Commencement Information

Graduation Gowns, Caps, and Hoods

Graduation gowns, caps, and hoods are ordered and picked up in the bookstore. If you have not already done so, please order your gown immediately. Extended bookstore hours include:

Friday, May 2 9am - 5pm
Saturday, May 10 8am - 4:30pm
Friday, May 16 9am - 6pm

Flowers and Photos 

Elms College Campus Ministry will be selling flowers for $20 a bouquet at the MassMutual Center box office entrance for Commencement. Proceeds from the sales are used to support Elms College Campus Ministry service activities, so treat your graduate (or yourself) to flowers and contribute to a very worthy cause. Photos taken by Elms College staff during these events will be posted on the Elms College Facebook page as soon as the are available (

Travel Resources 


Directions to the MassMutual Center can be found Here.

MassMutual Seating Plan

seating plan


MassMutual Center
1277 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103

Local Hotel Information

Hampton Inn
600 Memorial Drive
Chicopee, MA  01020

Econo Lodge
357 Burnett Road
Chicopee, MA  01020

Quality Inn
463 Memorial Drive
Chicopee, MA  01020

Days Inn
450 Memorial Drive
Chicopee, MA  01020

Comfort Inn & Suites
106 Capital Drive
West Springfield, MA  01089

Quality Inn
1150 Riverdale Street
West Springfield, MA  01089

Residence Inn
500 Memorial Drive
Chicopee, MA  01020

Residence Inn
64 Border Way
West Springfield, MA  01089

Naomi’s Inn Bed & Breakfast
20 Springfield Street
Springfield, MA  01107

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place
1 Monarch Place
Springfield, MA  01144

Springfield Marriott
2 Boland Way
Springfield, MA  01103