President Cooper Update Regarding Commencement Ceremony for Class of 2020

Read the latest update from Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper regarding the official commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020.

Dear Springfield College Community,

Regrettably, I am writing to you to let you know the Springfield College Class of 2020 will have to wait even longer for its official commencement ceremony due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

We had hoped to hold both the undergraduate and graduate ceremonies the weekend of August 22-23, based on earlier feedback from our graduating students. 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 the inability of the MassMutual Center to accommodate us, we are once again delaying both ceremonies.

We will plan a Celebration of the Class of 2020 in October 2021. Coupled with Homecoming (Sept. 30 - October 3), the event will provide an opportunity for members of the Class of 2020 to walk across a stage in regalia and for faculty, staff, and family members to celebrate in-person their accomplishments.

I share in the disappointment that our recent graduates will have as they learn this news, but the health and safety of our graduates, their families, faculty, and staff remains our number one priority.


Mary-Beth Cooper

Springfield College President