Student Life

Special and Cultural Events

The college sponsors a variety of special and cultural events throughout the year - many at no charge to students.

So come join us during Spring Fever, International Fest, African-American History Month, the Welcome Back Bash/Mardi Gras, Fall Follies and a host of other events. You can find out about upcoming events on the SPC website or by visiting your campus Student Life and Leadership office.

Study Abroad

SPC’s study abroad programs allow students to travel to countries like Ireland, Japan, Italy and Ecuador while earning college credit. Many students describe their study abroad experience as the most meaningful part of their education, impacting their personal growth and enhancing their global perspective.

Collegewide Organizations

The following organizations draw participants from all campuses:

There are also a variety of specific clubs and organizations on each campus, many tied to a particular academic program. See your campus Student Life and Leadership office for more information.


SPC sponsors many intramural and recreational activities including basketball, table tennis, bowling, flag football, and more. SPC also has quality intercollegiate athletic teams that routinely compete for conference championships in women’s softball, tennis, volleyball and basketball and in men’s baseball and basketball. There is also a cheerleading squad during the basketball season.

Pick up information about recreational activities at your campus Student Life and Leadership office, or visit the Department of Athletics website for information about intercollegiate game schedules. All games are free.

Wellness Centers

SPC’s wellness centers are workout facilities equipped with Nautilus machines, free weights, StairMasters, exercycles and treadmills. They are free and open to students when they aren’t being used by a physical education class.

Open hours are posted at each wellness center and in the campus newsletters. Remember to bring your SPC ID (which you’ll show the attendant each time you visit), a towel and proper attire — a shirt with sleeves (no tank tops), sweat pants or shorts (no jeans) and sneakers.


St. Petersburg College does not provide housing. You must arrange for your own housing.

If you are interested in sharing an apartment with another person, your Student Activities Office can sometimes put you in touch with a potential roommate.


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