University of Massachusetts to Cut Ribbon on Welcome Center at New Satellite Center in Springfield

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What: The University of Massachusetts will host an official ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the Welcome Center at its new downtown satellite center in Springfield. As the UMass Center at Springfield takes a major step forward, the center opening allows prospective students to register for courses and degree programs before the start of classes September 2.

The speaking program will include remarks from University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees Chairman Henry M. Thomas, III, President Robert L. Caret, Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy, Holyoke Community College President William F. Messner, Springfield Technical Community College President Ira Rubenzahl, and UMass Trustee Edward W. Collins, Jr.

When:            10 a.m., Monday, March 31, 2014

Where:            Welcome Center, UMass Center at Springfield, 1st Floor Tower Square, 1500 Main Street, Springfield