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Elms College

Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States
Elms College is a dynamic, Catholic, coeducational liberal arts institution whose mission is to educate students of all backgrounds that have distinguished themselves inside and outside the classroom.

About

History

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.

Education

50+ Undergraduate, graduate, certificates of advanced graduate studies, doctorate.

Career

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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

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.

Housing services

  • 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.

Library services

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.

ICT services

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. 

Medical services

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.

Student Life

Campus life

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.

Sports facilities

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.

Student clubs

  • Active Minds
  • Bloom Literary Magazine
  • Campus Ministry Club
  • Club Oceanus
  • Dance Team
  • Cheerleading
  • Future Teachers’ Club
  • International Club
  • National Student Speech Language Hearing Association
  • Student Activities Board
  • Student Athlete Advisory Committee

Accreditation

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.

Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States

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