Friday, May 20, 2011

Commencement 2011

Tomorrow is a big day in the history of Western New England. We will be holding our final commencement as a college tomorrow beginning at 2:00 pm. The ceremony will be held in the Athletic Healthful Living Center and we anticipate handing out about 700 bachelor's degrees, four doctoral degrees, and an honorary degree.

The commencement address will be given by political humorist Jimmy Tingle who has been on shows such as "60 Minutes", "The Tonight Show", and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" among others. Tingle will also receive an Honorary Doctor of Human Letters degree from President Anthony S. Caprio.

From an Admissions standpoint, we are proud to report that one of our office's associates will be delivering the valedictorian address. Senior Kelli Gustavson will be addressing her classmates, school officials, and families. This is a tremendous honor for Kelli and we were very fortunate to be able to work with her during her time here at WNE. We are proud of all of our graduates and wish them the best of luck in the future!

You can stream this year's commencement online from your home beginning at 2:00 pm on 5/21/11 by visiting this site:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Summer Visit Program

It is hard to believe, but summer is fast approaching! For you juniors out there, the summer time also is a great opportunity to start visiting some prospective institutions. Here at Western New England, we offer a fantastic chance to see our campus from a unique perspective.

This experience is known as Summer Visit and runs from Monday, June 13th through Thursday, July 21st. For $50 a night, students and their families are able to stay in one of our townhouses on campus in Evergreen. The Summer Visit Program is also open to any Guidance Counselors and their families who are looking to see Western New England. We provide the basic toiletries to make your stay as comfortable as possible. You will be given a tour of our beautiful campus, a meal pass to our dining hall, as well as a pass to use our athletic facilities for the duration of your stay. Our townhouses can accommodate up to six people, and families are allowed to stay on campus for a maximum of two consecutive nights.

This option is best utilized if families also check out the greater Springfield area. If you are just looking to get away from your town for a night or two, Summer Visit can be a great opportunity to get out of the house and see a college! With your reservation, you are given a list of area attractions that can help to maximize your stay with us. If you are interested in signing up, please call our Admissions Office at 413-782-1321 and ask about the Summer Visit Program. Call today as the townhouse availability is already starting to fill up! We hope to see you on campus in the near future!