Stonehill is in suburban Easton, Mass., ideally situated half way between Boston and Providence. It offers the College’s 2,500 students the best of both worlds:
* Easy access to the countless cultural, social, internship and academic opportunities in two of the largest and most vibrant cities in New England
* A beautiful 384-acre campus that includes traditional New England college architecture, ponds, rolling fields and stretches of woods
Boston is a mere 22 miles away and a shuttle service takes students from the campus to the subway system that spans the entire metropolitan area. In addition to the academic opportunities, museums, music, theater and professional sports teams in Boston and Providence, Stonehill students can easily connect with thousands of other college students attending schools in those cities. Second only to Boston as popular student retreats are the beaches and activities of Cape Cod and Newport, R.I., both within 45 minutes of Easton.
The student government association also has vans that students can reserve for trips to sporting events, concerts, skiing in Northern New England and other activities.
Campus Facilities & Equipment
Stonehill guarantees housing for a student’s entire four years, and offers a residential life that supports the academic mission of the college, encourages individual student development, and fosters a community of inclusivity, responsibility and compassion. With amenities ranging from free laundry to basketball and beach volleyball courts, along with a student and professional staff that makes residential life fun and safe, it’s not surprising that 91% of all students live on-campus.
A 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 eco-friendly, it includes floor to ceiling windows, motion sensor lighting and a garden on the roof. This state-of-the-art 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 Service Desk, a central point of assistance for students, is located next door, in Duffy Hall, and is open over 90 hours per week.
The Joseph W. Martin Institute for Law and Society serves as a focal point for civic and public policy programming. It is home to the Departments of Political Science & International Studies, Sociology & Criminology and the Centers for Interdisciplinary Studies, Pre Law Advising, and Moore Center for Gender Equity. It also houses the Archives & Historical Collections Department with the papers of both Joseph W. Martin, the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and Stonehill graduate and internationally renowned scholar Michael Novak.
When it comes to off-campus opportunities, Stonehill is renowned for it study abroad offerings, consortium programs and domestic and international internships and it actively encourages students to participate.
Study Abroad: Stonehill is consistently ranked among the top 25 baccalaureate institutions in the nation for student participation in semester-long study abroad programs, according to the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Survey. Nearly 40 percent of Stonehill students study abroad before graduation in dozens of countries, including Argentina, Australia, China, Denmark, England, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, New Zealand, Spain and South Africa.
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 and the SEA Semester program, an internationally recognized leader in undergraduate ocean education based out of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute on Cape Cod.
Internships: 80% 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., Los Angeles, 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.
More than 80 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 2,500 to become involved.
Just 22 miles south of Boston and connected to the Boston subway system via a free campus shuttle service, many Stonehill students venture into the city to attend major sporting events and concerts, visit museums and shop or dine.