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Graduates can invite an unlimited number of guests for Commencement and the Isenberg Senior Celebration. No tickets are needed.
Diplomas are mailed post-Commencement to the student's permanent address after grades have been received, recorded, and processed by the Registrar's Office, and the diplomas have been engrossed. To ensure the delivery of diplomas, all graduates should check Spire to make certain that their diploma mailing addresses are accurately recorded.
Students with a graduation term in Spire of Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022 are eligible. Graduates with a different graduation term who wish to attend the May 2022 ceremonies must contact the Registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Pick up your cap, gown, and college tassel at the Commencement Fair! If you are unable to attend the Commencement Fair, caps, gowns, and tassels are available for pickup the week of Commencement (May 9 – May 12) in the Campus Center 165-69 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. You will need your Spire ID number to collect your regalia.
Isenberg graduation cords are given upon a donation to the Senior Class Gift fund. A minimum gift of $5 is required to earn a cord. Cords can be picked up at the Senior BBQ or in the development office (Suite 305) the week before commencement.
Yes! Visit the UStore in the North Lobby of the Mullins Center to purchase Isenberg Swag for your graduate!
Graduate names will not be listed in the Isenberg Senior Celebration program.
Ultimate Exposures will be taking photos of graduates after they receive their commemorative medal before processing to the stage. Graduates will be able to select various UMass backdrops for their cap and gown photo when purchasing photos through Ultimate Exposures after graduation.
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.