2017 Commencement at a Glance

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Mark your calendars for our 2017 commencement events.

  • Graduate Commencement: Saturday, May 13, 2017
  • Undergraduate Commencement: Sunday, May 14, 2017
  • Baccalaureate: Saturday, May 13, 2017
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Dear Graduating Students, Families, and Friends,

The work that students do throughout their tenure at Springfield College culminates with the conference of bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. Each year, Springfield College trustees, members of the faculty and staff, and I look forward to celebrating our students’ accomplishments at our annual commencement exercises. This ceremony is a way to honor and mark years of study and preparation, and celebrate the beginning of the next phase of the students’ lives.

Please join us for the 131st Springfield College Commencement exercises, planned by our Commencement Committee, to be held in Springfield, May 13-14, 2017.

For undergraduate students, seniors will plan and participate in our traditional Baccalaureate program to be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. on the campus. Seniors and families alike agree that it is one of our most meaningful events, so I encourage you and your family to attend. Then, the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony will take place Sunday, May 14, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., at the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield. 

For graduate students, the Graduate Commencement Ceremony (including the hooding of all doctorate candidates) will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. on the campus. Learn about pre-commencement events.

These events do not require tickets, so we hope that you will invite your families and friends to share in your celebration weekend. Information on each event, as well as relevant telephone numbers appears in the Commencement Guide as well as on these Web pages. Please carefully review this information and call us if you have any questions.

We look forward to celebrating with you in May and honoring the triumphs of our graduating scholars.


Mary-Beth A. Cooper, PhD, DM

Need to get in touch with someone?

Important Numbers

If you need to get in touch with an office, department, or division during Commencement Weekend, use one of the numbers below. 

Division of Academic Affairs (413) 748-3197
Bookstore (413) 748-3597
Business Office (413) 748-3116
Commencement Hazardous Weather Site Information Line (413) 748-5999
Emergency Line (413) 748-5555
Office of the Registrar (413) 748-3530
School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies (413) 748-3713
School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (413) 748-3385
School of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation Studies (413) 748-3820
School of Professional and Continuing Studies (413) 748-3204
School of Social Work (413) 748-3065
Division of Student Affairs (413) 748-3100
Office of Student Activities (413) 748-3142