Commencement 2018

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 12th graduation event. We will post any needed updates about Commencement and related Commencement events here, so please visit this page often.

Your Commencement Details

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Master's & Bachelor's Candidates

Master’s and bachelor’s candidates please arrive at the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield at 7:00 a.m. and join your classmates in Exhibition Hall A. Enter on the Main Street side of the building and follow the signs.

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Doctoral Candidates

The 2018 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at the Esther B. Griswold Theatre after the main campus Commencement. Doctoral candidates should arrive at Courniotes Hall
Room 112 at 1 p.m.

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony Details


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Parents, Family, and Friends

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.

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Live Stream

American International College will be live streaming our 2018 Commencement ceremonies. A link will be available below to go directly to the event’s YouTube page.

Faculty Regalia

Faculty Regalia

Faculty can order the finest regalia at In order to have regalia for academic awards, the order must be placed by Friday, March 23rd. Faculty can still order regalia for Commencement until April 3rd.

Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients

To Be Announced


Please login to the Commencement page on myAIC for the most up to date 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.

Commencement Participation Policy
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How do I order my cap and gown (regalia) for graduation?

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 12th Commencement Ceremony. AIC will mail all degrees at a later date.

Master’s & Bachelor’s Ceremony

All graduates are encouraged to arrive at the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield when doors open at 7:00 a.m. 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.

  • All purses, cameras, and other items should be left with your family or guests. These items tend to create disruptions, so please do not bring them into the Commencement Ceremony.
  • Alcoholic beverages of any kind are strictly prohibited. Drinking of alcoholic beverages before or during Commencement is not permitted.
  • Balloons (including helium balloons) and beach balls are not permitted inside the MassMutual Center. Such items will be confiscated before being allowed entry into the building.

For more information regarding the ceremony, please click on the items below.

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Parents, Family, and Friends

Parent’s, family and friends are encouraged to arrive at the MassMutual Center when the general public doors open at 8 a.m. Please use the following guide as you make plans to attend Commencement on May 12th. (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.

MassMutual Center Directions
Special Accommodations
Dining and Lodging
Inviting Foreign Guests to Commencement
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