2020 Commencement Guide

Get directions to Commencement

Get directions to the Springfield College Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, Graduate Commencement Ceremony, and Baccalaureate below. 

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Directions to the Springfield College Main Campus

Graduate Ceremony and Baccalaureate

From the East or West - View the Map / Get Driving Directions

Take Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 6. Turn left to Interstate 291 West. Proceed one mile to Exit 5 (East Springfield, Indian Orchard). After you turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Route 20A, you should be prepared to get in the left lane. Take immediate left at traffic signal onto Roosevelt Avenue. Proceed three miles to Alden Street. Turn right onto Alden Street and proceed .5 miles to campus.

From the North - View the Map / Get Driving Directions

Take Interstate 91 (South). Exit onto Interstate 291. Follow 291 for 4.2 miles to Exit 5B (Route 20A West, East Springfield). After you turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Route 20A, you should be prepared to get in the left lane. Take immediate left at traffic signal onto Roosevelt Avenue. Proceed three miles to Alden Street. Turn right onto Alden Street and proceed .5 miles to campus.

From the South - View the Map / Get Driving Directions

Take Interstate 91 (North). Take Exit 2 (Route 83). Follow Route 83 to second traffic signal. Turn right onto Sumner Avenue. Proceed 2.1 miles to Roosevelt Avenue on left. Proceed through two traffic lights and bear left at next stop sign remaining on Roosevelt Avenue for .5 miles to Alden Street (first left at bridge). Turn left on Alden Street and proceed .5 miles to campus

Directions to the MassMutual Center

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Since we expect several thousand guests, please allow sufficient time to get through traffic in the Springfield area and find parking before the ceremony begins. All graduating students must arrive at the Exhibition Hall at the MassMutual Center between 8 and 8:30 a.m. Graduates are required to be in attendance at the pre-ceremony line-up activities no later than 8:30 a.m. in order to ensure the marching and seating order. The ceremony will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.

The MassMutual Center is located at 1277 Main Street, at the corner of Court and Main Street across from Court Square in downtown Springfield.

Traveling North on I-91
Take Exit 6 (Springfield Center) onto East Columbus Avenue. Continue up East Columbus Avenue (about 1/4 mile) to Court Street. Take a right onto Court Street and proceed past Symphony Hall, City Hall, and Sovereign Bank.

Traveling South on I-91
Take Exit 7 (Springfield Center/Columbus Avenue). Turn left at the light at the end of the ramp. Circle under the highway and go straight through one light. Take a right at the second light onto Main Street.

Traveling West on Route 90
Take Exit 6 off the Mass Turnpike to Route 291. From Route 291, take Dwight Street Exit. Turn left at the end of the ramp and follow Dwight Street to the MassMutual Center.

Traveling East on Route 90
Take Exit 4 onto I-91 South. Follow directions above from south on I-91.

Parking for the MassMutual Center
The MassMutual Center does not own or operate any local parking facilities. Parking is available in the Civic Center Parking Garage located on Bruce Landon Way. The Civic Center Parking Garage is owned by the Springfield Parking Authority. For additional parking information, please visit the Springfield Parking Authority website at springfieldparkingauthority.com.