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Senior Celebration 2022

The Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) will host its Senior Celebration on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. in the UMass Amherst Recreation Center. 

During UMass Amherst graduation weekend, there are two separate events for graduates and families: Undergraduate Commencement (Fri., May 13) and the Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences Senior Celebration (Sat., May 14). We hope you will plan on attending both events to send off the Class of 2022 and celebrate their achievements. 

The University of Massachusetts Amherst looks forward to celebrating the graduates of the Class of 2022 and welcoming their friends and families to campus. As cases of COVID-19 are increasing in Massachusetts and nationally, we know that our commencement events draw thousands from all over. To protect yourself and others, we strongly encourage all graduates and guests to wear a face-covering when attending any indoor commencement events, regardless of vaccination status.

If you have questions about the CICS Senior Celebration, please email commencement [at] cs.umass.edu

A livestream of the 2022 Senior Celebration will begin on Saturday, May 14 at 3:30 p.m. 
Watch the Livestream 

Undergraduate Commencement 

Friday, May 13, 4:30 p.m. 
McGuirk Alumni Stadium 

Undergraduate Commencement is the official graduation ceremony at which degrees are conferred for every graduate on campus.

For more information, see the UMass Amherst Commencement website. 

CICS Senior Celebration

Saturday, May 14, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
UMass Amherst Recreation Center
161 Commonwealth Avenue, Amherst, MA 01003 (map


This ceremony gives graduates the opportunity to be recognized individually by college faculty and administration. Each graduating student's name is read prior to the presentation of a University of Massachusetts medal and a special farewell gift from the college. Graduates' time on stage will be broadcast on large video screens and captured by a professional photographer. Students may bring as many guests as they would like. No tickets are required.

For those who cannot attend in person, this year's celebration will be live-streamed starting at 3:30 p.m., and recorded for viewing after the event. 

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