First-Year Advice

Sunrise over Lake Massasoit

by Natasha Corbin G'19

Aug. 09, 2019

Graduate study can be very different than your time as an undergraduate. Life gets busy as you try to balance all of your responsibilities in addition to your studies. Natasha "Tash" Corbin, a second-year student in the Therapeutic Recreation program at Springfield College, shares one of the most important lessons she's learned during her graduate study: self-care is important!

Looking through the Gulick triangle image on the fence.

by Graciela Garcia '20

Aug. 01, 2019

Now a rising senior, Graciela Garcia shares the lessons she wished she knew before she entered college—from making friends to losing them, getting involved on campus, and the importance of sometimes being alone. 

Campus view with clock

by Meghan Godfrey '19

Jul. 16, 2019

​​​​​Starting college can be a time of mixed emotions: excitement, uncertainty, fear of the unknown. While the experience is different for everyone, Meg Godfrey ('19) shares the seven things she thinks everyone should know before entering their first year of college. 

Thought bubble balloons made of paper.

by Jayna Punturiero, Clinician

Feb. 25, 2019

Jayna Punturiero, a clinician at the Counseling Center on campus, breaks down some common misconceptions around mental health and explains how the Counseling Center can help you during your years as a Springfield College student.

Library books on the shelves

by Kerri Vautour

May. 30, 2018

Never fear, the library is here. School can be stressful but the library (and it's trusty librarians) are here to help. Here's how to negotiate the Learning Commons at Springfield College.

Financial Advice for a Broke College Student

by Nate Landis '18

May. 30, 2018

Attending college is a very exciting experience, but also a very expensive one. Take some advice from a college student about how to manage your budget.