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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Congratulations Class of 2023! 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 Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement CeremonyFriday, May 26, 2023 McGuirk Alumni Stadium, UMass Amherst 9 a.m. The University Commencement is UMass Amherst’s official, lar

University Commencement

Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 26, 2023
McGuirk Alumni Stadium, UMass Amherst
9 a.m.

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

Friday, May 26, 2023
Mullins Center, UMass Amherst
5-7 p.m.
4 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. 

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

Additional Details:

  • Graduates should plan to arrive at the Mullins Center at 4 p.m. and proceed down the stairs behind the Mullins Center. Guests will be able to access the Mullins Center at 4 p.m. when doors open to the public. The graduate procession will begin at 4:30 p.m.
  • 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.
  • Traffic in and around campus will be heavy on Friday, May 26th. Plan at least an hour of travel time once you arrive in the Amherst area. Additional time should be factored in if utilizing the shuttles. The Commencement Shuttle Map can be viewed here.
  • 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. 


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


We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2023! If you have any questions regarding the Isenberg Senior Celebration, please contact the Isenberg Undergraduate Programs Office at

Post-Event Photos

Post-Event Photos