We are a private Catholic coeducational liberal arts college founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, Massachusetts. Elms College is located in Chicopee, Massachusetts, and grants associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
50+ Undergraduate, graduate, certificates of advanced graduate studies, doctorate.
The Career Center provides resources and programs to support your career exploration. Assistance may include: finding internships; looking for part-time and full-time employment; preparing for graduate school; internship sites, to future professional employment opportunities. The center director can help you identify and clarify your short- and long-term goals, qualities, skills, knowledge, talents, and abilities, and guide you in applying these qualifications in hands-on learning experiences.
11,000+ alumni; more than 50% live in the Pioneer Valley. Elms alumni can be found making a difference around the world in 49 states and 20 countries.
Affirming the Elms College values of faith, community, justice, and excellence, the Student Leadership Institute (SLI) strives to offer all students the opportunity to engage in a variety of experiences that benefit their leadership development.
Alumnae Library is more than the portal for scholarly research. It houses the Alumnae Learning Commons, Student Accommodations and Support Servicesand The Student Success Center, which includes The Academic Resource Center(for tutoring), and the Advising Center.
There are computer labs on campus that are available to all Elms College students. You will need your student ID card to use one of these labs. The labs are located on the first floor of the Mary Dooley College Center, in rooms 203 and 209 of Berchmans Hall, and the lower level of Alumnae Library.
Elms College’s health center assists students with health promotion activities and practices that contribute to life-long wellness. We are equipped to handle everything from seasonal illnesses and common health concerns to the management of significant episodic and chronic health issues.
Elms College is a modern part of this living tradition. Here, Universal Inclusion, Interfaith, Community, Excellence and Justice aren’t abstractions, they’re the cherished values we work to manifest in the world and our lives. All are welcome, all are supported in their individual journey.
The Maguire Center includes an aerobics/weight room, a 25-meter handicapped-accessible six-lane pool, a wood-floored gymnasium that can host basketball or volleyball events, an elevated rubberized 100-meter track, a sports medicine facility, a laundry room, and four locker rooms. The aerobics/ weight room holds a full-line of Cybex weight training machines, free weights and other multi-purpose apparatus, top-quality Life stride treadmills and Life cycles, Stairmaster steppers, and a Precor climber.
Elms College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. Accreditation by the NECHE indicates that the institution has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators.