Students should arrive in the staging area of the MassMutual Center no later than 8:30 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.
There is no limit to the amount of guests that you can attend commencement.
No tickets are needed. The event is general admission, arena seating.
Family and friends attending graduation events who may require special accommodations should contact Tynisha Henderson, Director of Student Accommodations and Support Services, directly at 413-265-2333 or .
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.
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.
If you are a Spring graduate and cannot attend commencement, you can pick up your diploma from the registrar’s office any time after commencement has taken place. If you need additional arrangements or have any questions, you may contact the registrar’s office at .