Commencement at a Glance

Updates on the Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony, held Saturday, October 2, 2021

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

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

The Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, beginning at 9 a.m in the Field House of the Wellness & Recreation Complex on the Springfield College campus. Coupled with Homecoming Weekend (Sept. 30-Oct. 3), students can expect an opportunity to walk across a stage in their regalia; celebrate with faculty, family, and friends; and enjoy a reception hosted by President Mary-Beth Cooper and members of the Springfield College Alumni Council following the ceremony.  

All 2020 graduates will be contacted by the Office of the Registrar staff to confirm their attendance.

Academic regalia is required at Commencement should be  purchased through Herff-Jones at the following link: Herff-Jones.  Master's and doctoral students who are unsure of the appropriate hood color should refer to this chart.

For students who are not able to attend in person, the ceremony also will be streamed live and links will be posted prior to the ceremony.

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.

Special invitation to Class of 2020 Food Truck Festival

President Mary-Beth Cooper and members of the Springfield College Alumni Council invite you and your family to a Class of 2020 Food Truck Festival on Saturday, Oct. 2, immediately following the Commencement ceremony.

Please join President Cooper and the members of the Alumni Council behind the Field House for an array of fun, food, festivity, and music, all compliments of the Alumni Association. There also will be a cubs play area for the young members of your family we hope become future Springfield College students!

While this festival is with our compliments, we ask you to please register below so we can accommodate all attendees.

For questions regarding this festival, please email the Alumni Relations staff at alumni@springfield.edu. For questions regarding the Commencement exercises, please email academicaffairs@springfield.edu.

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.

Important Policies
We at Springfield College enjoy the opportunity to welcome our alumni guests back to the campus. Alumni visitors are considered esteemed guests and are asked to comport themselves as such and in accordance with College guidelines and policies. We know that, as a member of our community that is rooted in our Humanics philosophy, you will support us when we say that there will be zero tolerance for behavior that is counterintuitive to our policies and philosophy. To enter the registration site, please read our Discrimination and Harassment Policy; Alcoholic Beverages Policy; and Smoke-free, Tobacco-free Policy at the link above, and indicate that you have done so by clicking the "Accept and Register" button.

Accept and Register

Disability Accommodations
If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodations for the Food Truck Festival, please contact the Alumni Relations staff at alumni@springfield.edu.

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. 

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