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 1 9am - 5pm
Saturday, May 9 8am - 4:30pm
Friday, May 15 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

MassMutual Seating Plan


MassMutual Center
1277 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103

Guests may enter the MassMutual Center (located on Falcons Way between Main St. and Dwight St.) beginning at 9 a.m. 


Friends and family attending the 2015 Commencement ceremony must have an admittance ticket provided by the graduate.  Tickets may only be used once and will be scanned at the entrance.  General Seating


Local Hotel Information

Clarion Hotel & Aqua Lagoon Water Park
1080 Riverdale Street
West Springfield, MA 01089

Hampton Inn
600 Memorial Drive
Chicopee, MA 01020

Days Inn
450 Memorial Drive
Chicopee, MA 01020

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

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

Hilton Garden Inn
800 Hall of Fame Avenue
Springfield, MA

Homewood Suites
375 Whitney Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040