Congratulations to the Class of 2022! Graduates, families and friends are invited to join us for a celebratory dinner buffet beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 13, hosted by Auxiliary Enterprises. Our dinner will be held in the Marriott Center, located on the 11th floor of the UMass Amherst Campus Center. With beautiful views overlooking the campus and a delicious meal prepared by UMass Catering, our dinner buffet is the perfect way to celebrate the many achievements of your graduating student. 

Tickets are $39.99 per person and reservations are required. Please note that  space is limited: early reservations are strongly encouraged and walk-ins cannot be accepted.

Auxiliary Enterprises thanks you for your patronage over the years and wishes all of our graduating students all the best in the years to come!


Buffet Details
The dinner buffet will be held in the Marriott Center, located on the 11th floor of the Campus Center. The buffet and cash beer/wine bar will open at 7 p.m., allowing you plenty of time to travel to the Campus Center following the 6:30 p.m. conclusion of the main commencement ceremony on Friday, May 13. Each party will be assigned to their own table(s) and there is no minimum or maximum allowed party size: if you have a small party you will be placed at a table all your own, and if you have a large party of 10 or more you may be split between multiple adjacent tables (depending on availability). Space is limited and walk-ins are not accepted, so early reservations are strongly encouraged! When space fills, this page will be updated with information on how to join the waitlist. Reservations are non-refundable.

Tickets are $39.99* per person
*price includes state and local taxes and an 18% house charge


Questions? We're here to help! Contact UMass Conference Services at 413-577-8102 or registration@umass.edu!

New England Clam Chowder
Mediterranean Lentil Salad
Baby Spinach Salad with Dried Cherries, Toasted Almonds, and Local Chevre Quinoa
Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberry Salad

UMass Bakery Sunflower Bread & Cranberry Bread
UMass Rolls, Maple Mustard, Herb Aioli, Cranberry Chutney

Roasted Asparagus with Shaved Pecorino and Romesco Sauce
Whipped Chive and Chevre Potatoes
Baby Spring Carrots
French Green Beans

Quinoa Stuffed Flounder
Roasted Cauliflower and Wild Mushroom Risotto, Parsley Pistou
Potato Gnocchi with Sundried Tomato Cream and Spring Vegetables
Carved Diemand Farms Roast Turkey
Carved Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin

Assorted Desserts from the UMass Bakeshop


Questions? Please contact UMass Conference Services at 413-577-8102 or registration@umass.edu!

Where do I go for dinner?
The dinner buffet and cash beer/wine bar will be held in the Marriott Center, located on the 11th floor of the Campus Center (below). The Marriott Center is one of our most popular dining rooms and features beautiful views of the UMass campus and surrounding area - the perfect celebration spot for a successful UMass career!


Someone in my party has dietary restrictions/allergies. Can you accommodate them?
Yes, we are typically able to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies! Please detail all dietary requirements when making your reservation in the designated "Special Requests" box. We will contact you in the event that we need more information or have any questions/concerns. If you wish to further discuss your needs please feel free to contact UMass Conference Services (413-577-8102 or registration@umass.edu).


I have a big party. Will we all be together?
Parties of 10 or fewer people will be placed together at the same table, but due to space and table limitations parties larger than 10 may need to be split between multiple tables. If your party needs to be split we will reach out to the main contact of your reservation to discuss further and determine the best option for you and your guests. Don't worry, though - if we do need to split you up your tables will still be right next to each other! Please also note that we don't have different parties sharing tables: each party will have their own table.


I have a small party. Will we be placed with other guests?
No, each party will be placed at their own table.


When does the dinner start? What if we are running late?
Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. The Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Friday night will end at approximately 6:30 p.m., giving guests plenty of time to navigate through campus and arrive for 7:00 p.m. without issue. The dinner is served buffet style and will be replenished with fresh food throughout the meal, so guests who arrive late will still be able to enjoy the dinner. However, we recommend arriving as close to 7:00 p.m. as possible. Please also note that driving to the Campus Center will be difficult following the conclusion of the main Commencement ceremony, so we recommend planning to walk or take a shuttle. 


Do we need dinner tickets?
No, all you need to do is report to the Marriott Center, located on the 11th floor of the Campus Center, and the host will check you in based upon the information provided during the online reservation process. You will need to provide the details for the main contact of your reservation, so please be sure to let us know if anything changes. Please note that walk-in reservations and guests are not accepted: space is limited and will fill (and the room will be set based on the exact reservations we receive) so if you wish to add a guest to your table you must contact us as early as possible to do so, space permitting.


Where should we park?
It will be very difficult to drive to the Campus Center after Friday's ceremony. Instead, we encourage guests to either walk or take a shuttle. It will take approximately 15 - 20 minutes to walk from the Stadium to the Campus Center. Shuttles will run frequently around campus, servicing the Stadium and stops near the Campus Center/Student Union. Click here to take a look at a campus map. Guests who wish to park in close proximity to the dinner can try to park in the Campus Center Parking Garage as soon as they arrive on campus and take a shuttle to/from the ceremony. Please keep in mind that campus will be very busy throughout the Commencement weekend, so plan for significant traffic and delays.


Additional dinner buffet questions? Contact UMass Conference Services at 413-577-8102 or registration@umass.edu!

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony  4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Friday May 13
The main ceremony for the University of Massachusetts Amherst Undergraduate Commencement Class of 2022 will be held on Friday, May 13, at 4:30 p.m., rain or shine, at McGuirk Alumni Stadium on the UMass Amherst campus. The ceremony is scheduled to conclude at approximately 6:30 p.m. Tickets are not required and graduating seniors may invite as many guests as they wish.

Stadium gates typically open at 2 p.m. on Friday. Expect heavy traffic beginning around 1 p.m. and lasting through 7 p.m. on Friday. Please allow plenty of travel time to reach campus, park, and travel to the stadium. For those arriving in time to attend the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, a 2 p.m. arrival to campus is recommended. If you are arriving on campus earlier to attend a senior recognition ceremony, please park, enjoy the ceremony, and then take a shuttle bus or walk to McGuirk Alumni Stadium for the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony instead of trying to move your car. Guests with disabilities or limited mobility are encouraged to contact Disability Services at 413-545-0892 for additional support/services. Guests are advised to pack lightly for the day as all items taken into any Commencement/Senior Recognition Ceremony venues are subject to search, so the less you are carrying the quicker your party will be able to proceed through security.

Click here for more information on the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. 

Accessibility for Undergraduate Commencement
Guests with accessible parking plates or drivers escorting guests with limited mobility may complete the Reserved Accessible Parking Form by April 15, 2022, to request parking close to the stadium or to the senior recognition ceremony venue. Guests with limited mobility can also be dropped off at one of the regularly services shuttle stops.

Golf cart will be available near the reserved accessible parking area before and after the ceremony to assist guests with limited mobility get to and from the stadium and parking area. Spaces are limited and preference will be given to those with state issued accessible parking plates or placards.

Reserved wheelchair seating is available on the field. Wheelchairs are not available at the University, but can be rented from medical supply stores if needed. Folding chairs will be available at the rear of the field for ambulatory guests who cannot climb stairs. These seating options are level with (but apart from) seating for graduating students are are accessible from the Gate 1 stadium entrance or by golf cart via Lots 11 & 22.

If you or any of your guests require the services of a sign language interpreter, please contact Disability Services via email with "Commencement Interpreter Request" in the subject line. The deadline or requesting interpreter services is April 15, 2022.

Leaving Campus on Friday
Following the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, shuttle buses typically continue operating until 8 p.m. If you plan to leave campus by car, University Police will guide you from your parking lot to the closest designated exit route from campus. If making dinner reservations off-campus remember to factor in extra travel time! Below are the typical ways guests are guided from off-campus on Friday evening. 

- From Blue Lot 44: East Pleasant Street to Amherst center, North Amherst, Route 116, and Interstates 90 and 91.
- From Blue Lots 26, 31, and 45: North Pleasant Street to North Amherst and routes 116 and Interstate 91.
- From Red Lots 32, 34, and 71: North Pleasant Street to Amherst Center and routes 9 and 116.
- From Green or Purple Lots 11, 22, 33, 21, 25, and 12: Massachusetts Avenue to routes 116, 9, and Interstate 91.


Senior Recognition Ceremonies
In addition to the main Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, each student also has a Senior Recognition Ceremony for their school or college. You can find your student's major and corresponding school or college using the list of Undergraduate Programs (Senior Recognition Ceremonies are organized by the school or college). Scheduling of these events is posted below and can also be found here. For ceremonies taking place in the Mullins Center, please be aware of the security measures in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for everyone (click here for more information). 

Thursday, May 12
6 - 7:30 p.m.
     - 
Commonwealth Honors College Celebration of Excellence - Mullins Center 

Friday, May 13
10 - 11 a.m.
     - ROTC Commissioning - Air Force - Old Chapel 
     - ROTC Commissioning - Army - Bowker Auditorium
1 - 2:30 p.m.
     - University Without Walls - Fine Arts Center 
     - Humanities and Fine Arts - Recreation Center
     - Public Health and Health Sciences - Mullins Center
3:30 p.m. 
      - Undergraduates arrive at assembly area Lot 11
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
     - Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony - McGuirk Stadium

Saturday, May 14
9 - 10:30 a.m.
     - College of Education - Carney Auditorium (Furcolo Hall)
   
 - Elaine Marieb College of Nursing - Fine Arts Center
9 - 11 a.m.
     - College of Natural Sciences - Mullins Center

10 - 11:30 a.m.
     
College of Engineering - Recreation Center
     - Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration - Campus Center Auditorium
1 - 2:30 p.m.
     - Stockbridge School of Agriculture - Bowker Auditorium (Stockbridge Hall)
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

     - College of Social and Behavioral Sciences - Mullins Center
3:30 - 5 p.m. 
     
- Robert and Donna Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences - Recreation Center
5:30 - 7 p.m.
     - Isenberg School of Management - Mullins Center

Accessibility for Senior Recognition Ceremonies
All Senior Recognition Ceremony venues are accessible locations. If you or your guests require the services of a sign language interpreter or captioning, please contact Disability Services via email with “Senior Recognition Ceremony Communications Request” in the subject line. The deadline for requesting such accommodations is Friday, April 15, 2022.

Guests with accessible parking plates or drivers escorting guests with limited mobility may complete the Reserved Accessible Parking Form by April 15, 2022, to request parking close to the stadium or to the senior recognition ceremony venue. Guests with limited mobility can also be dropped off at one of the regularly services shuttle stops.

Additional information regarding Senior Recognition Ceremonies can be found here


Shuttles
Once you arrive on-campus you should park and then plan to travel around campus by foot or shuttle bus. Guests with disabilities or limited mobility are encouraged to contact Disability Services at 413-545-0892 for additional support/services.

Shuttle buses typically circulate around campus from about 2 - 8 p.m. on Friday, and from about 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, with a bus every 15 minutes. However, finalized shuttle schedules and maps will be posted here once available.


Questions related to Commencement ceremonies? Contact the University Events Office at 413-577-1101 or commencement@umass.edu!

Can I receive Commencement related news and updates? 
Yes! Graduates automatically receive monthly emails regarding Undergraduate Commencement, including cap & gown pick up, photography, and opportunities such as Student Speaker and 21st Century Leader Awards. If you're interested in receiving the emails that are sent out to your graduate, sign up here


How many ceremonies are there?
Each student has at least two Commencement ceremonies. The Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony for all undergraduate students in all majors is held on Friday, May 13, at the McGuirk Alumni Stadium (rain for shine). This is a fun and celebratory event where degrees are officially conferred, the band plays, and speeches are made by the Chancellor, the student speaker, and a keynote speaker. Students will also have a Senior Recognition Ceremony for their school/college, held at a variety of times and locations on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14. The Senior Recognition Ceremony is likely what you imagine when you think of a Commencement ceremony - this is when your student's name will be called and they will walk across the stage, shake hands with their School/Colleges administration, and have their picture taken. Please click the "Commencement Info" tab above for more information on times and locations, or visit the Commencement website. Unsure which ceremony your student should attend? Ask your student for their school/college or search here based on your student's major!


What time do Commencement activities begin?
The Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony is held from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13 (rain or shine). The Senior Recognition Ceremonies are held at a variety of times and locations on Friday and Saturday. Click here for more scheduling information.


Do I need tickets? 
For the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 13, tickets are not necessary and graduating seniors may invite as many guests as they wish. For the separate Senior Recognition Ceremonies, students should receive additional details directly from their school/college. Tickets are typically not required for Senior Recognition Ceremonies, but please defer to your school/college for accurate details. Graduating students will receive periodic emails regarding Commencement, so please encourage your student to read these emails (or sign-up for them yourself!). Click here to view the most up-to-date information posted on the main Commencement site.


Will there be shuttle services throughout the weekend?
Yes, shuttle buses will be available throughout the weekend. Shuttles typically circulate around campus from about 2 - 8 p.m. on Friday, May 13, stopping at the stadium and designated bus stops. Shuttles typically circulate around campus from about 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. Buses service each stop about every 15 minutes. Finalized shuttle times and maps will be posted here once available. 


What is traffic typically like? 
From Thursday to Saturday we welcome thousands of graduates, families, friends, faculty and guests to campus, so you should plan for extra travel time to and around campus. On Friday we typically see heavy traffic beginning around 1 p.m. and lasting through 7 p.m., with significant delays between 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (about two hours leading up to the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony). To expedite traffic flow and shuttle services, local road closures and detours will be in effect by 2 p.m. Detours will be marked, and can also be viewed here. Upon your arrival to campus you will be directed to park by the UMass Police Department. Those staying in on-campus residence hall lodging will need to have their Lot 22 parking pass prominently displayed on their dashboard and must arrive via Route 116 to be directed into the appropriate lot. Those not staying in on-campus residence hall lodging, or those who arrive after Lot 22 has filled, will be directed to park in another surface lot based on the exact time/location you arrive to campus and can then utilize the shuttle buses to get around. We recommend you plan for about 90 minutes of travel once you arrive in the area. 


What options are there for guests with limited mobility?
For the Friday Commencement Ceremony:
Guests staying in on-campus lodging may request a parking pass to Lot 22, a surface lot close to the Gate 1 stadium entrance, when making a reservation online. For guests not staying in on-campus lodging, guests with accessible plates/placards or drivers escorting guests with limited mobility may complete the Reserved Accessible Parking Form by April 15, 2022, to request a parking pass to Lot 11 (located next to Lot 22). Spaces are limited and preference will be given to those with HP or V plates/placards who register first. Alternatively, to minimize the need to travel long distances, guests with limited mobility can be dropped off at one of the designated bus stops regularly serviced by shuttle buses. It is a relatively low step to get on and off of the shuttle. 

Golf carts will be available at the stadium's main gate and from Lot 11 to help guests with limited mobility get to and from on-field seating. Reserved wheelchair seating on the field is available (note guests needing wheelchairs must make arrangements to bring or rent their own as wheelchairs are not provided). Folding chairs will be available at the rear of the field for ambulatory guests who cannot climb stairs.

For the Senior Recognition Ceremonies:
Senior Recognition Ceremonies are held at a variety of locations around campus, so the best travel options for guests with limited mobility will depend on where your student's Senior Recognition Ceremony will be held. However, all Senior Recognition Ceremony venues are accessible locations. Your student should be provided with additional details in the spring semester directly from their school/college, and should be encouraged to contact their school/college to learn more. If needed, you may complete the Reserved Accessible Parking Form by April 15, 2022, to request a parking pass to a lot closer to your graduate's Senior Recognition Ceremony.


Are sign or oral interpreter services available?
If you or any of your guests require the services of an interpreter, please contact Disability Services by sending an email to aduchon@admin.umass.edu with "Commencement Interpreter Request" in the subject line. The deadline for requesting interpreter services is April 15, 2022. 


Where are ATMs located on campus?
There is a fee-free Bank of America ATM in Southwest at the corner closest to Moore and the Southwest horseshoe. ATMs are also located on the 1st floor of the Campus Center and outside the Worcester Dining Commons.


Where can guests buy UMass merchandise?
Stop by the UMass Store, located in the Campus Center! The UMass Store is typically open during Commencement weekend, usually from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday. Because hours may vary during the Commencement weekend we recommend visiting the UMass Store website or calling 413-545-2619 to confirm hours.


Where does my student pick up their cap and gown? 
Click here for more information for graduates, including information regarding the Commencement Fair, caps and gowns, and more.


How can I invite my relative from another country? 
Click here to complete the Visa Request Form. Complete the form with as much detail and accuracy as possible, double checking all addresses and spelling. 


Are there any special security measures?
Yes, typically there are special security measures and metal detectors in place for the main ceremony on Friday at McGuirk Alumni Stadium, as well as ceremonies held at the Mullins Center. Guests are advised to pack lightly for the day: all items taken into either venue are subject to search so the less you are carrying, the more quickly your party will be able to proceed through security. We recommend discussing security measures with the members of your party ahead of time so everyone is aware of what to expect. For those attending a ceremony in the Mullins Center, please be aware of additional security measures to ensure a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for everyone: click here for more details


Additional general Commencement questions? Contact the University Events Office at 413-577-1101 or commencement@umass.edu!

From Thursday to Saturday we welcome thousands of graduates, families, friends, faculty and guests to campus, so you should plan for extra travel time to and around campus. On Friday we typically see heavy traffic beginning around 1 p.m. and lasting through 7 p.m., with significant delays between 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (about two hours leading up to the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony). To expedite traffic flow and shuttle services, local road closures and detours will be in effect by 2 p.m. Detours will be marked, and can also be viewed here.


Traveling By Car
If you are not staying on-campus, you will be directed to a parking lot by UMPD based on your exact arrival location to campus and lot availability. 

From the South, via I-91 North
Take Exit 19 in Northampton. From the exit ramp, stay to the right to merge onto Route 9. Travel approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North. Turn left onto 116 and go one mile to the UMass Exit. Stay to the right as you exit to merge onto Massachusetts Avenue. UMass police officers will direct you to a parking lot.

From the North, via I-91 South
Take Exit 25 in Deerfield. At the end of the ramp turn left onto Routes U.S. 5/10/116. Follow until the lights and then turn right to stay on 5/10/116. Go one mile and turn left onto Route 116 South. Follow Route 116 South for eight miles to the UMass exit. Turn left at the stop sign. UMass police officers will direct you to a parking lot.

From the North, via I-93 South
Follow I-93 to I-495 South. Follow to Route 2 West. Continue on Route 2 to U.S. 202 South. Follow for about 15 miles to the blinking light at the Pelham exit marked “Route 9 and 116 Amherst.” Turn right and follow for seven miles to Amherst center. Stay on Route 9 until you reach Route 116. Merge right onto Route 116 and go one mile to the UMass Exit. Stay to the right as you exit to merge onto Massachusetts Avenue. UMass police officers will direct you to a parking lot.

From the East or West, via I-90 
Travelers have a choice of four routes:

- Off Exit 8 (Palmer/Ware): Follow Route 32 South to Palmer; take Route 20 West to Route 181 North into Belchertown, and then Route 9 West to Amherst. Follow signs to UMass.

- Off Exit 7 (Ludlow): Follow Route 21 North to U.S. 202 North to Route 9 West to Amherst center. Follow signs to UMass.

- Off Exit 5 (Chicopee): Follow Route 33 North to Route 116 North to Amherst center. Turn left at the light onto Route 9 West. Follow signs to UMass.

- Off Exit 4 (West Springfield): I-91 North to Exit 19 to Route 9 East to Amherst. Follow signs to UMass.


Traveling By Air
If you are traveling to Amherst by plane, the closest airport is Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut (near Hartford). This airport is approximately 45 miles from the UMass campus. Another option is Logan International Airport in Boston, located approximately 90 miles from the UMass campus. Please remember to organize transportation to and from the airport in advance.

Transportation Services

Valley Transporter, 800-872-8752
Seemo Shuttle, 800-908-2829 
Exclusive Car Service, 877-695-4665
Bluebird Transportation, 413-221-4512
Enterprise
Michael's Limousine & Transportation Service, 800-533-8470


Traveling By Bus
Amherst and the surrounding area are serviced by Peter Pan Bus LinesGreyhound and the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA). The most convenient service is offered by Peter Pan, so when possible those traveling by bus should book a Peter Pan bus ticket using "Amherst UMass, MA" as the destination (note the "Amherst Center, MA" stop is in downtown Amherst and will require additional travel to arrive on campus). Greyhound offers bus service to nearby Northampton, MA, located about a 20 minute drive from campus. From Northampton attendees should plan to travel to campus via a taxi service, Uber/Lyft, or PVTA bus.


Parking
If you are staying on-campus at either Hotel UMass or our on-campus Residence Halls, please review your booking confirmation for parking details specific for our on-campus guests. For all other visitors, you will be directed to park in a surface parking lot upon your arrival to campus. Your exact parking lot location will vary depending on how and when you enter campus. Plan to park and then walk or utilize shuttles to travel around campus. 


Accessible Parking
Guests with accessible plates/placards or drivers escorting guests with limited mobility may complete the Reserved Accessible Parking Form by April 15, 2022, to request parking near the stadium and/or near a Senior Recognition Ceremony.  

To minimize the need for long distance travel, guests with limited mobility may also be dropped off at one of the designated bus stops regularly serviced by shuttle buses. 


Questions related to parking or travel? We're here to help! Please contact UMass Conference Services at 413-577-8102 or registration@umass.edu.

Commencement weekend is a busy time for our area, but we have many available lodging options - including two right on campus! Our on-campus residence halls offer convenient and affordable lodging in traditional-style residence halls, while Hotel UMass, rated the best hotel in Amherst, offers all the comforts of home. There are also many off-campus options, including locally owned B&Bs, quaint inns, and familiar chains. Many lodging options fill early, so we recommend completing your reservations as soon as possible!  


On-Campus Residence Halls
Staying in an on-campus residence hall is the best way to be close to all Commencement activities! Our residence hall accommodations, available in single or double occupancy, provide casual comfort at affordable rates. All rooms will be located in a low-rise residence hall in the Southwest Residential Area, a convenient location to the various Commencement activities held throughout the weekend and the closest lodging option to the main Commencement ceremony held at McGuirk Stadium on Friday night. 

Our residence halls are just minutes away from our award-winning Dining Commons, offer the most affordable rates in the area, and give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the college experience while celebrating your student's successful UMass career - we are confident that you will enjoy the unbeatable value and convenience. We hope to welcome you to our campus in May and wish your graduate all the best in the years to come!

All rooms will be located in traditional-style, non-air conditioned, low-rise residence halls in the Southwest Residential Area. Each room will have a twin bed, desk, dresser, and linen pack (a pillow with case, two flat sheets, two towels, and a thin blanket) for each registered guest. Rooms are available in either single occupancy (one guest) or double occupancy (two guests). Shared, single-sex bathrooms - including individual, lockable shower stalls - are located on the floors, as are shared lounges. There are no rooms with a private bathroom and no rooms are equipped with additional appliances or amenities: rooms will not have microwaves, refrigerators, televisions, cots, or cribs. As there are a finite number of accessible and lower level rooms available, we encourage guests with special housing requirements to complete a reservation early and detail all accessibility/accommodation needs during the online reservation process. Please keep in mind that these are traditional residence hall rooms, just like those that your graduate may have lived in during their time at UMass: these are not hotel rooms!

Guests may reserve a room for Friday night, checking-out on Saturday morning, or may reserve a room for both Friday and Saturday nights, checking-out Sunday morning. Rooms are not available for Thursday night or for Saturday night only. 

Reservations will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, April 1st, or until space fills. In previous years we've frequently reached capacity by mid-March, so early reservations are strongly encouraged. Room reservations are non-refundable: please read through all of the information provided before making a reservation. 

Single Occupancy Room (accommodates one guest): $105.00/night
Double Occupancy Room (accommodates two guests): $105.00/night

Parking for Residence Hall Guests
Guests staying in on-campus Residence Hall lodging are offered complimentary reserved parking in Lot 22, the large surface lot across from the Southwest Residential Area. During the online reservation process guests can enter the number of parking passes needed. These passes will be mailed out in the spring and must be prominently displayed upon arrival to campus in order to gain entrance to this reserved lot. These parking passes are reserved for guests staying with us in on-campus Residence Hall lodging and are not available to the general public.

Interested in completing a reservation?
Reservations are accepted right online! Click here to complete a reservation or to learn more about our on-campus accommodations.


Hotel UMass
Hotel UMass, located at the heart of campus in the UMass Amherst Campus Center, offers first class accommodations and exceptional service. To inquire about availability, contact 877-822-2110.


Off-Campus Lodging
Off-campus lodging options in a variety local towns and cities can be found at the following sites: the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, Visit Hampshire County, and the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. Note many lodging options fill up very quickly so book early!


Questions? Please contact UMass Conference Services at 413-577-8102 or registration@umass.edu!

For Commencement Residence Hall Lodging:
UMass Conference Services: 413-577-8102 or registration@umass.edu


For General Commencement Inquiries:
University Events Office: 413-577-1101 or commencement@umass.edu


For Additional Information:
- Academic Status: 413-545-0555
Caps & Gowns: 413-577-1101
Diplomas: 413-545-0555
Disability Services: 413-545-0892
Dining Services: 413-545-2472
Graduate Degree Clearance Status: 413-545-0722
Graduate Degree Requirements/Dissertation Questions: 413-545-0722
Graduate Student Service Center: 413-545-0722 or gradcommence@grad.umass.edu
Graduation Celebration Buffet: click here for more information, or contact 413-577-8102 or registration@umass.edu
Hotel UMass: 877-822-2110
Registrar’s Office: 413-545-0555
University Switchboard: 413-545-0111