Elms College 91st Commencement Ceremony

The Elms College 91st commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA. 

Watch Commencement

If you have general commencement inquiries or questions, please email studentaffairs@elms.edu
or call 413-265-2210.

Information for Attendees

For detailed information for students click here.
For detailed information for family and guests click here.

Ordering Caps and Gowns

Students can pick up their regalia in the college bookstore. If you have any questions, please contact the bookstore at 413-265-2273.

Bookstore hours:

  • Monday, May 9th: 10am – 5pm
  • Tuesday, May 10th: 10am – 6pm
  • Wednesday, May 11th: 10am – 6pm
  • Thursday, May 12th: 10am – 5pm
  • Friday, May 13th: 10am – 6pm
  • Saturday, May 14th – CLOSED

Academic Commencement Events 2022

EventDate and TimeLocation & InformationResponsible Individual; Others
Senior ToastMonday, May 9, 4:00pmFirst Floor – Alumnae LibraryPlease RSVP here  if you plan to attend. 
Graduate and Doctoral Student Hooding CeremonyTuesday May 10, 6:00pmVeritas Auditorium
View Program
Joyce Hampton; Terry Reske
Baccalaureate Nursing Pinning Ceremony Wednesday May 11, 6:00pmVeritas AuditoriumTerry Reske; Deana Nunes
Thursday May 12, 6:30pm Zoom Based EventWatch your email for the link!
Baccalaureate Mass and Blessing of the HoodsFriday May 13, 5:30pmVeritas AuditoriumEileen Kirk; Andrew Mercado
*Arrive at 8am*
Saturday May 14, 9:30amMass Mutual Center
View Program
Teresa Winters; Walter Breau

Accessibility Arrangements:

  • There will be an interpreter
  • Students, family and friends attending graduation events that may require accessibility related accommodations should contact Tiffani Ashline, Director of Student Accommodations and Support Services, directly at 413-265-2333 or ashlinet@elms.edu.
  • The MassMutual Center has reserved seating sections available for individuals who use wheelchairs or who have mobility challenges. The spaces are limited, so please plan accordingly. A MassMutual attendant may be able to assist you in locating these sections and may be able to assist any person in need of mobility support, including escorting guests to accessible seating areas.
  • The MassMutual Center offers drop-off and pick-up areas at the Box Office entrance on the corner of Bruce Landon Way and Main Street for guests requiring mobility assistance. https://www.massmutualcenter.com/accessibility
  • If you have specific accommodation needs not listed above nor on the MassMutual Center Accessibility link, please contact Tiffani Ashline at 413-265-2333 or ashlinet@elms.edu.

Information for Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff should arrive at the MassMutual Center located at 1277 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103 by 9:00 a.m. Parking is available in the parking garage for a fee, also MGM has free parking nearby, or there may be free on street parking.  Faculty and Staff in academic regalia will process into the arena beginning promptly at 9:30 a.m.

Have a GREAT Commencement!

Image courtesy of masslive.com 2019