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Convocation Week

UMass Medical School celebrates the beginning of each new academic year by coming together as a campus community to reflect on our shared values and our vocation as caregivers, researchers, teachers, students and community members. Convocation and related events are traditionally scheduled for the third week in September.



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.

Explore a few of our Convocation Week events with our 360° tour!

To look around, click and drag with your mouse on the image or use the corresponding arrows. There are four photos. To view them all, click on the arrow to the far right. You will be able to view all of our venues on campus, as well as get an idea of how our Convocation Week events are set up.

Investiture & Convocation Ceremony

Celia Schiffer

White Coat Ceremony