Celebration of Excellence

Honors College Senior Recognition & Awards Ceremony

The Honors convocation and presentation of gold stoles for graduating Commonwealth Honors College seniors and their families will take place on:


Friday, May 6, 2016
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Mullins Center

University of Massachusetts Amherst


Graduates are asked to RSVP for their guests and provide information for the event publication. The RSVP system will be open by March 1.


Share your memories! We are looking for the class of 2016 to contribute photos to the slideshow that will be displayed during the Celebration of Excellence ceremony. Show your fond UMass memories by sending your photos to communications@honors.umass.edu. Photos accepted until April 27, 2016.


Celebration of Excellence 2015

The 2015 Honors convocation and presentation of gold stoles to Commonwealth Honors College graduates occurred on Friday, May 8, 2015. D'Andre Quinerly '15 was the selected student speaker.


Visit the University Commencement website for more 2015 photos, videos, and speaker transcripts.



Photos by Alex Chan '13, Shonda Pettiford, and Grad Images

Posted by UMass Amherst Commonwealth Honors College on Friday, May 8, 2015