Fall Classes Begin at Spring Hill College Aug. 22

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 11:15am

MOBILE, Ala. – Fall 2011 semester day and evening classes at Spring Hill College begin on Monday, Aug. 22 with more than 350 new students expected to arrive on campus.

The 2011 academic year officially begins on Sunday, Aug. 21 with the Mass of the Holy Spirit at 4 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel. The Mass is the traditional opening event of the academic year at Jesuit colleges and universities. It is a tradition dating back to the first Jesuit school in Messina, Sicily in 1548.

Spring Hill College is the oldest college in Alabama, the first Catholic college in the Southeast, the third oldest Jesuit college and the fifth oldest Catholic college in the United States.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Spring Hill among the best Southern colleges and universities granting master’s degrees. The college is also listed in the South’s “Great Schools, Great Prices” category, colleges that offer quality academic programs, affordable tuition and significant financial aid.

Spring Hill College is also listed in the region’s “A-Plus Schools for B Students” category, campuses where B students thrive in an engaged student body.

Spring Hill College faculty and staff are committed to the Jesuit tradition of “cura personalis,” that is, a care for the spiritual, social and intellectual growth of each individual. Spring Hill prepares students for professional excellence and to become responsible leaders in service to others.

The campus is home to approximately 1,400 students and rests on 400 acres in one of Mobile’s most noted neighborhoods.  It is naturally landscaped and features huge oaks, azalea-lined walkways and an 18-hole golf course. Several campus buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

For more information, call (251) 380-4000 or (800) 742-6704, or visit www.shc.edu.