Plan ahead! We all want this to be a very special day for our graduates and their family and friends. The Greater Springfield area has a wide range of dining options and a number of nice hotel venues. Please visit the Valley Visitor to find listings of local restaurants and hotels. If you are planning on a celebratory dinner the evening of Commencement, you might consider 7:30 p.m. and after a reasonable time for your reservation. Call early since the 178th Ceremony will attract 5500+ graduates and guests! Enjoy!