Commencement Celebrations

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018



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.

Commencement Exercises Under the Tent on the Green


 If inclement weather is forecast for Commencement day, the Hiatt Auditorium (S1-608) will be available in the main school building for those who wish to view the ceremony via live streaming. Directions are as follows:

  • From the Medical School main entrance, go straight through the lobby and past the Information Technology Office to the end of the corridor.
  • Turn right.
  • The Hiatt Auditorium is located down the hall on your left.
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