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Thank you for your interest in Springfield College!The First-Year Experience program at Springfield College is designed to help students transition successfully from high school to college, and to help them become engaged and active members of the Springfield College community. SOAR provides an opportunity to ensure that students are on the path to academic success, by assisting them with selecting the right courses for their programs of study. New Student Orientation (NSO) and Pre-Camp provide unique and exciting opportunities for students to become familiar with not only the campus, but one another. Other programming includes Cultural Connections, which is aimed at helping students to develop a greater appreciation for individual differences. From day one at Springfield College, students are provided with all of the support and resources they need to help them make an efficient and positive transition to college life.
Summer Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR)
About SOARSOAR is a one-day advising and registration program for incoming first-year students. SOAR also includes orientation activities for parents and guardians. SOAR occurs in June for incoming first-year students, while transfer student SOAR takes place in August. Click here for an audio slide show.
All students attend SOAR.
About Pre-campPre-camp is a program for first-year students to meet people, feel comfortable, and gain a sense of self before getting into the rigor of campus life. Click here for an audio slideshow about Pre-camp.
*This program is optional.
About Cultural ConnectionsCultural Connections at Springfield College is a program which occurs prior to New Student Orientation (NSO), and is designed to build unity through community. The program is enhanced through student participation in group sessions and other activities, and is aimed at helping students develop a greater appreciation for individual differences. Click here for an audio slide show.
*This program is optional.
Move In Day
The start of a new academic year is always an exciting time at Springfield College. One of the highlights of this time of year is when the campus community welcomes the new first-year students, as well as transfer students, to Springfield College. On move-in day, the energy and enthusiasm are palpable. Faculty, staff, and current students join together to greet and lend a hand to new students and their families. It’s hard not to feel an overwhelming sense of “pride” when walking around the campus on move-in day.
New Student Orientation (NSO)
About NSONew Student Orientation (NSO) provides an opportunity for all students to interact before classes start and give them the opportunity to become comfortable with their academic, residential, and social lives at Springfield College. Click here for an audio slide show.
First-year and transfer students attend NSO.