Spring classes remain online/remote, as are college offices. You can find COVID-19 information here.

Student Life


Holyoke Community College is looking forward to a meaningful and memorable virtual commencement on June 5, 2021. 

This live-stream event will be available at 10 a.m. on June 5, and accessible through our website and social media channels. It will include traditional commencement moments and a few special surprises. Members of our Board of Trustees, Alumni Council, HCC faculty and staff, and family and friends will be present to celebrate the achievements of our graduates. 


We have sent an invitation for you to come to campus this spring for the safe pickup of caps, gowns, and a few surprises. We will also provide you with ideas on how you can participate and how to make your day special. Please check your HCC email and visit this page regularly for updates. 


Last spring, your feedback helped inform the college's decision not to deliver your Commencement virtually; but rather, to wait until 2021 so that we could celebrate with you in person. Yet, as we know, the pandemic remains a threat to the health of our community, and we simply cannot be certain of our ability to safely gather in large crowds this spring. On February 5, 2021, we invited you to share your input once more in order to help us plan Commencement 2021. Your survey responses told us that, while certainly disappointed at the thought of not being able to gather as we typically would, you understand the circumstances we are facing. 

Please be assured that the Class of 2020 will be full participants in our virtual commencement this June 5. We have emailed you an invitation to pick-up your cap and gown, if you were unable to do so last year. Please check your HCC email and visit this page regularly for updates.