Welcome to College of Our Lady of the Elms, a distinguished provider of Catholic higher education in western New England.
For more than 80 years, Elms has provided an education combining academic excellence, a strong sense of community, and a commitment to justice, all within the framework of Catholic social teaching. Our students often begin their Elms careers with a passion for positive change, and leave with the tools necessary to make change happen.
At Elms, we treat you as an individual. The personal attention you receive from our faculty and staff will give you the support and confidence you need to succeed after Elms, whether it is to further your education or begin your career. Everyone here is committed to your success, every step of the journey.
Our academic programs are organized in seven divisions:
In addition to our undergraduate programs, we have a strong complement of graduate and continuing education opportunities as well, especially in the areas of education and healthcare.
Our goal is not simply to prepare you for a career, but to help you develop as a whole person, physically, spiritually, and emotionally, as well as intellectually. Elms graduates are known for being principled, responsible, and effectual learners who care about the welfare of others.
Please take the time to get to know us by visiting campus and exploring this website.
Being a part of Elms will change your life, and help you create positive change in others.
Mary Reap, IHM, Ph.D., president of Elms College
We are a private Catholic coeducational liberal arts college founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, Massachusetts. Elms College is located in Chicopee, Massachusetts, and grants associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.