Commencement 2017: When and where are they being held? Who’s speaking?

Speakers this year include Elizabeth Warren, Oprah Winfrey, John Lewis

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is seen here giving the commencement address for Berkshire Community College at Tanglewood in May of 2015. Warren is the featured speaker at the University of Massachusetts commencement on May 12. 2017.

(WWLP) – The academic year is coming to a close, and the next few weekends will feature several graduations here in western Massachusetts. 22News is working for you with a look at where and when undergraduate commencement ceremonies are being held, and who will be speaking at them.

Friday, May 12

  • University of Massachusetts– McGuirk Alumni Stadium, 4:00 P.M. – Featured Speaker: Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Saturday, May 13

  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts – Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium, 10:45 A.M. – Featured Speaker: Congressman John Lewis
  • American International College – MassMutual Center, 2:00 P.M. – Featured Speaker: Federal Judge Mark Mastroianni
  • Western New England University – Alumni Healthful Living Center, 2:00 P.M. – Featured Speaker: Robert B. Stein, Jr.

Sunday, May 14

  • Springfield College – MassMutual Center, 9:30 A.M. – Featured Speaker: Former State Sen. Gale Candaras

Saturday, May 20

  • Elms College – MassMutual Center, 10:00 A.M. – Featured Speaker: Dr. Carolyn Jacobs
  • Westfield State University– MassMutual Center, 4:00 P.M. – Featured Speaker: Attorney General Maura Healey
  • Hampshire College – Hampshire College Library Lawn, 11:00 A.M. – Featured Speaker: Keenaga-Yamahtta Taylor

Sunday, May 21

  • Amherst College – Amherst College Main Quadrangle – 10:00 A.M.
  • Smith College – Smith College Quadrangle, 10:00 A.M. – Featured Speaker: Oprah Winfrey
  • Mount Holyoke College – Richard Glenn Gettell Ampitheater, 10:30 A.M. – Featured Speaker: Dolores Huerta

Saturday, May 27

  • Holyoke Community College – MassMutual Center, 10:00 A.M.

Thursday, June 1

  • Springfield Technical Community College – MassMutual Center, 6:30 P.M.

Friday, June 2

  • Berkshire Community College – Tanglewood, 4:30 P.M. – Featured Speaker: Education Commissioner Carlos Santiago

Saturday, June 3

  • Greenfield Community College – GCC East Lawn, 12:00 P.M.

Sunday, June 4

  • Williams College – Library Quadrangle, 10:00 A.M. – Featured Speaker: Chimamanda Ngozo Adochie

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