Friday, May 17, 2013, 6:00 p.m. at the MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA.
Commencement Guest Ticket Lottery - if you were notified of your successful lottery entry, pick-up your tickets in Parenzo 101.
IMPORTANT FORMS, LETTERS AND OTHER INFORMATION (To be updated throughout the spring semester):
- Final Letter to Graduating Students
- Letter to Graduating Seniors: Eligibility, Guests, Registration, Tickets
- EMERGENCY Petition to Participate in Commencement
- Letter to Graduated Students
- Letter to Families of Graduating Students
- Caps & Gowns
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about Commencement? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who needs tickets to enter the MassMutual Center?
Graduating students will not need a ticket. However, all guests will need a ticket. The ticket will be scanned at the entrance. Each ticket has a distinct bar code and may be used only once. Very young children sitting in your lap wlll not need a ticket.
Faculty and staff who will be part of the processional will not need a ticket.
Will guest have assigned seating?
No, seating is open and available on a first-come, first served basis. Guests may enter the building beginning at 4:30 pm. Graduates should arrive no later than 4:30 pm.
How can Friends and Family view the ceremony online?
The ceremony can be viewed live - link from the Commencement webpage: www.westfield.ma.edu/commencement
Will refreshments be available?
Yes, the concession stands will be open.
Will I receive my diploma at the ceremony?
No, you will receive a diploma jacket. Your official diploma will be mailed to your address on record.
Is the facility handicapped accessible?
Yes, the MassMutual Center is fully accessible.
Can I still purchase my cap & gown?
Yes, please contact the Bookstore for hours. 413.579.3100
Will graduates be photographed at the Ceremony?
Yes, GradImages will be photographing all graduates at the graduation ceremony. Visit their website www.gradimages.com and click Pre-Event Email Registration. Enter your email and up to 6 emails of friends and family who would like to share in your accomplishment by viewing and ordering your photos.
After graduation, order online at www.gradimages.com or call (800) 261-2576.
Will there be a place to store my purse or other valuables?
No, please plan ahead and understand there is no place to secure valuables.
I have another question, who can I email?
Send your questions to email@example.com.
Last updated 5/10/13