85th Commencement 2016


Elms College held its 85th commencement exercises at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Our Commencement Speaker was Dr. James O'Connell, president of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Read the transcript of his address.

Our valedictorian is Samantha Alvino, a double major in early childhood education and sociology and a four-year scholar-athlete. Read her address.

Our salutatorian is Adam Kuzdzal, an accounting major and four-year scholar-athlete. Read his address.

For highlights from the big day, including videos, photos, articles, and tweets, view our Storify feed below. The full photo album can be found on Facebook.