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Campus Facilities

Over the last several years, Albright has invested tens of millions of dollars in its buildings and grounds to create a campus where you learn, live, and play in a modern, attractive and welcoming environment.

Take our campus tour to get a look at each building. Or check out the highlights below:

Science Center

Albright’s Science Center was expanded by 41,000 square feet in 2010 and completely renovated a year later. The LEED-certified building offers more than 78,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory and classroom space and houses a wide variety of research-grade equipment. Our science majors include biology, biotechnology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, optics, psychobiology, environmental science, environmental chemistry and environmental studies, and we offer pre-professional programs in pre-med, pre-dentistry and pre-veterinary medicine.

Roessner Hall

Roessner is the region’s premier facility for political scienceeconomics and business, and accounting. Crossing disciplines and designed for engagement, the Center for Business, Civic and Global Leadership is just the kind of learning environment demanded by a complex, interconnected, ever-changing world.

Center for the Arts

Housing Albright’s musictheatre, and art programs, the Center for the Arts is itself a work of art. The building, outdoor sculpture, plaza and landscape are a fusion of architecture and art, with a sculpture by Mary Miss at its center. CFA facilities include a theatre, five soundproof rehearsal rooms, an acoustically correct recital hall, art studios, the Freedman Gallery, and printmaking and darkroom facilities.

Schumo Center for Fitness and Well-Being

Opened in 2007, this 22,000-square-foot facility houses a cardiovascular fitness room; a fully equipped weight room; an aerobics room; a nutrition classroom; conference space; offices; locker rooms; an atrium; and a café featuring healthy sandwiches, wraps, salads and snacks. Adjacent to Schumo is the George C. Bollman Center, one of the finest small-college basketball arenas in the country. Rounding out the athletics complex is the John Scholl LifeSports Center, which houses an indoor track and field facility (four-lane, 1/10 mile track) and can also be used for basketball (four courts) and tennis, and as a practice facility for other athletic teams. It also serves as home to the Albright Natatorium (swimming), two racquetball courts, a cardio room, multiple team meeting and locker rooms, the equipment and laundry rooms, and the Albright football offices.

The Great Outdoors

From lovely, tree-lined walkways to the stately stone houses that border campus, Albright offers numerous outside sights that add context and beauty to your learning environment. The Library plaza, for example, is an open area for you to grab a seat and catch up with a friend (or your reading!). Selwyn Pond, in addition to its status as home of one of the College’s best traditions, features exquisite landscaping, attractive benches and a soothing fountain. And Founders Walk has had its first phase installed; when completed, it will link the campus from north to south along a graceful, winding pathway.

Campus Center

The hub of student life and activity, the Campus Center is home to the College’s bookstore; the recently renovated Dining Hall; Jake’s Java, a coffee shop; Jake’s Place, a grill serving up cold and hot sandwiches; an attractive and airy main lounge; conference and meeting rooms; and the Student Activities and student organization offices.

Student Services Center

Placing several interrelated functions – the registrar’s office, student accounts and financial aid – into a common, consolidated space in Selwyn Hall, Albright launched the Student Services Center to give students convenient access to some of the services they use most.

Gene L. Shirk Stadium

Dedicated in 1925, Shirk Stadium underwent major renovations in 2005, turning it into one of the top Division III venues in the nation. The original home grandstand was replaced with a new building that seats 3,000 spectators while providing locker rooms, training facilities, and a laundry room for the Lion football, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and field hockey teams. A state-of-the-art press box sits atop the home grandstand, giving media and VIP’s a first-class place to watch the game. The natural-grass playing surface was replaced with an artificial turf surface that allows multi-sport play. Shirk also features top-of-the-line lighting so that night games can be played throughout the year. A new grandstand on the visitors’ side seats 2,000 spectators, giving the stadium a total seating capacity of 5,000.