Incoming Student Information
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Congratulations and welcome to Springfield College. We believe education outside of the classroom is as important as formal learning within the classroom. One vital part of that experience can be found by living on campus. Because we believe in the importance of the residential experience, all students are required to live on campus through their junior year. We hope the information in this booklet will help you make an informed decision when choosing the place which will become your new home away from home.
Your residence hall serves as the site of exciting and valuable learning, as well as the focal point for making friends, studying, and having fun. Most new students live in double rooms, which allows you to learn useful skills such as how to live with a roommate, compromise, and respect one another’s needs.
Below are your housing options based on your class status.
First-year students may elect to live in one of three first-year buildings: Gulick Hall (large coed), Reed Hall (medium coed), or Massasoit Hall (small coed). Due to the unpredictability of incoming class numbers, it is possible some first-year students will be placed in Lakeside Hall.
Transfer students may elect to live in Abbey-Appleton Hall (mid-size coed building), Alumni Hall (all male building), International Hall (large coed building), Lakeside Hall, the Living Center (juniors and seniors only), Senior Suites (seniors only), or the Townhouses (seniors only).
Please be aware that whatever items you bring with you (e.g., stereo, TV, computer, etc.) are not insured by any Springfield College policy. Students can protect their personal property by expanding their family’s homeowners or renters insurance, or by securing a plan that has been designed for college students.
Custodial service is provided in the hallways, bathrooms and public areas. Students are responsible for the up keep of their individual rooms and to keep common areas tidy. You may wish to bring your own cleaning supplies for this purpose. Please be advised that residence life staff members conduct health and safety inspections on a monthly basis.
As we begin the housing assignment process, it will be helpful to know a little about you. We will email a housing preference survey to your Springfield College email address. You should fill this out as honestly and candidly as possible. The information you provide will enable us to identify some important characteristics when matching roommates.
Additionally, we offer two residential programs for you to consider: the Emerging Leaders Program and the Fit 2 Lead program.
Welcome to the residential community at Springfield College.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Director of Housing and Residence Life