Read HCC's COVID-19 policies here. Road work is ongoing. View our road/parking lot closure map.

Student Life

2022 Commencement

We can't wait to celebrate Commencement in our 75th anniversary year. Following are important details to note.


June 4, 2022 at 10 a.m.


MassMutual Center
1277 Main Street
Springfield, Massachusetts 01103


Sheila Gould, associate professor of Education and recipient of the 2022 Elaine Marieb Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, will lead the procession of faculty, staff and graduates into the MassMutual arena and give the keynote address.

Biology major Yannelis Cruz '22 of Springfield will give a speech to her classmates as student orator. Carolyn Sicbaldi '22 of South Hadley will present the class gift. Liberal arts major Deanna Bach '22 of Longmeadow and music major Elena Ciampa '22 of Florence will both give musical performances of original songs. 

Alumni from the classes of 2020 and 2021, who were not able to celebrate their graduations in person because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will also be recognized. 

Springfield entrepreneur Mychal Connolly '04 will be honored with a distinguished service award for all he has done for HCC students and alumni. 

Check out our social feed!