College Living

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. 

Girl works on laptop outside

Summer is a time to relax, but it doesn't mean you should forget your professional goals. Career Center Director, Scott Dranka, gives advice on how you can stay active and professional even when school is out for the summer. 

A group of graduates celebrating .

by Meghan Godfrey '19

May. 06, 2019

As a senior at Springfield College, Meghan Godfrey looks back on her four years and lists what she believes are the top ten things to do before you graduate college.

mental health in scrabble letters

Sarah Launderville has found success as the executive director for the Vermont Center for Independent Living, an adjunct faculty member for Springfield College St. Johnsbury, and alumna of Springfield College, but the journey wasn’t always a smooth one.

Bookshelves

by Anthony Hill '92, CAS '03

Mar. 26, 2019

As part of our Faces of Diversity series with the Division of Inclusion and Community Engagement, Anthony Hill, associate professor social work, shares a bit about his background, how he overcame adversity to get to #SpringfieldCollege, and how he strives to continue making this world a better place for all.

A girls sits in the dark, looking at her phone with concern.

by Timothy Manzke, Ph.D.

Mar. 07, 2019

Timothy Manzke, Ph.D., worked in the Milwaukee Police and public school system for years before becoming an Associate Faculty Member for Springfield College. His experience provided him with a unique insight and invaluable knowledge into the modern phenomenon of cyberbullying.

Giving Day promo picture.

28 years later and Jay Andronaco (‘91) is still grateful for his time at Springfield College. Now serving as the Senior Director of Annual Giving, Jay describes why it’s so important for alumni and supporters to reach out during Springfield College’s annual Giving Day (March 6-7, 2019).

Thought bubble balloons made of paper.

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.

A pattern of cartoon clocks.

by David J. Renza

Jan. 24, 2019

Classes. Sports. Clubs. Jobs. Family. Friends. College students today are busier than ever. So how do you juggle it all? Academic Success Coach David J. Renza offers time management advice to the busy college student on how to balance school and life.

The wing of an airplane midflight.

by Meghan Godfrey '19

Dec. 12, 2018

Before I experienced my once-in-a-lifetime adventure of studying abroad in Australia, I was absolutely terrified to go. I didn’t know what to expect. Would I make new friends? What was I getting myself into? I just knew that going abroad would change my life and here’s what happened when it did.

A photo showing both fall and winter on the Springfield College campus.

by Nate Landis '18

Dec. 07, 2018

Weather in New England is infamous for changing at the drop of a hat. Nate gives advice on how Springfield College students can be prepared for the four seasons on campus. Whether you're a newcomer to the area or a veteran New Englander, here is what you'll need to know.

Cover photo: Emma Fan
Li Jin sits at a table during a conference meeting.

by Li Jin, Ph.D.

Nov. 27, 2018

As part of our Faces of Diversity series with the Division of Inclusion and Community Engagement, Li Jin, Ph.D. discusses her work as an Instructional Designer, the journey that brought her to Springfield College, and how she views diversity on campus.

A student walks across the Springfield College campus while lugging a large sports bag on her back.

by Madison Cox '22

Nov. 12, 2018

Despite first appearances and the amount of athletic gear one sees about the campus, Madison Cox, a first-year, describes how there is so much more to Springfield College than just sports, and so many ways to find people with similar interests as your own.

Gage Nutter and fellow student conducting an interview

by Gage Nutter '19

Oct. 29, 2018

Gage, a senior and the editor-in-chief of the Springfield College student newspaper, speaks about his experience in sports journalism and why Springfield College was the right school at which to pursue his study.

Rule-bending Geese on grass

by Meghan Godfrey '19

Oct. 17, 2018

As a college student, we face many different obstacles as we navigate our way through each semester. While every college is unique, I’ve developed a meme survival guide that relates specifically to the life of a Springfield College student. Enjoy!

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.

Chris Hakala teaching at Springfield College

by Tessa Rickart

May. 30, 2018

Tessa Rickart catches up with Chris Hakala, director of The Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship.

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.

The campus of Springfield College

by Nate Landis '18

May. 24, 2018

Entering into the first year of college, most students have some idea of what career path they want to take. However, for many of them, this completely changes within their first year or so. This was definitely the case for me.

The Learning Commons at Springfield College

by Lauren Buckley '19

May. 21, 2018

Part of Springfield College’s mission is to educate the spirit, mind, and body. When it comes to educating the mind, Springfield College provides the best spots on campus to study. Ranging from social atmospheres to outside spaces, Springfield College has it all!