Student Life

Jess Ashe and coworkers

by Jess Ashe '19

Oct. 25, 2019

The schoolyear may be underway but it's not too late to get involved! Jess Ashe ('19) offers advice on how to be active on campus. 

Rachel and friend on the Senior Walk.

by Rachel Brown '20

Oct. 18, 2019

Sometimes the first college you go to isn't the right fit-- and that's okay! Rachel Brown ('20) talks about her experience transferring to Springfield College for her sophomore year. 

Graduation cap and degree

by Katerina T. Valentin G'19

Oct. 02, 2019

Katerina T. Valentin (G'19) is not new to Springfield College, but she recently began in her new role as Program Liaison with the Division of Inclusion and Community Engagement. Katerina talks about her journey, including how her Puerto Rican background shaped her academic drive and why being hearing-impaired and "a little different" has never stopped her from achieving her goals. 

Students at an Open House

Seeing is believing. One way to know Springfield College is right for you is to experience a day on campus. Here are just 10 of the many reasons why you should attend Open House. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Soccer team huddled on the field.

by Eric Stalsburg

Jan. 08, 2019

From NEWMAC championships to his career in sports and event management, Eric Stalsburg (‘12) credits Springfield College and its supportive faculty and coaches for instilling in him the qualities he needed in order to get where he is today: General Manager of a state-of-the-art indoor soccer facility in the heart of NYC.

La Selva rainforest in Costa Rica.

by Melinda Fowler

Jan. 07, 2019

Led by Assistant Professor of Biology Melinda Fowler and Associate Professor Environmental Biology Justin Compton, Biol 320: International Tropical Field Research is an upper division biology course where students travel to Costa Rica and carry out independent research.

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.

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!

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 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!