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Springfield College

Springfield College

Event Types Welcomed

  • Corporate Social Events
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Youth Retreat/Camps

About

Springfield College is the ideal site for events and meetings in the Springfield, Massachusetts area.  We strive to exceed our clients' expectations  for their camp, conference, retreat or other special events.   We are centrally located to highways and transportation: 4 miles from I90 and I91, 2 miles from Springfield's Union Station (bus/trains), 13 miles from Bradley International Airport and 80 miles from Logan International Airport.

Our campus is situated on 114 beautifully landscaped acres on Lake Massasoit.  We are pedestrian friendly with housing, dining, meeting space and recreational space all in close proximity.
What we offer:

  • State of the art, award winning facilities
  • Affordable accommodations
  • Flexibility
  • First rate food service
  • Skilled and courteous staff to assist our guests with everything they need to achieve success


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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 600 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 120
  • Largest Theatre Style: 120
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 300
  • Largest Arena Seating: 2200
  • Largest Seated Reception: 200
  • Academic Year Largest Group: no
Appleton Auditorium
Located in the Fuller Arts Center, Appleton Auditorium is the centers performance space, features a new computerized stage lighting system, improved stage visibility, enhanced sound system, and acoustical wall panels.
  • 300 Theatre Style
Smart Classrooms
Our smart classrooms boast broadcast sound, video capabilities and internet access. They range in size and can accommodate from 20 to 80 people.
The Harold C Smith Learning Commons
The Learning Commons is available for a variety of meetings and breakout spaces including:
The Forum:
This state-of-the-art flexible space can accommodate 60 attendees.  It has audio hook-ups, video technology and a green screen for recording. 
Additional classrooms and conference rooms are state-of the art

The Cooper Terrace
This scenic patio on the third floor overlooks the Springfield College baseball fields.

Hickory Hall
  • Centrally located on campus
  • 10 classrooms ranging in capacity from 26-89
  • Fully equipped with the latest in smart technology: video projector, computer system, document camera, white board and  screen
  • n/a Banquet Style
  • 7 classrooms seat 30 to 50 Classroom Style
  • 80 Theatre Style
Stitzer Welcome Center
The Stitzer Welcome Center contains 3 multipurpose spaces that can meet a variety of needs:
The Springfield College Museum
Union West
Presentation Room
The Dodge Room
Located in the Flynn Campus Union this premier multi purpose space can accommodate a variety of events ranging from 30 - 250  
  • Beautiful views
  • Flexible seating options;
  • Wall dividers for up to 5 configurations
  • State-of-the art technology
  • House sound
  • Ceiling mounted projectors and screens
  • 250 Banquet Style
  • 120 Classroom Style
  • 200 Conference Style
Art Linkletter Natatorium
Available for training programs, swim meets and team practices, the Art Linkletter Natatorium is a six-lane, 50-meter pool, with two one-meter and two three-meter diving boards, a moveable bulkhead system and state of the art timing system. The water depth ranges from four to 12 and a half feet. The size of the facility allows for concurrent programs on a daily basis.

  • n/a Classroom Style
  • n/a Theatre Style
  • n/a Conference Style
  • n/a Hollow Square Space Style

Food & Beverage Options

Cheney Hall
The 26,500-square-foot Cheney Dining Hall provides a state-of-the-art dining experience with sweeping views of Naismith Green.  Summer camps and conferences dine buffet style at the "The Table" in Cheney Hall  in an all you can eat format.  You may plan your catered event three ways:  using our pre-set menus, giving us an amount you would like to spend and letting us design a menu, or giving us a menu to price.

Catering options

Sweets
Apple Cinnamon Stuffed Wontons – vegetarian
Salted maple pecan bars – vegetarian & gluten free
Creative Catering Set-Up
Fruit and Dessert Display
Continental Breakfast Display
Continental Breakfast Display
Desserts
Chocolate Tart with Fresh Mint Icing and Decadent Raspberry Dessert Bar with Candied Topping
We call this a circle salad
Cucumber wrapped micro greens with tomato, organge and balsamic vinaigrette

Accommodations

  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 600
Traditional Residence Halls
Seven residence halls are available on campus to accommodate up to 600.
  • 600 Beds
Townhouses
The Townhouses:
20 Tri-level units
Living Room and Kitchen on the first floor opening up to a patio and shared backyards
4 bedrooms, 1 bath on the 2nd floor
4 bedrooms, 1 bath on the 3rd floor
  • 160 Rooms
  • 160 Beds
International Hall
International Hall, better known to students as “Inty,” is the tallest building on campus. 
Single and double rooms
Two main lounges on the eighth floor and a garden level, each with a big-screen television and full kitchens. The garden level also has a ping pong table and pool table.  

  • 170 Rooms
  • 302 Beds
Alumni Hall
Alumni Hall was built in 1927, making it the oldest residence hall on campus. This upper-class residence hall houses 252 students in adjoining single and double rooms.
Located in the southeastern part of campus, Alumni Hall is a short walk from Cheney Hall, the College’s dining facility. More than half the occupants have a scenic view of Lake Massasoit. Carlisle Foyer, a large air conditioned multipurpose room is located the center of the 1st floor. MacLean Terrace, is behind Alumni and overlooks Lake Massasoit features a stonework fire pit, pergolas and adirondak chairs.  A perfect spot for lounging and special events.

Accommodates: 252
Double rooms, single rooms, and adjoining single rooms

 
  • 252 Beds
Reed Hall
Reed Hall is a traditional residence hall located on the south end of campus and is adjacent to the "Reed Green" which may be used for outdoor activities. 

• Lounges on each floor
• Main lounge with a big-screen television and full kitchen

  • 154 Beds

Featured Amenities

  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • In-House Catering
  • Linens
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Sports Facilities
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation

Address

 
Office of Conferences and Special Events,
263 Alden St,
Springfield, Massachusetts 01109-3797

Transportation

  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • TrainTrain
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Bradley International-Windsor Locks CT - 30 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Bradley International-Windsor Locks CT - 30 minutes

Parking

  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

Boston – 87|Hartford, CT – 26|Albany, NY – 83| New Haven, CT – 50

Things to Know

Catering

  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No
  • Can Bring in Own Food: no
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes

Technology

Springfield College has an open wireless network; 1 multimedia lab, 2 computer training classrooms with presentation capability and our smart classrooms and multipurpose rooms are equipped with computer systems, internet access and video capabilities. Seating ranges from 30 to 100.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen
    • Laptops
    • Microphones
    • Sound System

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Consumption: No

Testimonals

I needed a private meeting space for an off-site retreat with my staff.  Springfield College was a great location.  It was easy to get to for people coming from all directions.  Free parking was a plus.  Our meeting room was quiet and comfortable.  Catering delivered plenty coffee, juice, fruit and pastries.  At lunch we had the opportunity to walk around the beautiful campus and we enjoyed eating in the Cheney Hall because everyone could choose what they liked and we had fun comparing it to our college days.  I will definitely contact Springfield College the next time I am planning a staff meeting.

Mary P. Dunn, Director, Benefits
Baystate Health Systems
I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for all of your assistance leading up to our training this past week, as well as everything you did for us those two days we were there, including making last minute copies for us. Your facility was perfect for the training and everyone was very pleased with the set up, space, and technical assistance. Thank you for considering our healthy message in helping us with the catering options-you really understood what we were looking for! Thanks again for your willingness and ability to meet us early that first day, it is very helpful to have that extra time to set up and make sure everything is working smoothly. 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Not sure who to send this to as I am sure you already know but you and your staff are awesome. This trip was so well planned from the beginning thank you for all of your help to make this possible. The food staff was helpful, flexible and friendly! The event staff was great and helped us in every way, we didnt have a need that wasn't accommodated, so thank you! We are hoping to do this again next year and as long as we do, we will be coming back to Springfield.
Joshua Wolin, Albany YMCA Starfish
I have a much more formal Thank You coming your way but please accept my sincere gratitude for you and your staff's incredible job in helping us out this past weekend! Your field was awesome and you guys were fantastic to work with - I can't thank you enough!

All the best,

Ted
New England Baseball Enterprises - "Prospect Select Boston Open"

Services

Services
Complete food service, with options from cafeteria dining to cookouts and formal banquets and receptions Housing support (reservations and room assignments) Conference registration and payment processing Ground transportation and tour arrangements Office support, including fax and copying Media support
Leisure Options
Challenge Course (team-building programs) Linkletter Natatorium - Olympic-size indoor pool Tennis, racquetball and basketball courts Multi-purpose sports field (grass and artificial turf) Gymnasia The Pueblo at East Campus on Lake Massasoit (canoes and rowboats available Blake Track - with 8 lanes and a Eurotan surface Indoor jogging track on the mezzanine level of Blake Arena

Technology

Information & Technology Services
(ITS) provides computing and communications services including campus-wide network service, Internet, e-mail, telephone systems, and cable TV service to the Springfield College community.
Help Desk
The HelpDesk provides computer support for our faculty and staff. ITS also maintains public access and instructional computer labs across the campus. SHS computer support is also provided through the main campus to all of our remote campuses. The Student Help Desk provides computer technology support for students that live on campus.
Classrooms
1 multimedia lab, 2 computer classrooms with presentation capability, 1 open lab; teleconferencing/ videoconferencing/ data lines in meeting rooms; sleeping rooms have connection to campus network.
Computer Labs
All campus computer labs are configured with student workstations. They are connected to the campus data network, and most provide printing services.
Technology-Equipped Classrooms
Campus classrooms equipped with educational technology including Instructor's Workstation with Data Projector, TV/DVD/VCR (Combo), and Wall-mounted TV/VCR (Combo).
Equipment
Available technology includes DVD Players, Laptop computers, Laser pointers, portable data projectors, video cameras, VCR ( VHS)
Wireless Internet Access
Wireless internet access is available at no cost to our clients, which includes both indoor and outdoor access points.