At Stonehill, you get it all: the campus atmosphere and accessibility of small-town life and the excitement and opportunities of nearby Boston.
Easton, in the heart of southeastern Massachusetts, has a population of 22,980. Our 384-acre campus is yours to explore and share with only 2,363 other full-time degree students. This is a vast expanse of space that includes a pond, rolling fields, and stretches of woods. Boston is a mere 22 miles away, and offers countless cultural, social, internship, and academic opportunities. Museums, theater, professional athletic teams, a vibrant music scene, and thousands of other college students are all found in Boston. Other highly popular student retreats are the beaches and activities of Cape Cod and Newport and Providence, Rhode Island, all within 45 minutes from Easton.
The College does provide a free shuttle service to Boston's subway system. The student government association also has vans that students can reserve for trips to sporting events, concerts, skiing, and other activities.
Campus Facilities & Equipment
Kaplan's Insiders Guide of the 320 Most Interesting Colleges listed Stonehill as one of the colleges with the "Best Freshman Housing". Upper-class housing is equally nice and that's perhaps why almost everyone lives on campus all four years! Housing is guaranteed and 89% of all students live on-campus.
A brand new, five-story, upper-class residence hall was opened in Fall 2010. This building, the tallest in Easton, houses over 250 students in suite-style living, complete with a kitchen and a common area. The residence hall is also home to a chapel on the 5th floor.
The Thomas and Mary Shields Science Center, opened in 2009, is an 89,000 square foot state-of-the-art science building. Identified as an eco-friendly building, it includes floor to ceiling windows, motion sensor lighting, and a garden on the roof. This exciting science facility contains research labs with advanced technology and instrumentation for the biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology departments along with the neuroscience, biochemistry, and environmental studies programs.
The MacPhaidin Library and Networked Information Center provides students with features such as wireless access, multimedia computers, and electronic resources such as E-Journals, WorldCat for locating books worldwide as well as technology workshops focused on library research skills.
Stanger Hall is a 100% wireless building providing 4 multimedia classrooms, over 100 computers in 4 computer classrooms and labs for student use. In addition to software for Computer Science, Robotics and other specialized courses, the labs also include laser printers and scanners, as well as the Bloomberg Stock Trading Computer System. The Information Technology Help Desk, a central point of assistance for students, is located in Stanger Hall and is open over 90 hours per week.
The Joseph W. Martin Institute for Law and Society serves as a regional center for education, research, and public service. The Martin Institute features an archival research center, the Center for Regional and Policy Analysis, the Stonehill Education Project, and the papers of Joseph W. Martin, the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as the papers of Stonehill graduate Michael Novak. Michael Novak was awarded the very prestigious internationally recognized Templeton Award.
When it comes to off-campus opportunities, the Stonehill administration actively recruits students and solicits programs in all of the big three: study abroad, consortium programs, and internships.
Study Abroad: The Institute for International Education ranks Stonehill 15th nationwide for study abroad programs. Stonehill sponsors study abroad programs at over 130 institutions in more than 40 countries throughout the world. The most popular destinations are Italy, Ireland, England, Spain, and Australia.
Local Consortium: Stonehill belongs to a consortium that allows its students to take classes at eight area colleges. Stonehill is also a member of the Marine Studies Consortium in Boston.
Internships: 78% of Stonehill students participate in either a domestic or international internship experience by graduation. Stonehill's internship program affords each student the opportunity to gain valuable work experience for academic credit while networking with professionals from a wide variety of corporate and nonprofit agencies. Students intern at organizations such as Grant Thornton UK, Serono Pharmaceutical, Reebok International, UBS, Marvel Comics, Children's Hospital Boston, NCIS, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Fidelity Investments, the Boston Globe, and more.
Full-time internships are available in New York City, Washington D.C., Dublin, London, Paris, Madrid, and Geneva, Switzerland.
Student Organizations & Activities
Stonehill College competes on the NCAA Division II level and offers a multitude of recreational, intramural, and intercollegiate club sports.
The Student Government Association (SGA) is an influential group of student leaders who represent the voice of Stonehill students to the President, the Board of Trustees, the Alumni Council, and the Faculty Senate.
Over 70 organized student groups representing academic societies, multicultural interests, music as well as performance, community service, and shared interests enable the full-time student population of 2,558 to actually become involved.
Just 22 miles south of Boston and connected to the "T" via a free campus shuttle service, many Stonehill students venture into the city to attend major sporting events and concerts, to shop or dine, or simply stated, just to have fun!
For many at Stonehill, life is “mainly centered around academics.” Even downtime
is spent doing things other than partying. Students are “provided with
opportunities that abound, especially in the form of internships and community
service,” so most “get pretty involved in clubs, sports, and community
service.” These organizations allow students to “form very strong, long lasting
relationships.” The “great atmosphere” includes a strong focus on sports—
“even if someone isn't involved in varsity sports, the campus is very active in
Rec sports, intramurals, and just general fitness and use of the athletic facility”—
along with the expected “watching movies, taking hikes around campus,
playing video games with friends and taking the school shuttle to the mall.”
Trivia, bingo, campus coffeehouse gatherings, and going out to “sweat all over
each other on a dance floor” provide other distractions. If this sounds far
removed from keggers and drunken binges, it is. The idea that partying is not
the be-all and end-all of weekend life “is present among a strong population of
Stonehill College students.” One student sums it up: “I never thought my
weekends would be full of volunteering until I came here and now I truly
wouldn't have it any other way.”