Charism refers to any good gift that flows from God’s love to humans. Striving to be part of that gift, over 350 years ago, six women gathered on a daily basis to share their hearts and serve their neighbor’s needs. Rather than cloistered, or, away from the outside world, they were active agents of change. In 1650, they formally became the Sisters of St. Joseph.
With Elms organized into two schools and six divisions, the freedom to explore is supported by academic rigor.
Wherever you are in your academic career–freshman through graduate–we are here to help you navigate and take an active role in discovering your career path. From exploring different career options to finding internships to looking for part-time and full-time employment to preparing for graduate school, our programs, and resources are available to you every step of the way.
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A college is made up of more than classrooms. Our administrative offices manage our daily operations down to the tiniest detail, from managing financial transactions to making sure the campus-wide wifi is up and running.
Living on campus is an experience that enhances and enriches your college experience outside of the classroom. Your residence hall is more than just a place to sleep and study, but a place to build lifelong friendships with students who are different from yourself.
When you live on campus, our residence halls become your home, our dining hall is your dining room, and you’ll find dozens of new places to hang out with your friends.
Elms has no residency requirement for enrolled students, but we highly encourage students, even from the local area, to consider living on campus.
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.
If it’s online or plugged in, chances are we made it work. Our office oversees all technology related resources including computer labs, internet and wireless access, email accounts, classroom technology, and much more. We provide technical support to students, faculty and staff through the Help Desk.
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.The Partyka Natatorium pool serves as both the home facility of the college's varsity swimming programs, as well as various other nautilus health classes.
Elms College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Accreditation by the NEASC indicates that the institution has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators.