Campus & Facilities
The University’s 100-acre campus in the East Falls section of Philadelphia includes more than 50 buildings, ranging from historic Victorian mansions to contemporary classroom, library and residential facilities. The latest additions – The Kanbar Campus Center, a 72,000 square-foot social hub for students, faculty and staff; the Center for Sustainability, Energy Efficiency and Design; and The Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation Center – have transformed our main campus and will have a dramatic impact on the academic and social environment for all members of the University Community.
The University community celebrated the groundbreaking of the College of Design, Engineering and Commerce building in June 2011. With a distinctive metallic shell for climate control, the building will include flexible space for studios, seminars, conference meetings and team projects, allowing teaching and work space to be reconfigurable as projects and curricula evolve. The 38,500 square-foot facility, built to LEED® standards, will boast a large two-story forum space for design exhibits, presentations, large lectures and social events. It is scheduled to open spring 2013.
The tree-lined Main Campus is located on the edge of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park in the beautiful residential area of East Falls, 15 minutes from historic Center City Philadelphia. Today over 50 percent of the University's students live in on-campus housing, including co-ed and single-sex residence halls, town homes and two- or three-bedroom apartments. And about 25 percent live in off-campus housing close to the University.
The Philadelphia University campus is wired with a sophisticated network directly to the desktop providing campus-wide file-transfer capability, personal directories, email and high-speed Internet access. The campus's advanced technology also provides voice mail and cable television to anyone living in the residence halls or townhouses.
The Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation Center is home to three regulation-size basketball courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, aerobics studio, racquetball court and elevated jogging track, as well as a 251-space underground parking garage. In addition, Athletic facilities on campus include a baseball field, softball field, soccer and lacrosse field and tennis courts.