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This Is Elms

Elms College is a modern part of a living tradition established over 300 years ago by the Sisters of St. Joseph — a bold group of devout, progressive changemakers. We are dedicated to providing a rigorous education animated by a community where all are welcome. Religious or non-religious, we’re all on a journey to understand and maneuver the bigger world. We believe education is not an end in itself, but a path to discovering what we can each contribute to that world, our neighborhood, and one another. Discover Your Purpose.

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    We have over 50 undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate academic programs.
  • 75%
    75% of classes have fewer than 20 students, so you get to know your professors for a personalized education experience.
  • 95%
    The vast majority of our students receive financial aid. The average award is $34,000.
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    NECC Academic All-Conference student-athletes 2014-2018. Elms helps you grow mind and body.

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News

ElmsSafe Plan 2020-2021

“I continue to be inspired, though not surprised, by the way our community has come together to protect each other both inside and outside of the classroom since we resumed on campus living, learning, and working in August.” Read more

Request for Comments: CCNE Accreditation Review for MSN and DNP Programs

The Elms College School of Nursing will host a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation site visit for continued accreditation of its master of science in nursing and doctor of nursing practice programs from March 24-26, 2021 Read more

Despite COVID, Elms Community Prevails

As the spring 2020 semester ended with an empty campus and all classes switched to online instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, strategizing to safely reopen the college for the fall was well underway. Faculty and staff from every division worked together to reimagine the Elms experience, incorporating social distancing and safety protocols throughout campus to ensure the safety and edification of Elms College students and employees. But one question loomed for the fall: What would academics look like? Read more

$240,000 Grant to Fund Experiential Learning

Elms College has been awarded a three-year $240,000 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation in support of its ELMS (Experiential Learning Mastering Success) – Real World Ready! learning initiative.  Read more

Center Aims to Build Ethical, Religious, and Cultural Character

Critically examining the ways in which ethics, religion, and culture shape the world around us has always been a hallmark of an Elms College education. Whether working from a Catholic theological base or a secular ethical standpoint, students have been encouraged to think about human experience holistically. Challenging students to grapple with the grey areas of dialogue and cultural encounter has become the college’s modus operandi. Read more

A Christmas Message for Students, Faculty, and Staff

President Dumay sends a heartfelt Christmas message to Elms College students, faculty, and staff. Read more

The Elms Experience

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    Excellence

    Tyla Risucci '21

    EMT on the Path to Neurosurgery Tyla Risucci ’21, a double major in biology and chemistry, can pinpoint the exact moment she wanted to become a physician.  She was studying...
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  • Photo of alumnus Addison Ray '15 at a youth wrestling event
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    Addison Ray '15

    A Fighting Chance Wrestling has always been center stage for Addison Ray ’15. As an athlete, he has six years of experience duking it out on the mat. He’s been...
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    Faith

    Linda Humphrey Lyimo '21

    Catholic values are front and center for Linda Humphrey Lyimo '21, a transfer student from Tanzania. The CITS major fell in love with Elms thanks to her religious roots. A...
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  • Photo of Alejandra Ocasio '19, social work grad from Elms-STCC
    Justice

    Alejandra Ocasio '19

    A transformational internship gave social work graduate Alejandra Ocasio ’19 a new understanding of the connections between culture, identity, and educational achievement.  The “Cool Aunt” Social workers have a responsibility...
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  • Photo of a student in front of Berchmans Hall
    Excellence
    Tyla Risucci '21
  • Photo of alumnus Addison Ray '15 at a youth wrestling event
    Community
    Addison Ray '15
  • Photo of Linda Humphrey Lyimo '21
    Faith
    Linda Humphrey Lyimo '21
  • Photo of Alejandra Ocasio '19, social work grad from Elms-STCC
    Justice
    Alejandra Ocasio '19

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