Saturday, May 15, 2021: Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Academic Procession begins at 9:30 a.m. Ceremonies begin promptly at 10 a.m.

Accessibility Arrangements:

  • An interpreter for those who are hearing-impaired will be part of the commencement ceremony.
  • Graduating students attending the commencement ceremony or any other Elms sponsored event that may require accessibility related accommodations should contact Hillary Gregory to discuss the necessary arrangements no later than April 1, 2021.
  • Family and friends attending graduation events that may require accessibility related accommodations should contact Hillary Gregory, Director of Student Accommodations and Support Services, directly at 413-265-2333 or gregoryh@elms.edu.
  • An interpreter for those who are hearing-impaired will be part of the commencement ceremony.
  • Graduating students attending the commencement ceremony or any other Elms sponsored event that may require accessibility related accommodations should contact Hillary Gregory to discuss the necessary arrangements no later than April 1, 2021.
  • Family and friends attending graduation events that may require accessibility related accommodations should contact Hillary Gregory, Director of Student Accommodations and Support Services, directly at 413-265-2333 or gregoryh@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 Hillary Gregory at 413-265-2333 or gregoryh@elms.edu.

Local Hotel Information

Hampton Inn
600 Memorial Drive
Chicopee, MA 01020
413-593-1500

Comfort Inn & Suites
106 Capital Drive
West Springfield, MA 01089
413-736-5000

Residence Inn
64 Border Way
West Springfield, MA 01089
413-732-9543

Naomi’s Inn Bed & Breakfast
20 Springfield Street
Springfield, MA 01107
413-433-6019
http://www.NaomisInn.net

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place
1 Monarch Place
Springfield, MA 01144
800-325-3535

Springfield Marriott
2 Boland Way
Springfield, MA 01103
413-781-7111

Hilton Garden Inn
800 Hall of Fame Avenue
Springfield, MA
413-886-8000

Homewood Suites
375 Whitney Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040
413-532-3100

Marriott Residence Inn
500 Memorial Drive
Chicopee, MA
844-365-2964