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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.

News

ElmsSafe Plan 2020

“The Elms College family is a caring and close knit community…I know that, even though the situation is still evolving and there are many unknowns, we can and will join together to take on this challenge and make the fall semester successful.” Read more

Coronavirus Information and Updates

August 25, 2020: Update on College Compliance with MHE and AICUM Guidelines To ensure that the reopening of our campus is safe for our entire community, we have developed a robust reopening plan in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Massachusetts Higher Education (MHE) COVID-19 Working Group and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM). Read the MHE and AICUM reports. Read more

Casandra Gore, MAT ’18

By the time she entered middle school, Casandra Gore, MAT ’18, had already caught the “science bug.” Read more

Madison Rosado ’22

Lost in a Book Inhabiting the emotions and thoughts of others—even across centuries—is what drew Madison Rosado ’22 to creative writing.  Read more

One People, One House: Goodwill, hope emerge in Elms’ urban education effort

This column was part of The Republican’s series, One People, One House, and was published in The Republican on September 13, 2020. Read more

Joshua Clark, M.Ed. ’19

A Modern Polymath Social studies teacher. Political consultant. Honorary deputy sheriff…These are just a few of the caps that Joshua Clark, M.Ed. ’19 wears on a daily basis. Read more

Julian Brosi ’21

Historian in Training Studying history has taught Julian Brosi ’21 to narrow in on the smallest of details. Whether he is reading about post-WWII Europe or thinking about philosophy, Julian is constantly thinking about how the past can influence the future. 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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    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

How Will You Experience Elms?