American International College will be live streaming our 2017 Commencement ceremonies. Click on the following link to go directly to the event’s YouTube page.Live Stream
It is a celebration of your academic and personal success – a day to reflect on all you’ve accomplished and on the person you hope to become in the years ahead. This page provides graduates, families, and friends the information they need leading up to the May 13th event. We will post any needed updates about Commencement and related Commencement events here, so please visit this page often.
While you will always be a member of the American International College community, Commencement begins a new and exciting chapter in your life’s journey.Learn More
Graduates please arrive at the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield at noon and join your classmates in Exhibition Hall A. Enter on the Main Street side of the building and follow the signs.Learn More
Invite as much of your family and as many of your friends as you would like. The more the merrier! Follow our guides to ensure everyone makes it to commencement without any issues.Learn More
Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient
Federal Court Judge Mark Mastroianni, who graduated from American International College (AIC) in 1986, will deliver the commencement address to graduate and undergraduate students and receive an honorary degree from the College. Judge Mastroianni was a member of the AIC Board of Trustees from 2012–2014. He will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree awarded for outstanding achievement in the social sciences and for significant community contributions at the local and national levels.
Honorary Degree Recipient
American International College alumnus James Hagan, who graduated with an MBA in 1988, will receive an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree awarded for outstanding achievement and service in the field of commerce. Hagan has spent his career in the banking business, having been with Westfield Bank for more than 20 years, serving as vice president of commercial lending and chief operations officer before becoming president and chief executive officer.
Please login to the Commencement page on myAIC for an overview of what steps you’ll need to take before graduation. Please read each of the steps outlined carefully to ensure that you do not overlook any required.
NOTE: Commencement Participation Policy
Students who elect to participate in American International College (AIC) Commencement ceremonies are advised that, in order to wear Commencement regalia and accept a diploma cover on stage as part of the class processional, the student must be in good standing and within six (6) credits of completing all degree requirements. Students within this six-credit window must obtain written permission to participate from the Office of Academic Affairs. You can contact the Office at 413.205.3449.
Exceptions to this policy may be granted for students in such programs as MEd, MBA, OT, and those others that are not scheduled to be completed until after the official Commencement exercises. In consideration of these students, the president has granted approval for those who are in programs scheduled to be completed by the end of summer to participate in the May 13, 2017 Commencement ceremony, even though they may still have outstanding course requirements to complete.
All graduating students are expected to complete the mandatory online graduate Exit Survey. A link to the survey will be sent to your AIC email account in mid-April. Completion of this survey is necessary in order to ensure that your name stays on the commencement list. All students who have received federal loans should visit the Financial Aid Office to complete an Exit Interview as well.
As you officially receive your degree, we wish you future success and growth. If you have questions not addressed on this page, please call the Office of Academic Affairs at 413.205.3449.
Please note: Degree certificates will not be given out at the May 13th Commencement ceremony. AIC will mail all degrees at a later date.
All graduates must arrive at the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield at noon and join their classmates in Exhibition Hall A. Enter on the Main Street side of the building and follow the signs. There will be signs to identify where each school and degree group should line up. Put on your academic regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) and find your place in line. If you have a hood, please carry it over your arm.
For more information regarding the ceremony, please click on the items below.
Please use the following guide as you make plans to attend Commencement on May 13th. (Click on each of the items below for more information.) If you have additional questions, please call the Office of Academic Affairs at 413.205.3449.
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