to the campus community a number of ways.

Nominations are due on or before December 20, 2017.

Nomination Details


2018 Student Commencement Speaker – Call for Submissions

What are your thoughts as a graduating senior? Would you like to share them with your classmates, family and friends? If so, you are invited to submit a speech proposal for consideration as the University of Massachusetts Amherst Student Commencement Speaker!

Deadline to apply is Thursday, February 1, 2018 – 4:30 p.m.

Submit a Proposal