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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Congratulations Class of 2022! We look forward to celebrating you and all your accomplishments.

Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies take place over three days. There are several events you may be eligible to attend depending on your academic accolades. There are ceremonies for Commonwealth Honors College students, ROTC students, and other school and college ceremonies. At a minimum, all Isenberg undergraduates can attend the University Commencement and Isenberg Senior Celebration. Celebrate you and attend all events applicable to your academic career! You can find the full schedule of ceremonies here.

University Commencement Friday, May 13, 2022 McGuirk Alumni Stadium, UMass Amherst 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., rain or shine The University Commencement is UMass Amherst’s official, large graduation cere

University Commencement

Friday, May 13, 2022
McGuirk Alumni Stadium, UMass Amherst
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., rain or shine

The University Commencement is UMass Amherst’s official, large graduation ceremony. It is held outdoors, rain or shine, and includes graduates from all majors on campus. The university website posts information as it becomes available about planning your visit and information for seniors, such as how to get a cap and gown, how to arrange senior portraits, etc.

Isenberg Senior Celebration

Saturday, May 14, 2022
Mullins Center, UMass Amherst
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. Mullins Center North Lobby opens to the public

At this ceremony, Isenberg recognizes graduates from our 7 undergraduate departments and programs in a personalized way. Graduates receive a university commemorative medal and have their name announced as they cross the stage and are congratulated by college leaders. Each graduate’s time on stage is visible on jumbo video screens and captured by a professional photographer. The ceremony will be live streamed for those unable to attend in person.

Visit the UStore in the North Lobby of the Mullins Center to purchase Isenberg Swag for your graduate!

Additional Details:

  • Tickets are not required and any number of guests may attend.  Please enter using the main doors located on the north end of the building (across from the practice rink).  You may select any seat in the arena. Graduates will be seated by major. More information regarding the graduate processional will be posted soon.
  • Guests should park in lots 12 and 25, located on Commonwealth Avenue. These parking lots are the closest access point to the North Lobby of the Mullins Center. Limited accessible parking is available at the Mullins Center, off of Commonwealth Avenue.
  • All guests and graduates will be required to walk through metal detectors when entering the venue. To expedite the process, we ask guests and graduates to remove cell phones from their pockets. Small purses and diaper bags are allowed but will be inspected at all entrances. Bags larger than a clutch are not allowed. Outside food or beverages, weapons of any kind, and tobacco products are not permitted inside the arena. For details on security procedures and a full list of prohibited items, please visit the Mullins Center website. 
  • The University of Massachusetts Amherst looks forward to celebrating the graduates of the Class of 2022 and welcoming their friends and families to campus. As cases of COVID-19 are increasing in Massachusetts and nationally, we know that our commencement events draw thousands from all over. To protect yourself and others, we strongly encourage all graduates and guests to wear a face covering when attending any indoor commencement events, regardless of vaccination status.

COVID-19 Protocols

Please review the current guidance for campus events regarding the latest public health guidance to ensure compliance with campus regulations. 


Visit our FAQ page for answers to popular questions regarding Commencement and Senior Celebration.


We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2022! If you have any questions regarding the Isenberg Senior Celebration, please contact the Isenberg Undergraduate Programs Office at

Livestream & Post Event Photos

Livestream & Post Event Photos