Beginning 2023 at UMass Amherst to celebrate undergraduate and graduate students in one ceremony: UMass Amherst

The start of next spring at UMass Amherst has been revamped to celebrate the entire class of 2023 – undergraduate and graduate students – at a ceremony on Friday, May 26, 2023 at 9 a.m. at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

Additionally, graduates will also be honored at various special events. Immediately after the start on May 26, a capping ceremony will take place at the stadium for doctoral students. Later in the day Friday and throughout Saturday, senior recognition ceremonies will be held on campus by schools, colleges and other academic programs, where undergraduates can call themselves and walk through a scene to be recognized individually.

On Saturday, May 27, the Stockbridge School of Agriculture will conduct its Associate Degree Launch at 11 a.m. in the Bowker Auditorium.

A special Masters Celebration will be held on Friday, May 12 at the Mullins Center. Graduate students who have completed a Masters or Specialist Education degree will be called by name and walked through a stage to be individually recognized.

A list of additional recognition ceremonies can be viewed below. More details will be shared in the coming months and a full schedule of events will be posted on the university’s website.

Additional recognition ceremonies for seniors

Thursday, May 25, 2023
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Commonwealth Honors College Celebration of Excellence, Mullins Center

Friday, May 26, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. College of Engineering, Mullins Center
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. University Without Walls, Interdisciplinary Studies, Bromery Arts Center
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences, Recreation Center
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Baccalaureate with individual concentration, Campus Center Auditorium
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. College of Natural Sciences, McGuirk Alumni Stadium
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Isenberg School of Management, Mullins Center

Saturday, May 27, 2023
9:00 – 10:30 College of Education, Campus Center Auditorium
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Marieb College of Nursing, Bromery Center for the Arts
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Mullins Center
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Leisure Center
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Mullins Center

Beginning 2023 at UMass Amherst to celebrate undergraduate and graduate students in one ceremony: UMass Amherst

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