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Campus prepares for 46th Commencement with a week of celebrations

Events begin Wednesday as GSN, GSBS and SOM recognize achievement

UMass Medical School Communications

May 28, 2019
Leading up to Commencement, students will be recognized, friends and family will be celebrated, and distinguished guests will be honored.

In the days leading up to the 46th Commencement Exercises at UMass Medical School on Sunday, June 2, students from all three schools will be recognized, friends and family will be celebrated, and distinguished guests will be honored at events across campus.

On Wednesday, May 29, the GSN will host a Graduate Reception at 4 p.m. in the faculty conference room in the Medical School.

On Thursday, May 30, the GSBS will host its ninth annual GSBS Student Academic Achievement Awards ceremony at 3 p.m. in ASC Cube. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

On Friday, May 31, the SOM Alumni Association will host its annual breakfast at 9 a.m. in the ASC first floor multipurpose room. Outstanding medical educator awards will be presented and the members of the class of 2018 will be welcomed as alumni.

On Saturday, June 1, a private dinner will be held for honorary degree recipients Darrell G. Kirch, MD, president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC); Susan Coghlin Mailman, owner of Worcester’s Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc.; and Richard P. Kennedy, president of the Angel Fund for ALS Research, who is, himself, living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Dr. Kirch will deliver the Commencement address on Sunday.

Also on Saturday evening, graduates of all three schools and their families, as well as members of the UMMS community, are invited to a campus celebration from 8 p.m. until midnight. The celebration features music and dancing in the multipurpose room of the ASC. Hors d’oeuvres and beer and wine will be served.

And finally, on Sunday, June 2, Commencement will take place at noon in the tent on the campus green. A complementary brunch will be available on campus for students and their guests. Buffet service will be offered beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Faculty Conference Room, the Medical School lobbies and in the multipurpose room in the ASC, with seating available outside as weather permits.

General seating for Commencement begins at 10:30 a.m., with the processional beginning at 11:45 a.m. and Commencement exercises starting promptly at noon.

Look for highlights and photos of these events on UMassMedNow.

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