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Commencement & Celebration


Undergraduate Commencement - Class of 2022

FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2022
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. 
McGuirk Stadium

The main Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony will be held rain or shine. Guests should plan to arrive on campus by 2:00 p.m. to allow plenty of time to reach campus, park, and arrive at the stadium via a shuttle bus. To learn more, check the official commencement website.

College of Engineering Undergraduate Senior Celebration - Class of 2022

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2022
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 
Recreation Center 

More details to follow soon. 



  • Who gets to walk?

    A student's year of graduation is established by the Registrar's Office. To be eligible to participate in the May 2022 Commencement ceremony, students must have fulfilled all requirements by the time of the ceremony or be scheduled to do so by September 2022. Students scheduled for February 2023 graduation who wish to attend the May 2022 ceremony must file a "Petition to Participate in an Earlier Commencement form," available at the Registrar's Office in 213 Whitmore.

  • How do I get my commemorative medal?

    If you wish to receive a UMass commemorative medal but are unable to attend the ceremony at which it would be presented contact the University Events Office at or by phone at (413) 577-1101 to ask that your medal be sent to you.

  • When do I get my diploma?

    Your diploma, which is officially conferred at Commencement, will be mailed to you. To ensure the delivery of diplomas, all graduates should check SPIRE to make certain that their mailing address is accurately recorded. Diplomas are usually mailed by the end of the summer. Questions regarding diplomas should be addressed to: Registrar's Office, 213 Whitmore Administration Building, 413-545-0555.