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Upcoming Events

  • March 16, 2018
    Ceremony, Reception

    School of Medicine's Match Day

    Hosted By: The School of Medicine at UMass Medical School
    Location: Faculty Conference Room
    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Come join the School of Medicine's Class of 2018 in celebrating their Match Day Results with a short speaking program and refreshements following.

    Each year, at noon on the third Friday of March, medical students in the United States wait anxiously to learn where their professional career will take them after the culmination of their studies. As of May 2015 there are 179 total medical schools in the United States. This includes 143 allopathic (MD) and 36 osteopathic (DO) medical schools. The result of Match Day determines not only the type of training each student will receive but also defines their medical specialty and, ultimately, where they will live during the first years of their chosen profession.


  • 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.


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