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Commencement 2021: Joy and Memories

May 19, 2021

From a beautiful in-person commencement to UWW's powerful video tribute to the class of 2021, graduation was filled with joy and memories. 

The main UMass Amherst in-person commencement, divided into four events to allow for social distancing, was held on Friday, May 14. The weather was perfect, the graduates and their families beamed, and one of the student commencement speakers was a UWW graduate! 

UWW graduate Sarah Rose Stack enthralled the audience at the noon ceremony at McGuirk Stadium. Learn more about Sarah and watch her speech (starts around 15:38). 

Then, on Saturday May 15, UWW premiered its 2021 graduation celebration video—an inspiring tribute to the 50th anniversary class, narrated by UWW faculty member Lisa Modenos and featuring footage and reflections from graduates.

Congratulations to the UWW Class of 2021!