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.
Mary-Beth Cooper, PhD, DM
Springfield College President
Need to get in touch with someone?
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|
|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|