Springfield College Welcomes more than 1,500 New Students to Start Academic Year

Representing 31 different states and 16 countries, Springfield College welcomes more than 1,500 new incoming students to its campus community for the 2018-19 academic year.

New students are officially welcomed to Springfield College at New Student Convocation on August 31, 2018.

Representing 31 different states and 16 countries, Springfield College welcomes more than 1,500 new incoming students to its campus community for the 2018-19 academic year. This is a second consecutive year overall new student enrollment has increased for Springfield College, represented by the main Springfield College campus and six regional campuses throughout the United States.

As a result of another successful summer and fall student recruiting effort, Springfield College welcomes an incoming first-year class that represents the strongest academic profile in the College’s history – surpassing last year’s record high academic profile.

“As we all know, the competition for new student enrollment among New England colleges is intense,” said Springfield College Vice President for Enrollment Management Stuart Jones. “We are most proud that Springfield College continues to maintain our strong academic reputation and high admissions standards during these competitive times.”

Springfield College Move-In Day occurred on Friday, August 31, as more than 600 traditional undergraduate first-year students and their families were officially welcomed to the main campus by returning students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Also, more than 400 new incoming graduate students were welcomed to the main campus. In true Springfield College tradition, the campus community assisted all incoming students in moving into their residence halls as soon as they arrived on the main campus.

During the afternoon session of Move-In Day, the Class of 2022 was greeted by Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper as part of the New Student Convocation ceremony in Blake Arena.

"Class of 2022, we welcome you to Springfield College, the fabric of Springfield College is only strengthened by your presence," said Cooper. "This is a campus community that will greet you with warmth and kindness, and will support you along your journey."

Following convocation, incoming students took part in New Student Orientation (NSO), a student-led program that provides an opportunity for all students to interact before classes start. NSO allows incoming students to become comfortable with their academic, residential, and social lives at Springfield College prior to classes starting.