2020 Commencement at a Glance

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Mark your calendars for our 2020 commencement events.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Commencement weekend will be held during the 2021 Homecoming Weekend, Sept. 30 through Oct. 3, 2021.

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

Dear members of the Class of 2020,

I hope this note finds you and your family well. Regrettably, I am writing to you to let you know we will have to wait even longer for your official commencement ceremony. 

As you may recall, we had hoped to hold ceremonies the weekend of August 22-23. However, in order to mitigate the risk of large-group gatherings, to comply with Governor Baker's July 2 order pertaining to limits on gathering sizes in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and because MassMutual Center cannot guarantee that we can hold Undergraduate Commencement on Aug. 23, sadly, we must delay the ceremonies once again.

I continue to believe it is extremely important that the Class of 2020 has its own Commencement ceremony and celebration and I remain committed to that. In conversations with the senior class officers and College administration, we will plan a Celebration of the Class of 2020 in October 2021. Coupled with Homecoming Weekend (Sept. 30 - October 3), you can expect an opportunity to walk across a stage in your regalia, celebrate with faculty, family, and friends, as well as enjoy a senior dance and dinner. 

It is my hope and wish that everyone can join us to celebrate you! For those who cannot attend in person in 2021, a live stream of the ceremony will be viewable.  


Mary-Beth A. Cooper, PhD, DM

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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