one hundred thirty-sixth Commencement

Commencement at a Glance

May 14-15, 2022

Requests for additional information should be sent to commencement@springfield.edu.

Plans for Commencement are subject to change based on new developments in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Graduation cap that says "Be the change you wish to see in the world"

Stream Graduate Commencement | Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 9:30 a.m.

Stream Baccalaureate | Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 1:30 p.m.

Stream Undergraduate Commencement | Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 9:30 a.m.


Dear Graduating Students, Families, and Friends,

The work that students do throughout their tenure at Springfield College culminates with the conferral 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 our students’ lives. 

Please join us for the 136th Springfield College commencement exercises, planned by our Commencement Committee, to be held in Springfield, May 14-15, 2022. 

For undergraduate students, seniors will plan and participate in our traditional Baccalaureate program to be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 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 15, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., at the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield.

For graduate students, the Graduate Commencement Ceremony (including the hooding of all doctoral candidates) will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. on the campus. A number of pre-commencement events also will be held.

The Graduate Commencement Ceremony does not require tickets. For information on tickets for the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, please visit the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony page.

Please carefully review this information and call us with any questions.

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

Sincerely,

Mary-Beth A. Cooper, PhD, DM

President


Questions About Commencement

For general questions regarding the Commencement ceremonies, please contact academicaffairs@springfield.edu.

Accessibility and Accommodations

Live captioning and sign language interpreters will be provided. For more information about accessibility at the events or to request disability-related accommodations, please contact staff at Disability & Accessibility Services at ascdas@springfield.edu or (413) 748-3389.

COVID Guidelines
Springfield College is following COVID guidelines shared by the Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Please visit springfield.edu/covid for the latest updates.

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Important Numbers

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

Office of Academic Affairs (413) 748-3197
Bookstore (413) 748-3597
Business Office (413) 748-3116
Emergency Line (413) 748-5555
Office of the Registrar (413) 748-3530
School of Arts and Sciences (413) 748-3713
School of Physical Education, Performance, and Sport Leadership (413) 748-3385
School of Health Sciences (413) 748-3820
School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences (413) 748-3065
Office of Student Affairs (413) 748-3100
Office of Student Activities (413) 748-3142

Springfield Area Hotels

Hotels fill up quickly around commencement time, so making reservations as soon as possible helps to ensure attendees have accommodations. Below is a list of hotels in Springfield, Mass. For a more detailed list of area hotels, please contact the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at (800) 723-1548 or info@explorewesternma.com. 

Hampton Inn & Suites

851 East Columbus Avenue
Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 310-2291
hamptoninn.com

MGM Springfield 

One MGM Way
Springfield, MA 01144
(413) 273-5000
mgmspringfield.com

Hilton Garden Inn-Springfield

800 West Columbus Avenue
Springfield, MA 01105
(413) 886-8007
springfield.gardeninn.com

Sheraton Springfield 

Monarch Place Hotel 
One Monarch Place
Springfield, MA 01144
(413) 781-1010
sheraton.marriott.com

Holiday Inn Express

145 State Street
Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 285-8436
hiexpress.com

Tower Square Hotel

Boland Way/Columbus Avenue
Springfield, MA 01115
(413) 781-7111 or (800) 228-9290
thetowersquarehotel.com

LaQuinta Inn & Suites 

100 Congress Street
Springfield, MA 01104
(413) 781-0900
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