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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.

The White House and the U.S. Department of Education are inviting college campuses across the country to join us in our efforts to end the pandemic by signing up College Vaccine Campus Challenge. Elms College is proud to accept the challenge, and do everything we can to ensure our students, faculty, and staff are safe!

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    We have over 50 undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate academic programs.
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    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 2021-2022

Watch this short video to learn about COVID-19 vaccine requirements for the Fall 2021 semester. “Elms College will require undergraduate and graduate students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to returning to campus for the Fall 2021 semester.”  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

A Career Ten Years in the Making

“By the time you leave here, I’m going to walk to you.”  Read more

Mary Rossiter ’67

Mary Rossiter ‘67 has a few peculiar memories she holds close to her heart when she thinks about her time at Elms College. Catching frogs from a stream near campus. Bringing home fruit flies for a genetics experiment over the Easter holiday. And, last but not least, building a kymograph—an instrument to measure changes in pressure or motion—with her friends in the lab. Read more

Driven to Make a Difference

There aren’t many college students who can say they have impacted the lives of thousands of critically ill children and their families before they even start their nursing careers, but Madison Quinn ’23 can. Read more

The Elms Experience

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    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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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Alejandra Ocasio '19

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