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125th Anniversary Calendar


All College Meeting

  • The official launch of the College’s 125th anniversary celebration.
    September 3, 2009, 10 a.m.
    Location: Dana Gymnasium, Blake Arena

125th Anniversary merchandise available at College Bookstore

125th Anniversary street-pole banners installed


Scrapbooks from the Archives

  • Babson Library is proud to display some of the scrapbooks from our archives. The display case, located on the library’s first floor, offers a wonderful glimpse into the College’s past for alumni and students, as well as our guests. Take a moment to celebrate Springfield College history with us!
    October 2009
    Location: Babson Library

Humanics in Action Day

  • Featuring special 125th anniversary commemorative t-shirts.
    October 1, 2009
    9:30 a.m., Opening Ceremonies
    Location: Blake Track

Family Weekend (October 9-11, 2009)

  • Springfield College 125th Anniversary: History Discussion and Reception
    Join some of Springfield College’s distinguished faculty and staff in a presentation on the College’s 125th anniversary. Refreshments to follow.
    October 9, 6:30 p.m.
    Location: TBA

Museum of Springfield History Grand Opening

  • Visit the city’s newest museum, which includes a Springfield College display—the only display of a college included in the exhibit.
    Date: October 10, 2009
    Location: 85 Edwards Street (adjacent to the Quadrangle), Springfield, MA
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Homecoming (November 6-8, 2009)

  • 100th Gymnastics Exhibition Home Show
    Join us for this exciting performance, which will highlight the rich, century-long gymnastics heritage at Springfield College.
    November 6, 8 p.m.
    November 7, 7:30 p.m.
    Location: Physical Education Complex, Blake Arena.
    Please enter through side lobby. Tickets required for admission.
  • Canoe Parade and Pep Rally
    Join our student-athletes and leaders for this age-old Springfield College tradition, rekindled in celebration of our 125th anniversary.
    November 6, 7-7:30 p.m.
    Location: Lake Massasoit (parade) and Rally Hill (pep rally)
  • Recording History
    In honor of our 125th anniversary, stop by the StoryCorps booth and become a living part of Springfield College’s historical archives.
    November 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Location: TBA
  • Coffee House
    Join Professors Emeriti Dr. Edward Sims ’51 and Dr. Beth Evans ’62, as well as Dr. Mimi Murray ’61, G ’68, professor of physical education, for a look at pieces of the College’s history that span a century and a quarter. Sample hot and iced tea blends and coffees along with other light refreshments.
    November 7, 10-10:45 a.m.
    Location: TBA

Dance Concert: Movimento

  • MOVIMENTO, a dance concert
    Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21, at 8 p.m.
    Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m.
    Appleton Auditorium, Fuller Arts Center

    General admission - $5
    Springfield College students (please bring your student identification card) - $4
    Children under 12 and seniors aged 65 and over - $3

    Tickets may be purchased in advance Nov. 16-20 in Cheney Dining Hall, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Looking Back: An Exhibition of Springfield College Art

  • Throughout the month
    Location: William Blizard Gallery, Blake Hall

Founders Day Celebration

  • Date: TBA
    Dedication of the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union
    Leadership Seminar
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Looking Back: An Exhibition of Springfield College Art

  • Through February 19
    Location: William Blizard Gallery, Blake Hall
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APRIL 2010

Celebrating the Birthplace of Basketball®, James Naismith and His Legacy:

  • A week-long series of events in celebration of the Birthplace of Basketball® and its inventor, James Naismith.
    April 12-17, 2010

Master Class with Steve James, Director of the Film Hoop Dreams

  • Lecture and question-and-answer session with the highly-acclaimed film director, producer, and screenwriter.
    April 12, 2-3:30 p.m.
    Location: Fuller Arts Center, Appleton Auditorium

Introduction to Hoop Dreams by Director Steve James

  • Screening of the film, Hoop Dreams, and a post-film question-and-answer session with Steve James.
    April 12, 6:45 p.m.
    Location: Fuller Arts Center, Appleton Auditorium

Dedication ceremony of statue of Dr. James Naismith

  • April 13, noon

Poetry Reading: Jack Ridl

  • The award-winning poet will read from his new book of basketball poems, Losing Season. A book signing will follow.
    April 14, 7:30 p.m.
    Location: Marsh Memorial
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MAY 2010

124th Springfield College Commencement

  • Graduate Ceremony
    May 15, 2010
    Click here for graduate ceremony information.

Baccalaureate Ceremony

  • May 15, 2010
    Click here for baccalaureate ceremony information.

Undergraduate Ceremony

  • May 16, 2010
    Click here for undergraduate ceremony information.
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JUNE 2010

Reunion Weekend (June 10-13, 2010)

  • A Springfield College 125th anniversary reunion celebration.
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William Simpson Fine Arts Series

  • Throughout the year
    Many of the Simpson programs will celebrate the contributions of Springfield College to the arts.

The Karpovich Lecture: “The Science of Springfield”

  • Spring Semester, Date TBA
    Presented by: Dr. Mimi Murrary ’61, G’ 68

International Fair

  • Spring Semester, Date TBA Dedication of the International Center in the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union

Release of 125th Anniversary Poster Series

  • A series of eight posters highlighting the College’s impact and influence throughout the years will be released during the anniversary year.


  • The College’s magazine will feature the history of Springfield College.

125th Anniversary Web Pages

  • A new site commemorating the 125th anniversary will be located on the College’s Web pages.

Springfield College: In Spirit, Mind, and Body (Notes and Scenes from Our First 125 Years 1885-2010), by Richard C. Garvey and Ronald S. Ziemba, to be released.

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