HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – The first of the five college area’s graduations will take place at UMass Friday, May 10, and hotels are already all booked up.
The D. Hotel and Suites in Holyoke said they start getting reservations for graduation weekends a full year in advance, and some parents have already made their reservations for commencement in 2020.
This year Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith colleges all have commencement the same weekend, May 18 and 19, so rooms and dinner reservations could be hard to come by.
Crystal Dunn, an employee at The D. Hotel, spoke to 22News about the busy weeks to come.
“Not just graduation, it’s also including wedding season as well so wedding season is kicking off, and our sister company the log cabin, and the Delaney house it really brings in a lot of business, so we have been sold out for quite some time”, said Dunn.
Amherst College commencement is the final graduation, falling on the Sunday of memorial day weekend.