The Career Center staff is available to meet with students individually to discuss their career path and help navigate the progressive and developmental stages of career planning. The Career Center is located on the main level of the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union. Meetings may be scheduled by visiting the office or calling the Career Center at (413) 748-3110. If you have a quick question, stop in during weekly walk-in hours, Monday through Friday, 2-3 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday, 5-6 p.m.
Dean of Students
Springfield College expects students to behave in exemplary fashion off campus as well as while on campus. Students are accountable for their behaviors, and those behaviors reflect not only on themselves, but on the College as well. Expectations and guidelines for off-campus behavior and host liability are detailed in the above link. Please make sure to review it so you are aware of your responsibilities.
The Counseling Center provides counseling for students who are in need of support and/or personal counseling. For many, seeking counseling may be a scary or challenging thing to do. The Counseling Center staff strives to make the experience easy and positive. Students are asked to reach out even if they have some fears about the counseling process. All of the professional staff members are licensed mental health providers.
Services at the Counseling Center are free. All clinical contacts with the office treated with the same level of confidentiality as any other mental health provider in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In addition to individual counseling, the center offers group and couples counseling. To set up an appointment, please stop by or call (413) 748-3345.
In a survey of students who used the Counseling Center services last year, 100 percent stated that they would use the service again, and 100 percent said they would refer others to the center for counseling.
Campus Recreation & Wellness Center
Here is some brief information regarding Campus Recreation programs and services this fall.
If you are interested in becoming a group exercise instructor, there are plenty of options coming up in the fall semester. An in-house training called Group Exercise Instructor Training (G.X.I.T.) is a free, non-credit, eight week course that introduces participants to group exercise instruction. Campus Recreation will also host a group exercise certification through the National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA), a nationally accredited fitness certifying agency.
Other important dates/deadlines regarding our intramural program and Family Weekend:
- Sept. 5
7:45 p.m. - Welcome Back Dodgeball Tournament in the Field House.
Sign up at 7:30 p.m. in the Field House (First chance to win Intramural Champ shirt!)
- Sept. 11
Softball entry form is due
- Sept. 11
Soccer entry form is due
- Sept. 19
Flag Football entry form is due
- Oct. 6
9 a.m. - Family Weekend Golf Tournament
Hours of Operation: - You MUST have a valid SC ID to access the complex.
- Mon. – Thur: 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
- Fri: - 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Sat: - 10:00 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Sun: - Noon – 11 p.m.
As students are preparing to come back to campus, please remember at the Health Center is available for a wide range of medical services to all full-time students at no cost. The only charges are when the center needs to send out for things not offered in house, such as blood work or x-rays. In addition to general medical services, specialty clinics for gynecology, orthopedic, physical therapy, and nutrition are offered. To make it convenient for students to get a flu shot on campus, the Health Center will offer a flu clinic on Oct. 10.
Please ensure you bring your insurance card with you to campus. It is not needed directly at the Health Center, but if your needs go beyond the center’s scope of services, having your insurance card is extremely helpful.
The Springfield College Health Center abides by HIPPA standards and handles all medical information with strict confidentiality. To schedule an appointment, please call (413) 748-3175.
Nutritional services are available to all full-time students. Registered dietician Stacey Garvey will see students on Mondays by appointments from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please call (413) 748-3175 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Community Federal Work Study Program
The Community Federal Work Study Program is commonly known on campus as America Reads. Any student receiving work study through their financial aid package can apply to work with youth off campus and get paid through this program. This is a great way to combine volunteering with financing your college education. More information is available from the Office of Student Volunteer Programs, located in the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union, room 350, by calling (413) 748-3394. Students will also have a chance to talk to a representative at the On-campus Job Fair on Sept. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Room.
From the Transportation Office
Authorized Driver Information
All persons seeking to be authorized to drive for the College need to file an online Driver History Record Release/Request Form.
If you’re already an authorized driver and you’re seeking to maintain your authorization to drive status, you must file an online Driver History Record Release/Request Form yearly. Undergraduate and graduate student authorization to drive expires on Oct. 31, 2013. All paperwork should be completed and turned in weeks before expiration date. This process usually occurs between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31.
If you are not an authorized driver and you’re seeking to become one, you need to file an online Driver History Record Release/Request Form and attend the Springfield College Defensive Driving Safety Program. Please try and file the form weeks prior to attending the course.
Where to locate the Driver History Record Release/Request Form
- Visit springfieldcollege.edu/department-of-public-safety.
- On the right side of the Web page, under “Transportation,” click on Driver History Record Release/Request Form (Authorized Driver Database).
- On the right side of this page, (under Transportation Forms), click on Driver History Record Release/Request Form.
- Sign in utilizing your Springfield College email username and password*.
*If you have no received a Springfield College email username and password, you must wait until one has been assigned to you.
In order to successfully submit the form you need to: Complete the entire form then click on the submit button (at the bottom of the screen), print out the completed form, and sign and date the form. Then attach a photo copy of your driver’s license and drop it off at the Springfield College Department of Public Safety located at Portsmouth Street or mail to:
Springfield College Department of Public Safety
25 Portsmouth Street
Springfield, MA 01109
Please remember that we have a relationship with Yellow Cab where students can use their student IDs to pay for a cab ride off campus. For cab service, please call (413) 739-9999.