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Alcohol Policy

The Springfield College alcohol policy includes the following:

  • Only those of age (21+) are permitted to have and consume alcohol on campus.
  • No alcohol is permitted in the first-year residence halls—Gulick, Massasoit, and Reed—by anyone of any age.
  • You may not provide alcohol to anyone under the age of 21.
  • Students of age may not have open containers. Alcohol must be consumed in a private room or in a designated area.
  • You may not drive on campus while under the influence.
  • You cannot have a fake ID.
  • You are still responsible for your behavior while under the influence.

Marijuana Policy

Even though adult-use (recreational) marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, Springfield College prohibits all marijuana on campus. The College is required to follow federal law, which still classifies marijuana as a Schedule I illegal substance. 

The possession and consumption of marijuana is prohibited on campus. All drug paraphernalia (e.g. pipes, bongs, grinders) is also prohibited. 

Off-campus, the following rules apply:

  • Only individuals over the age of 21 may possess or consume marijuana. Marijuana remains prohibited for those under age 21.
  • Individuals may use only in private residences. Some apartment or rental leases may prohibit marijuana use.
  • The use of marijuana in public is prohibited.
  • Possessing open marijuana in vehicles is prohibited.
  • Driving under the influence of marijuana is prohibited.
  • Purchase and sale of marijuana is only permitted at licensed dispensaries.


Student Handbook

Our student handbook offers our full policy on alcohol and other drugs.

Medical Amnesty

Our amnesty policy provides protections if you need to get help for a friend.

Online Educational Modules

Explore our online substance use and sexual violence prevention training.