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2019 Commencement Ceremony

Thank you for attending our 120th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2019! Congratulations, Class of 2019!

Live Simulcast

Click to watch the archived live stream of Commencement.


A representative from Grad Images will be taking photographs of every graduate as they cross the stage. Information about ordering copies of these photos will be mailed to graduates. The college will post a link for more info and to log in to view your photos when they are ready. 

Handicapped Access

Parking is available behind Murdock Hall with additional parking behind Bowman Hall.

Seating is available in the first section to the left as you enter the gym; this section is reserved for handicapped persons plus one guest only.

Contact Information

  • Graduate Registration - Registrar's Office, 413.662.5216
  • Graduate or Parent Questions - Student Development, 413.662.5129
  • MBA Graduate Questions - Nancy Ovitsky, 413.662.5306
  • M.Ed. Graduate Questions - Michelle Delisle, 413.662.5381
  • Parking / Handicapped Access / Wheelchair Requests - Public Safety, 413.662.5284
  • General Event Questions – Jackie Kelly, 413.662.5201


Commencement 2019 Events

Friday, May 17

Baccalaureate Line Up (students only)
1:30 p.m., Amsler Campus Center, Sullivan Lounge


2 p.m., Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium (no tickets required)
Reception to follow

Saturday, May 18

Commencement 2019 Seating
9:30 a.m., Amsler Campus Center, Gymnasium
Ticketed guests are invited to arrive at the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium and begin seating within the designated areas. Each graduate will be provided tickets for this event. Please see one of the MCLA staff members or ushers that day for assistance. Also, please remember that seating is on a first come first serve basis.

Student Line Up
10 a.m., Venable Hall, Gymnasium
Graduating students participating in the Commencement 2019 exercises are required to check in at the Venable gym and will line up in this area to begin the procession to the Amsler Campus Center. Please be in attendance by 10:00 a.m.!

Commencement 2019 Ceremony
11 a.m., Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium and simulcast in Sullivan Lounge and The Market Place (10:45 a.m. Procession begins)

Campus Reception
Following the Commencement Ceremony, Murdock Lawn
Following the ceremony, a reception will be held on Murdock Lawn for our graduates and guests.  (no tickets required)

Congratulations Class of 2019!