New Student Orientation
Welcome to NSO 2013
New Student Orientation provides an opportunity for all students to interact before classes start and give them the opportunity to become comfortable with their academic, residential, and social lives at Springfield College.
All new students are expected to arrive Friday, August 30, 2013 between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Upon arrival, students are required to check in at the registration site in front of the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union, where they will meet their NSO leaders. NSO officially begins with the New Student Assembly at 1:30 p.m. Student meal plans begin that same day with the noon meal.
If a student is traveling and wishes to arrive on Thursday evening, August 29, the College has made arrangements for a special rate with the Sheraton:
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
One Monarch Place, Springfield, MA 01144
Highlights of NSO
- Upon arrival on Friday, August 30, students check in for orientation and into their residence hall.
- Students and their families are invited to the New Student Assembly at Blake Arena.
- At the conclusion of the assembly, students join their classmates and NSO leaders to begin familiarizing themselves with the College, its traditions, and all aspects of campus life. Some of this time will be spent at Springfield College’s East Campus, a “nature zone” a mile and a half from the main campus.
- Students will discuss the summer reading selection The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway, with faculty, staff, and NSO leaders.