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Opening of the Springfield College Beijing, China, Office

Welcome to Our Community

Since 1885, we at Springfield College have had a singular focus on educating students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others. We call it our Humanics philosophy. The world has changed since 1885, and we have, too. New academic programs, renovations, construction, and other major developments have ensured that we remain relevant to today’s students and to societies across the world. One thing that hasn’t changed is our Humanics focus.

Opening of the Springfield College Shanghai, China, Office

Opening of the Springfield College Shanghai, China, Office

Our Humanics Philosophy

Humanics means that we place great emphasis on helping students grow their whole person, enter fields that help others, and serve as leaders in their communities, organizations, and companies, at home and around the world. Offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, Springfield College is the best destination for those seeking well-rounded, global education, strong academics, experiential learning opportunities, and active and fulfilling co-curricular and athletic involvement.

Life at Springfield College

At Springfield College, we offer many comfortable housing options for international students, with housing options being split by first-year students, mid-year students, junior and senior students, and graduate students. Students are able to experience all the on-campus residential lifestyle has to offer. Learn more.

Part of living on the campus is eating on the campus. Our dining options are varied, delicious, and offer something for everyone. You can come in and have a slice of pizza, enjoy homestyle American classics, explore international foods, or try something new. There are multiple options daily to satisfy your tastes. Check out our current menu.

We also offer Union Station, which provides access to a variety of meal options, including Subway, Dunkin’ Donuts, a burger and pizza offering, and more. Coffee and tea drinkers also can enjoy our on-campus Starbucks.


International students who are looking for scholarship and awarded funding will find it at Springfield College. New undergraduate international students who meet the admissions criteria will be awarded an academic/merit scholarship upon admission to Springfield College. In addition, we offer a financial award for housing, and a financial award if the student has a sibling, parent, or grandparent who received a degree from Springfield College. There are also other financial offerings for international students. Learn more.

About Springfield College

Springfield College offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in a variety of disciplines and areas of study. See all of our program offerings.

The College mission is based in Humanics, the ideology of educating the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others. Learn more about the Humanics mission.

Springfield College is ranked no. 27 in the U.S.News & World Report’s 2017 edition of “Best Colleges.” For six-consecutive years we’ve continued to climb the rankings, with this year’s ranking being up two spots from 2016 and 40 spots from 2011. Springfield College also ranked no. 12 for Best Value Schools for Regional Universities—North. Read more.

Learn more about Springfield College.

A group of international students sit on the steps of a building at Springfield College in the 1920s.
100-year History and Partnership

We have a relationship with China that spans more than 100 years, with our first Chinese student coming to the institution in the early 1900s.

Basketball was born here.

James Naismith created the game in 1891 when he was a student and instructor at Springfield College, then known as the International YMCA Training School. The first hoop was a peach basket and no dribbling was allowed. Read more.

Yao Ming, a global ambassador for the game of basketball, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield in September 2016. During his visit here, he stopped by the Springfield College campus to see the birthplace of basketball and visit the museum.

Leader in Physical Education

Springfield College is known as a leader in the field of physical education and continues to produce graduates who make a difference in the field utilizing their comprehensive understanding of the scientific and social foundation of movement and its cultural forms of dance, sports, games, and exercise.

Two physical education students meet during a class to over curriculum and course planning.
The Springfield College campus clock, reading spirit, mind, and body on it.
Take a Tour

See what our campus looks like from the comfort of your own home by scrolling through these images.

The front of the learning commons
Harold C. Smith Learning Commons

We're excited to share our newly renovated Learning Commons, the academic hub of our campus. From study space to collaborative learning areas, we're sure that you'll love what we've done with the place.

Student on treadmill
Wellness Center

Our Wellness Center provides students with every piece of fitness equipment and every type of exercise class that you can imagine--and we’re not exaggerating.

Campus Union Cafe
Campus Union Cafe

When you’re on campus, you need a space to hang out with friends, grab a bite to eat, or study. Our campus union provides all that and more.

Students studying in campus union
Study Space

Looking for a place to study and relax? Look no further than our campus union where you can do that, and so much more.

Townhouses residence hall
Living on Campus

There’s nothing like waking up to a beautiful campus. You’ll be able to experience this as we provide housing options for undergraduate and graduate students.

A student works in a studio on some pottery
Space to Learn

Our facilities, including this art studio, provide students with the tools they need to explore and succeed.

Men's football team practices on Stagg Field

Whether you’re a student-athlete or a fan, you’ll enjoy our exciting NCAA Division III athletics programs, like our football team practicing on Stagg Field.

Physician assistant students work in the sim lab
Sim Lab

You’ll frequently find our physician assistant students in our medical simulation lab, complete with a patient simulator mannequins that respond to treatment as human patients would.

A students works on her laptop in her residence hall room
A Place of Your Own

Home sweet residence hall. Living on campus keeps you close to all of the exciting things going on at Springfield College. Visit campus to check out our residence hall rooms.

Students hang out in residence hall room
Residence Halls

We have 10 residence halls on campus, including three halls dedicated to first-year students, as well as graduate housing options. Visit campus to check out our residence hall rooms, like this one in Alumni Hall.

A student works in the on-campus radio station
Clubs and Organizations

Campus life is booming with more than 60 clubs and organizations, like our on-campus radio station that offers students the ability to host their own show and serves as a great resources for students in our communications/sports journalism major.

A statue of James Naismith, Springfield College alumnus and the inventor of basketball
Inventor of Basketball and Alumnus

Did you know that James Naismith created basketball at Springfield College when he was an instructor and graduate student in 1891? When visiting campus, don’t forget to take a picture with James, located on Naismith Green, and tag us in your Instagram photos: @springfieldcollege.

A group of students has a discussion in a classroom
Small Classes

We offer small class sizes, like the one shown here, so students can get a deep understanding of the subject matter, feel comfortable asking questions, and have direct access to faculty members.

Students work on a computer in the classroom
Classroom Technology

Technology is essential to the learning process, which is why we offer multiple computer labs around the campus.

Autumn leaves and Lake Massasoit
Lakeside Lifestyle

Did we mention our campus is located on the beautiful shores of Lake Massasoit? Visit campus to check out the view for yourself. (And tag us in your Instagram selfies in front of it @springfieldcollege)

Students work in the lab using the Body Composition Tracking System
Lab Experience

You’ll get hands-on experience in our labs, so when you enter the workforce, you’ll already know all about how to use things like the Body Composition Tracking System.

A student runs on Blake Track
Blake Track

Blake Track is a great place to go for a walk, run, or take in a track and field meet.

A student eats lunch in Cheney Hall, the College's dining facility
Grab a Bite

You’ll find culinary delights in Cheney Hall, which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and is a great spot to stop for the occasional snack. The campus is also home to a Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks, Subway, and other dining options.

Flynn Campus Union at night
Flynn Campus Union

Day or night, we think you’ll find Springfield College to be a beautiful campus. Swing by the Flynn Campus Union, where there’s always something going on.

James Naismith Court
James Naismith Court

James Naismith Court is home to sporting events, concerts, speakers, and more. Visit campus to see all of our athletic facilities.

Athletic counseling students practicing classroom skills in a facility on the campus
On-campus Experience

Hands-on training allows you to apply your classroom knowledge. Our athletic counseling students often work with peers around campus to hone their skills in the field.

A faculty member works with students in a lab
Classroom Connection

Face-time with educators is key to success, just like in our anatomy and physiology lab, where students are able to work directly with faculty.

Alumni Hall, the College's oldest residence hall
Beauty and History

A conscious effort is made to keep the campus beautiful while not losing sight of its historic roots. Alumni Hall is a great example of this, as it’s the oldest residence hall on campus, built in 1927.

Gulick Hall, a residence hall for first-year students
Housing Options

Gulick Hall is a first-year residence hall building and home to 293 students each year. Visit campus to see all of our housing options.

A student walks on a tight rope on the campus green
Expect the Unexpected

You never know what you’ll see on campus. Sometimes, it’s students trying out a tight rope. Our vibrant campus community has so much to offer you.

A student does the ropes course at East Campus
East Campus

Just down the road is East Campus, a part of Springfield College accessible to all students that includes 82 acres of forest ecosystem, a mile of lake shoreline, canoes, a challenge course, and a chance to reconnect with nature.

An exhibit in the William Blizard Art Gallery located on the campus
Art and Culture

You’ll experience cultural without having to leave campus--though there are some pretty great opportunities to do so off campus, too. We house the William Blizard Art Gallery on our campus and we frequently have theater and dance performances and speakers visiting campus.

An overhead view of the Springfield College Museum

Located on campus in Judd Gymnasia is the Springfield College Museum, home to our history and inventor of basketball James Naismith’s application to the College.

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Contact Brian McGuinness

Brian McGuinness
Assistant Director, Doggett International Center
(413) 748-3206

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