Since we expect several thousand guests, please allow sufficient time to get through traffic in the Springfield area and find parking before the ceremony begins. All graduating students must arrive at the Exhibition Hall at the MassMutual Center between 8 and 8:30 a.m. Graduates are required to be in attendance at the pre-ceremony line-up activities no later than 8:30 a.m. in order to ensure the marching and seating order. The ceremony will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.
Traveling North on I-91:
- Take Exit 6 (Springfield Center) onto East Columbus Avenue.
- Continue up East Columbus Avenue (about 1/4 mile) to Court Street.
- Take a right onto Court Street and proceed past Symphony Hall, City Hall, and Sovereign Bank.
- The MassMutual Center is located at the corner of Court and Main Street across from Court Square.
Traveling South on I-91:
- Take Exit 7 (Springfield Center/Columbus Avenue).
- Turn left at the light at the end of the ramp.
- Circle under the highway and go straight through one light.
- Take a right at the second light onto Main Street.
- The MassMutual Center is located at 1277 Main Street across from Court Square.
Traveling West on Route 90:
- Take Exit 6 off the Mass Turnpike to Route 291.
- From Route 291, take Dwight Street Exit.
- Turn left at the end of the ramp and follow Dwight Street to the MassMutual Center.
Traveling East on Route 90:
- Take Exit 4 onto I-91 South.
Civic Center Parking Garage: This garage is located directly across from the MassMutual Center on Falcons Way. For more information, call (413) 732-3120.
Columbus Avenue – South Garage: This garage is located on Columbus Avenue just two blocks from the MassMutual Center. For more information call the Springfield Parking Authority at (413) 787-6118. For more information on the MassMutual Center, visit their Web site at www.massmutualcenter.com.
Sat., May 18, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.
Graduate commencement exercises will be held on Naismith Green; Degrees awarded will include all master's degrees, certificates of advanced instruction, and doctoral degrees.
Sat., May 18, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.
Baccalaureate ceremony exercises will be held on Naismith Green for bachelor's degree graduates and their families.
Sun., May 19, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.
Undergraduate commencement exercises will be held at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield, MA.