Welcome to Springfield College - Springfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 06.317 W 072° 33.026
18T E 702538 N 4664369
Quick Description: A gateway arch spans the eastern entrance to Springfield College on Alden Street at the intersection of Middlesex Street in Springfield, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 7/30/2016 8:24:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMRRP3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:

A maroon and white, the colors of Springfield College, greets visitors to Springfield College travelling from the east along Alden Street. Since Alden Street is a busy public street bisecting the campus it also serves to notify motorists of pedestrian traffic ahead.

The arch is inscribed on both side with the seal of the College on each end and the inscription:


Springfield College is known as the birthplace of basketball. Dr. James Naismith, an instructor at the former YMCA Training School which is now Springfield College invented the game in 1891.

Springfield College traces its origin back to 1885 when it was founded as the School for Christian Workers in the Winchester Square section of Springfield by Rev. David Allen Reed, to train Sunday school teachers and administrators of YMCAs. It soon changed its name to the YMCA Training School and then the International YMCA Training School. As it grew it moved its campus to its present location one mile south to the area around Watershops Pond. In 1912, it became the International YMCA College and finally, in 1954, Springfield College. All all male college at first, women were first admitted in 1931 and the first full-time women enrolled in 1951.

Springfield College is widely regarded for its undergraduate academic programs in a wide variety of disciplines in the arts and sciences, health sciences, education, business, physical education, sport and exercise science, human services, and social work.

Graduate, masters degree, programs include: Art Therapy/Counseling, Business Administration, Education, Exercise Science and Sport Studies, Human Services, Occupational Therapy, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Psychology and Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Services, and Social Work, and Sport Management and Recreation. The college offers a Ph.D. in Physical Education.

Type: Gateway

Subtype: Other

Location: Alden Street

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