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Commencement Ceremony               June 4, 2017

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Upcoming Events

  • April 26, 2018
    Ceremony, Reception

    Educational Recognition Awards

    Hosted By: The Office of University Events
    Location: Albert Sherman Center Auditorium
    4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Presentation of awards

    The Last Lecture

    Anne Gilroy, MA

    Recipient of the 2017 Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Teaching

    Reception following

    The Cube, Albert Sherman Center


  • June 02, 2018
    Commencement, Reception

    Commencement Campus Celebration

    Hosted By: The Office of University Events
    Location: Albert Sherman Center 1st Floor Multi-Purpose Room
    8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

    An evening of fun for ALL students, faculty, staff, their families and friends:

    • Dancing
    • Hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine

    There is no charge for this event; however, we do ask that you tell us whether or not you are planning to attend, and how many guests you will bring with you.


  • June 03, 2018
    Commencement, Reception

    Commencement Brunch

    Hosted By: The Office of University Events
    Location: Albert Sherman Center 1st Floor Multi-Purpose Room and the Medical School Faculty Conference Room and Lobbies
    9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    A continental buffet for faculty, graduates and their guests will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Buffets will be set in the 1st Floor Multi-Purpose Room of the Albert Sherman Center (ASC) and the Faculty Conference Room. There will be seating on the terraces outside the ASC and the school building and in the school lobbies. There is no charge for this event; however, we do ask that you tell us whether or not you are planning to attend and how many guests you will bring with you.

    Please note: Food will not be allowed in the main tent where the ceremony will take place, so plan to arrive with sufficient time to enjoy the brunch in advance of taking your seats for the ceremony. The tent will open for seating for the Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. 


  • June 03, 2018
    Ceremony, Commencement, Reception

    Commencement Ceremony

    Hosted By: The Office of University Events
    Location: Tent on the Green, Main Campus
    12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    The ceremony will be held under a tent on the Campus Green, rain or shine. Be sure to dress appropriately and encourage your guests to do so. We suggest wearing low-heeled shoes.

    Please note: Backpacks, briefcases, large bags, and wrapped gifts will not be allowed into the tent on Commencement Day. Handbags, purses, and camera bags will be allowed but may be subject to inspection prior to entry. Unattended backpacks or bags may be subject to inspection or removal without notice by members of the Department of Public Safety.

    Guests are encouraged to be in their seats no later than 11:30, as Graduates will process down the aisle starting at 11:45 a.m., followed by UMass Medical School faculty and distinguished guests. It is expected that the ceremony will last approximately two hours.

    All students are invited to the ceremony. Tickets are required; please contact Kim LaPerle to acquire them.


  • September 13, 2018
    Ceremony, Convocation Week, Reception

    Convocation and Investiture Ceremony

    Hosted By: The Office of University Events
    Location: The Albert Sherman Center Auditorium
    4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Convocation is characterized by a celebration of faculty. Highlights of the ceremony include recognition of newly tenured and recently promoted faculty and announcement of the recipients of the Chancellor's Medals for distinguished teaching, distinguished scholarship, distinguished service and distinguished clinical excellence. These recognitions are part of the Chancellor’s keynote address, which emphasizes the accomplishments of the previous year and the challenges for the coming year.

    Investiture honors members of our faculty who have been appointed to named professorships and the generous donors who made these appointments possible. The first Investiture Ceremony was held in 1999 when there was such an extraordinary roster of honors to bestow that a new celebratory event to reflect this achievement was created. Today, there are more than 40 named professorships, a sign of the growth and maturity of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


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Michael Green and Allan Jacobson elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Michael Green and Allan Jacobson elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Two distinguished scientists from UMass Medical School—Michael Green, MD, PhD, and Allan Jacobson, PhD—have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Class of 2018. They join a group of 213 individuals elected this year that includes Barack Obama and  2018 UMMS Commencement speaker Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD.

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