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Student Life

Celebrating You: The Class of 2020

We need to keep our community healthy, but that doesn't mean we aren't going to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2020!

It's time to celebrate the resilience, creativity, and perseverance of the members of the Class of 2020. Prior to cheering you on as you walk across the graduation stage at the MassMutual Center in 2021, we're inviting our community to participate in joyous (remote) festivities leading up to a virtual celebration that will be available for streaming beginning at noon on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, which will include congratulatory remarks, student speeches, recognitions, music, and more! We invite you to send a photo or video to share during the celebration to commencement@hcc.edu.

Don't forget to mark your calendar, and until then, share messages of celebration and inspiration on social media using the hashtag #HolyokeCC20.

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how to celebrate

  • Members of the Class of 2020 will be invited to pick up their caps and gowns from campus in the coming weeks. Snap a celebratory pic and share with the hashtag #HolyokeCC20!
  • Celebrate by submitting a message of congratulations. Send photos or videos to commencement@hcc.edu, and we'll share them on social media.
  • Plan a virtual watch party with friends and family across the globe. The video launches at 12 noon on Thrusday, Aug. 20. Got a scheduling conflict? The video celebration will be available for viewing afterwards. 
  • Check your mail: Our soon-to-be-grads will be receiving a special gift box from HCC containing gifts and extra ways to party.

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I am so impressed with each of you and the resilience you have demonstrated. Take advantage of every opportunity to celebrate because you truly deserve it."

President Christina Royal

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