Springfield College students enjoy a vibrant campus culture that promotes a wide variety of activities and events for nearly every interest.
The College hosts comedians, sponsors dances and forums, holds movie nights, and invites top-draw performers like Fuel, Wyclef Jean, and O.A.R. More than 40 student clubs cater to a variety of interests and hobbies—from dance and theatre productions to writing for the Springfield Student newspaper, to biking, hiking, and more. Campus recreation programs—from ice hockey to ultimate Frisbee—draw students to the College’s wealth of open space and top-quality playing fields.
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In addition, Springfield College’s highly competitive athletics program offers 26 men’s and women’s varsity sports and boasts nationally ranked NCAA Division III teams.
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The arts come alive at the College through the William Simpson Arts Series, which features a broad range of events—from exhibits, to theatre and dance performances, to readings and lectures.
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United Campus Ministry and Spiritual Life provides pastoral service, student advocacy, faith development and worship opportunities for students of all faiths both on and off-campus. An on-campus ecumenical service is held on campus each Sunday.
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The city of Springfield features a wide array of entertainment for students, including museums, music/concerts, theater, dining, sporting events, and more.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is where basketball’s legends live on—and where visitors can hone their basketball skills through the Hall’s interactive exhibits.
Sports fans can choose from a wide range of events at the MassMutual Center—including watching future NHL stars compete through the minor-league Springfield Falcons Hockey Club.
Six Flags New England, located in nearby Agawam, is a popular amusement destination featuring 150 thrilling rides, top shelf entertainment, food, games, and fun.
Springfield’s Museum Quadrangle includes four distinctive history and arts museums along with a whimsical tribute to Springfield’s favorite native son, Dr. Theodor Suess Geisel, at the Dr. Suess Memorial Sculpture Garden.
CityStage is a great theatrical venue for viewing productions like “Hairspray,” “Chicago,” or a Janis Joplin Tribute.
Music-lovers can enjoy an evening at the pops with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall. National music acts also make the MassMutual Center a stop on their touring schedules.
Showcase Cinemas, located at sites at the Eastfield Mall in Springfield and in nearby West Springfield, boast dozens of screens and new releases.
Western Massachusetts is filled with seasonal wonders, including spectacular New England foliage—and popular annual events.
The region’s most popular annual autumn fair—the Eastern States Exposition, or Big E—is located just across the Connecticut River in West Springfield. The fair runs for two weeks beginning in September and is the largest of its kind in the Northeast. The Big E showcases New England’s agriculture and food, and its entertainment schedule features many national rock, country and hip-hop acts.
Starting in late November and running through January, Bright Nights at Forest Park presents the largest and most popular holiday display in New England.
Being a Springfield College student has its advantages in the City of Springfield and the Pioneer Valley! Students receive tons of discounts and free tickets to a variety of events and venues including the Big E, Springfield Falcons games, Showcase Cinemas, Symphony Hall, and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.