Commencement Day

Sunday, May 31, 2015


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.

Graduates will process down the aisle starting at 11:45 a.m., followed by UMass Worcester 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 Lisa Beittel or Kim LaPerle if you want tickets. 


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.
  • Take your first right.
  • The Hiatt Auditorium is located down the hall on your left.

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