When should I arrive at the MassMutual Center?

Students should arrive in the staging area of the MassMutual Center no later than 9:00 a.m. This allows the student time to line up in for the Processional into the arena that begins promptly at 9:30 a.m.

How many guests can attend?

There is no limit to the amount of guests that you can attend commencement.

How long is the ceremony?

The length of the ceremony varies from year to year based on the speakers and the number of graduates. Please plan on the ceremony lasting approximately 3 hours. It should be concluded by 1:00 p.m.

Is the ceremony being live streamed?

Yes, the ceremony will be live streamed on the Elms Commencement webpage starting at 9:30 a.m. with the Processional into the MassMutual center.

Do my guests need tickets?

No tickets are needed. The event is general admission, arena seating.