18th Street Commons
Located on the northern end of campus near the Student Health Center and Natural Sciences Center, these apartment-style residences are great for students looking for more independence in their on-campus housing. Each apartment comes with a living room, dining room and full kitchen, so a meal plan purchase is optional. Plus you get bike storage. A central building houses a lounge, laundry facility and outdoor grilling area. Up to 284 students can live in the 18th Street Commons.
The Admission House is our official front door. Welcoming our visitors to campus, it is located at our main entrance on University Avenue. Opened in 2017, it was a fully-funded gift from our Board of Trustees and designed by the renowned architect Peter Bohland of Bohland Cywinski Jackson. It was designed to stand out as a beacon on campus and as a modern take on a barn/farm structure to pay tribute to central Pennsylvania’s agricultural tradition. Parking for our future River Hawks is located directly next to this building.
Aikens Hall is a traditional-style residence hall that’s home to 150 first-year students. Aikens is coed and features double rooms with a few multiples available. Most rooms are 13-by-13 feet and include a bed, desk, chair and dresser. The floor is vinyl tile. There’s a lounge, kitchenette and laundry room with amenities including air conditioning, Wi-Fi and cable. The Residence Life Office is located in Aikens.
Located next to the Degenstein Campus Center, Aikens was built in 1961 and renovated in 1990. It was named for Charles T. Aikens, university president from 1905–1927.
The Alumni House is the hub for all alumni-related activities and programs both on campus and around the country, such as Homecoming, Break Through, SU SERVE and regional chapter events.
Planning to take painting, drawing, printmaking or sculpture classes? If so, you’ll probably spend time working in the Art Studio which is located on the northern end of campus near the Natural Sciences Center and North Residence Hall. In addition to the large collaborative studio spaces, senior art majors have access to individual workspaces within the building.
Apfelbaum Hall was built in 1999 and is home to the Communications Department and the AACSB-accredited Sigmund Weis School of Business.
Communications majors enjoy access to superb production facilities and equipment, including an audio, video and graphics lab; a multi-camera television studio with green screen; and professional-quality audio and video field equipment.
Business students get hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art student investment center — a functioning trading room with Bloomberg Terminals that allow students to monitor and analyze financial markets in real time, and place trades on Bloomberg’s electronic trading platform. Students manage a real investment portfolio, with funds allocated by the Student Government Association.
Students and faculty have 24-hour access to the building. Classrooms range in size and can accommodate intimate seminars as well as lectures. There’s a state-of-the-art presentation classroom with 600 information data ports – one for every seat in the classroom – three multimedia computer labs, private areas for team projects and student lounges as well.
Our thoroughly modern, newly renovated offers wireless computing access to thousands of journal articles, houses more than 330,000 books, DVDs and CDs, and has study space for more than 500 students.
- A completely renovated and redesigned main level with a one-stop service desk
- Scholarly Grounds, a café serving sandwiches, smoothies, coffee and other beverages
- A new teaching lab that can seat up to 40 people and converts easily to presentation or display space
- Study and collaboration spaces with comfortable and flexible seating
- A theater for film viewing
- A conversion of the library collection from Dewey Decimal classification to Library of Congress, to enhance collection discoverability and the book browsing experience
Bogar Hall is an eastern anchor of Kurtz Lane — Susquehanna’s picturesque main walk.
It houses classrooms as well as the departments of modern languages, philosophy and religious studies. Dedicated in 1951, it was renovated in 1990.
Center for Environmental Education and Research
The Center for Environmental Education and Research (CEER) is an 87-acre tract of land immediately adjacent to campus that serves as a convenient field station. The Freshwater Research Initiative is located here, as are the campus garden, beehives, a solar array, a research greenhouse and research plots and walking/biking trails.
Charlie’s is a student-run coffeehouse and entertainment venue, serving up lattes, snacks and free programming. Events are scheduled for almost every night of the week, such as movies, open mike nights, karaoke, live bands, craft nights, slam poetry, comedy shows and Sunday football. Charlie’s is a great atmosphere to relax, do some homework and chat with friends.
Counseling & Psychological Services
Located at 606 University Ave., the Counseling & Psychological Services offers a confidential environment to collaborate with you on your mental well-being. Services include group and individual counseling, emergency services and an after-hours crisis phone hotline.
Cunningham Center for Music and Art
Cunningham Center for Music and Art is home to the university’s premier performance space: Stretansky Concert Hall, a magnificent 320-seat venue designed specifically for music performance. Our large ensemble rehearsal space, Heilman Hall, is newly renovated with significant sound improvements.
Cunningham also home to 32 music practice rooms, group rehearsal areas and a computer music lab that features Yamaha digital pianos and Macintosh computers with midi keyboards. Supported software includes Finale, Audacity, Garageband, iMovie, iWeb, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.
There are two percussion rooms. One is for keyboard percussion, featuring two 51/2 octave Marimba One marimbas. The second space is for battery percussion practice and storage, and contains a set of tympani and numerous snare drums, cymbals, drum sets and ethnic percussion. It also houses marching percussion for our Stadium Band. These rooms are available to percussion majors for lessons, practice time and ensemble rehearsals.
Graphic design and studio art classrooms and labs also live in Cunningham. Art and graphic design students have access to a fully equipped photography space, two state-of-the-art graphic design computer labs and a dedicated art history classroom which include:
- 22 state-of-the-art Macs exclusively for graphic design majors
- Access to a dedicated server array, including an Apple X-Serve with unlimited electronic data storage for each and every major
- The most up-to-date versions of the Adobe Creative Cloud software packages with no individual subscriptions required
- Three ultra-large format color printers, with no charge for prints
- Numerous scanners and digital SLR cameras dedicated for student use
The traditional photography studio has 20 Beselar enlargers, processing and drying rooms, studio lighting, and dedicated lecture, critique and production space, as well as top of the line Apple Macintosh computers with full digital editing capability via the Adobe Creative Cloud. The art history classroom has dual projection and an accompanying slide library.
Degenstein Campus Center
The Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center, commonly referred to as “Deg,” is the heart of campus life.
It’s home to Evert Dining Room, which offers a variety of all-you-care-to-eat meal options featuring comfort foods to international fare with a salad bar, deli, pizza, fresh baked goods, hard and soft ice cream and more. There’s also a Starbucks, the student-run Charlie’s Coffeehouse and the Hawk’s Nest food court.
Many student organizations and offices are located here, including the Johnson Center for Civic Engagement, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Student Government Association, Student Activities Committee, Outdoor Recreation Center and Student Life.
On the lower level, you’ll find the university bookstore, student mailroom, our student-run WQSU radio station and the The Quill, SU’s student-run newspaper. Also on this level is the Hawk’s Nest featuring made-to-order grill foods, a deli and salad station; Bistro 58 which features a rotating menu from Tex-Mex, pasta, BBQ and more; a wide array of beverages, coffee and snack items; and a gathering spot for students with comfortable seating, a small stage for performances and mulitple TVs.
The Theatre Department offices, costume and scene shops, a lighting design lab and a black box Studio Theater are also located on the lower level.
Upstairs you’ll find the Degenstein Center Theater, a 450-seat Broadway-quality theater, and our Lore Degenstein Gallery, which presents nationally recognized exhibitions as well as the Senior Art Show.
Fisher Hall is a creative and energetic learning space where you’ll find the departments of English, psychology, sociology, anthropology, mathematics and computer science, music education and physics.
The Career Development Center, Center for Academic Success and Disability Services Office are all located on the second floor of Fisher Hall.
The signature pendulum that hangs in the center of the building harkens back to its life as Susquehanna’s science building from 1964 to 2011.
Renovated in 2011, the building includes several state-of-the-art learning spaces, including The Letterbox publishing & editing suite, the Paul D. Coleman Physics Center and a music education resource room.
Garrett Sports Complex
The James W. Garrett Sports Complex is a center for varsity, intramural and recreational sports and student activities. The complex includes a 25-yard indoor swimming pool, a gymnasium, a fitness center and weight room, racquetball courts, a student lounge and eatery, and a multipurpose field house with an indoor track.
Across campus, other venues for sports and recreation include the Doug Arthur Stadium for football, lacrosse and track; the Harold Bollinger Baseball Field; tennis and basketball courts; the Vince Magnotta Rugby Field; fields for intramural and recreational sports; and the Sassafras Field complex, which serves six varsity sports.
At these facilities, you might find yourself getting in a quick workout on the elliptical after class or cheering on our teams at a Landmark Conference Championship game.
Tucked away on a shaded hill on the west side of campus, the GO House has a tranquil feel despite being just a stone’s throw from the Degenstein Campus Center and the heart of campus.
Room sizes vary, but all include a bed, dresser, wardrobe, desk and chair for each resident. The GO House has wireless internet and cable, but it is not air-conditioned. It also has a living room, study room, laundry room and kitchenette.
Housing only 85 students, Hassinger is the smallest of our sophomore residence halls. Built in 1921, it was renovated in 1992.
Students share double or triple air-conditioned rooms. The hall features a lounge, seminar room, kitchenette and laundry room. Room sizes vary, but all include a bed, dresser, wardrobe, desk and chair for each resident.
The Susquehanna Student Health Center is located in the Geisinger-Susquehanna University clinic, a 16,000-square-foot facility located at 620 University Ave. Our team of physicians and nurses are available for same-day urgent care needs, physical exams, women’s and men’s health issues, nutritionist care, preventive care and much more. An on-call nurse is available for emergencies 24 hours/day, 7 days a week during the academic year.
The Hillel House is a gathering place for the Jewish community at Susquehanna. It is located on the “triangle” where University Avenue meets Pine Street. It features a kosher kitchen, meditation room and library.
Natural Sciences Center
The Natural Science Center is home to our chemistry, biology, earth and environmental sciences, neuroscience, ecology, health care studies and pre-professional programs. The 81,000-square-foot, LEED-certified facility is the largest and newest academic building on campus.
Students have full access to more than $1 million worth of modern science facilities equipment, including a scanning electron microscope, fluorescence microscopes, DNA sequencer and cell-culturing facilities, and behavioral digital tracking systems. The building also features 19 teaching and research labs and 30 prep and support spaces. Ele’s café on the lower level serves paninis, made-to-order salads and freshly baked pastries.
North Hall is home to 123 students who can pick from traditional single, double or triple rooms or suites.
Room sizes vary, but all rooms include a bed, dresser, wardrobe, desk and chair for each resident. There is a lounge, seminar room, laundry room, kitchenette and bike storage room. Amenities include air conditioning, Wi-Fi, cable and an elevator.
Built in 1971, North Hall was last renovated in 1998.
Reed Hall is a traditional-style residence hall that is home to 150 first-year students. Reed is coed and features double rooms with a few mulitples available. Most rooms are 13-by-13 feet and include a bed, dresser, desk and chair for each resident. There’s a shared lounge, kitchenette and laundry room. Amenities include air conditioning, Wi-Fi and cable.
Located between Smith Hall and the Degenstein Campus Center, it was built in 1963 and renovated in 2004. It was named for Katherine Reed, a Susquehanna benefactor.
The Sassafras Complex is home to 172 students who can pick from traditional single or double rooms, suites or townhouses with semi-private baths. Room sizes vary, but all rooms include a bed, dresser, desk and chair for each resident.
In the Sassafras Complex, there are four townhouses (Ross, O’Conner, Isaacs and Roberts) and two suite-style residence halls (March and Shobert).
Each townhouse is divided into two units that can house eight students each. Common areas include a living room, kitchenette, dining area and study loft. Amenities include air conditioning, Wi-Fi and cable.
March and Shobert halls each house up to 54 students. Suites feature lounges, study rooms, laundry rooms, bike storage rooms and kitchenettes. Amenities include air conditioning, Wi-Fi and cable.
Scholars House is a traditional residence hall with single and double rooms. This three-story residence hall, which was renovated in 1994, features a furnished common area, kitchenette, study room, classroom, laundry room, air conditioning, Wi-Fi and cable. Room sizes vary, but each includes a bed, dresser, wardrobe, desk and chair.
The Women’s Resource Center and the Honors Program offices are also located in Scholars House.
Seibert Hall is a multifaceted facility where you’ll find student housing on the upper floors, classroom spaces, Isaacs Auditorium lecture hall, the education department, Information Technology, and offices of the Registrar and the Dean of the schools of the Arts and of Humanities.
Seibert is home to 82 students, who live in double and single rooms joined together to form bright and airy suites with semi-private baths. Room sizes vary, but all rooms include a bed, dresser, wardrobe, desk and chair for each resident. The floors are carpeted. Common areas include an atrium lounge, a laundry room and kitchenettes. Amenities include Wi-Fi, air conditioning and cable.
Built in 1902 and renovated in 1985, this Greek revival building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its 220-seat Isaacs Auditorium is the oldest one on campus and is used mainly for lectures and chamber music performances. The auditorium was renovated in 2021.
Selinsgrove Hall was the first building on campus and is included on the National Register of Historic Places. Numerous administrative offices are located here, such as the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Human Resources, Advancement, Finance and Operations offices.
Smith Hall is a traditional-style residence hall that’s home to 275 first-year students. Smith is coed and features double rooms with a few multiple rooms available. Most rooms are 13-by-13 feet and include a bed, dresser, desk and chair. There are kitchenettes, lounges, laundry rooms, bike storage rooms and study rooms. Amenities include air conditioning, Wi-Fi and cable.
Located near the James W. Garrett Sports Complex, Smith was built in 1961 and renovated in 1999. It was named for G. Morris Smith, university president from 1928 to 1959.
Steele Hall is an eastern anchor of Kurtz Lane — Susquehanna’s picturesque main walk.
It houses classrooms as well as a number of academic departments and offices, including economics, history and political science.
Originally completed in 1913 for the science program, the building was named for benefactor Charles Steele. It underwent an extensive renovation in 1992.
TRAX is our on-campus nightclub and entertainment venue that features a dance floor, DJ booth, performance stage, billiards area and outdoor patio.
Student organizations sponsor a variety of events there on Friday and Saturday nights. Most activities are free, and many offer food and drinks (alcohol available only to those 21 and over).
At this venue, you might find yourself shooting pool with friends or dancing to the sounds of a live band or DJ.
Weber Chapel Auditorium
Opened in 1966, this large venue seats 1,500 and plays host to numerous events such as guest lecturers, visiting artist performances and chapel services. The auditorium features one of the largest revolving stages on the East Coast with performance facilities on one side and chancel on the other. The venue’s orchestra pit provides space for the instrumental needs of a standard Broadway show.
There’s a music technology center with analog and digital recording stations, a computer music composition station and a real-time computer music system used to create interactive music and multimedia for live performance. The piano lab features 12 Yamaha Clavinova keyboards, a teacher’s station and a keyboard visualizer. A multipurpose room is available for various student rehearsal activities, including handbell choir, amplified combos and musical theater.
The Office of the Chaplain, Horn Meditation Chapel and Greta Ray Dance Studio are also located in Weber.
West Hall is a traditional-style residence hall that’s home to 160 upperclass students. West is coed and features double rooms with a few multiple rooms available. Most rooms are 13-by-13 feet and include a bed, dresser, desk and chair. There are kitchenettes, lounges, laundry rooms, study rooms and a bike storage room. Amenities include air conditioning, Wi-Fi and cable.
Located on the western edge of campus next to West Village, it was built in 1965 and renovated in 2006.
West Village is home to 336 students, who live in double and single rooms joined together to form suites with semi-private baths. There are seven buildings (Aspen, Hawthorn, Laurel, Linden, Elm, Tamarack and Willow) that each house 48 students. Five of the residence halls are LEED-certified green buildings. Classrooms are located in the lower level of each building.
Room sizes vary, but all rooms include a bed, dresser, desk and chair for each resident. There are lounges, laundry rooms, bike storage rooms and kitchenettes. Amenities include Wi-Fi, air conditioning and cable.
Built in 2007 and 2008, these units are located between the Degenstein Campus Center and West Hall.
The Writers Institute is home to Susquehanna University’s nationally recognized creative writing program.
The institute serves as the nucleus of a vibrant community of published writers, and offers students a space to connect and unwind. The building, which was renovated in 2010, houses faculty offices, classrooms designed for writing workshops, conference spaces and a library.
A variety of student housing options are located along University Avenue. The Liberty Alley townhouses are located at the easternmost end of campus. Spanning the next four blocks are 14 university-owned residential homes that house more than 140 students. These buildings are home to members of the Greek Life community, as well as university living/learning groups.