2021 Commencement at a Glance

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Planning for the 2021 Commencement is underway. Please read the announcement below sent from Dr. Cooper on Feb. 1, 2021 for the most up to date information.

Please note: the Class of 2020 will have its own Commencement ceremony and celebration. The Celebration of the Class of 2020 will occur in October 2021, coupled with Homecoming Weekend (Sept. 30 - October 3). Students can expect an opportunity to walk across a stage in their regalia, celebrate with faculty, family, and friends, as well as enjoy a senior dance and dinner. 

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

Feb. 1, 2021

Dear Springfield College Students,

In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and with the uncertainty of how long it will impact large gatherings, it has become clear that we will not be able to hold our May 2021 Commencement ceremonies as originally planned. This includes the Undergraduate Commencement at the MassMutual Center and Baccalaureate and the Graduate Ceremony in our field house. In a year that has been characterized by changes of plans and scaled back gatherings, we know this is sad news, especially for our graduating students. But, we are committed to holding a celebration that will be meaningful for our graduating students and their families.

We want to design alternatives that will be meaningful for you. This might include holding smaller graduation celebrations instead, such as by schools or departments, and creating an opportunity for graduates to walk across a stage in academic regalia (within all pandemic restrictions for social distancing and masking). On or about February 15, all prospective 2021 graduates will receive a survey asking what it is that is most important for you to experience during a graduation celebration. Knowing what our 2021 graduates would find special will help us plan for a memorable experience.

At about the same time as this survey goes out, information will also be shared about other Commencement-related milestones, including ordering caps and gowns and the Senior and Graduate Student Exit Survey. 

Commencement is a culmination of hard work and deserves a celebration. Please take some time to complete the survey so that you can help us plan meaningful celebrations. My many thanks to all of you for your patience and understanding as we manage these uncertain times.

Sincerely,

Mary-Beth Cooper, PhD, DM
Springfield College President

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