Buildings & Facilities
Alumni Memorial Hall
The English as a Second Language, digital media and fashion, merchandising, textiles and design departments are located in Alumni Memorial Hall.
Berks Community Media Center
The Berks Community Media Center is home to Albright College radio, WXAC 91.3 FM, and Berks Community Television (BCTV). The center is a partnership aimed at serving the greater Reading community and strengthening the already robust experiential initiatives with students in the communications, digital communications and digital video arts programs.
The Bollman Center, constructed in 1950, can seat up to 2,200 for an event. The gym can be set up for basketball, volleyball, badminton or wrestling. The Red & White Room, a VIP suite, overlooks the playing court. The Bollman Center also houses the athletic offices, locker rooms and physical training facilities.
Center for the Arts
Dedicated in 1991 as the home of the music, theatre, and art programs, the Center for the Arts (CFA) is a work of art itself. The building, outdoor sculpture, plaza and landscape are a fusion of architecture and art, with a sculpture by Mary Miss at its center. The CFA facilities include Wachovia Theatre, five soundproof rehearsal rooms, Roop Hall, art studios, the Freedman Gallery, and printmaking and darkroom facilities. Roop Hall is an acoustically correct recital hall large enough to seat a small orchestra.
Center for Computing and Mathematics
Home to the computer science and mathematics departments, this building also houses three computer labs (two PC and one Mac) and a SunStation Lab. Information technology services is located on the first floor.
Center for Excellence in Local Government
Located in Roessner Hall, the Center for Excellence in Local Government is a unique partnership among the academic, public and private sectors of the community. It’s mission is to maintain and enhance the quality of life in Berks County by assisting municipal leaders in meeting the changing needs of their communities.
The Freedman Gallery is ranked in the top 10 college art galleries in the country and nationally recognized for contemporary art. The gallery sponsors six professional shows a year, including a year-end show of student work.
Gene Shirk Stadium
Gene Shirk Stadium, which can accommodate more than 5,000 fans, was built in 2005 to replace the original stadium built in 1909. The stadium is home to football, field hockey, soccer and several additional sports teams. The stadium was built as a partnership with the Reading School District and is also home to the Reading High School Red Knights.
Gingrich Library and Administration Building
The library, strategically located at the center of campus, is on the second, third and fourth floors. College administration occupies the first floor of the building. The Academic Learning Center and the Writing Center are located on the lower level.
Kelchner Field has been the home of Lions Baseball since 1947, and is located in the heart of campus. Each team has their own bullpen along the left and right field lines, and a covered dugout, making it one of the top fields in the area. In the spring of 2018, a grandstand was built equipped with seating for more than 200, a press box, important storage space and restrooms. The field is named after Charles (Pop) Kelchner, the first baseball coach in Albright history. Kelchner coached the Lions from 1897-1918.
Masters Hall is home to the English and communications, history, education and foreign language (French, Spanish, Latin, Italian and German) departments. Also housed in Masters Hall are a video conferencing room and a digital language lab.
McMillan Student Center
The McMillan Student Center is home to the College’s bookstore, dining hall, Jake’s Place (snack bar), Jake’s Java (coffee shop), main lounge, mailroom, Klein Lecture Hall, conference and meeting rooms, and student activities and student organization offices.
This historic farmhouse, which now houses the alumni relations office, was acquired in 1924. It was originally named Sherman Cottage after Samuel Sherman, the building contractor who remodeled it and presented it to the College. In 1994, the building was renamed the V. Lester and Maryann Pushman Cottage.
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Roessner Hall is home to the accounting, business, economics, and political science departments, along with the Center for Excellence in Local Government and the School of Professional Studies. It opened its doors for the beginning of the fall 2014 semester. This modern, technologically advanced academic facility has been designed to enhance synergy and collaboration among the related departments and showcase the interdisciplinary approach that is at the heart of the Albright educational experience.
Scholl LifeSports Center
The Scholl LifeSports Center includes an indoor track and field facility (four-lane, 1/10 mile track) and can also be used for basketball (four courts), tennis, and as a practice facility for other athletic teams. The facility offers raquetball courts, a group fitness room and a birds-eye view of Gene Shirk Stadium.
Schumo Center for Fitness and Well-Being
The Schumo Center for Fitness and Well-Being features a cardiovascular fitness room; a weight room; a group fitness room; a wellness classroom; conference space; offices; locker rooms; an atrium; and a café featuring healthy snacks.
The Science Center includes the Merner-Pfeiffer Hall of Science, the Clarence A. Horn Wing and Trustee Hall. The complex 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.
Selwyn Hall houses the admission office, financial aid office, sociology department, dean of students office, registrar’s office and the office of multi-ethnic student affairs.
A six-lane, 25-yard, indoor pool serves as home to Albright’s championship men’s and women’s swimming teams, and offers aqua-aerobics, aqua-jogging, open swim, learn-to-swim classes, a junior swim team, and activities open to the community.
Teel Hall houses the psychology department and includes Kachel Chapel, a computer lab and the psychology department’s research center.