one hundred thirty-seventh Commencement

Commencement at a Glance

May 13-14, 2023

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Plans for Commencement are subject to change.

Tickets are not required for either Undergraduate or Graduate
Commencement ceremonies.

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

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 137th Springfield College commencement exercises, planned by our Commencement Committee, to be held in Springfield, May 13-14, 2023. 

For undergraduate students, seniors will plan and participate in our traditional Baccalaureate program to be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023, 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, 2023, 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 13, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. on the campus. 

We hope that graduates will invite their families and friends to share in the weekend celebration. Information on each event, as well as relevant telephone numbers can be found at 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.


Mary-Beth A. Cooper, PhD, DM


Questions About Commencement

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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 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 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

Hampton Inn & Suites

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

MGM Springfield 

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

Hilton Garden Inn-Springfield

800 Hall of Fame Avenue
Springfield, MA 01105
(413) 886-8000

Sheraton Springfield 

Monarch Place Hotel 
One Monarch Place
Springfield, MA 01144
(413) 781-1010

Holiday Inn Express

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

Tower Square Hotel

Two Boland Way
Springfield, MA 01115
(888) 402-3297

LaQuinta Inn & Suites 

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