The academic and social life at Ursinus come together on its green campus with shady trees, outdoor sculpture, and benches for quiet reflection, or wide spaces for group activities.
The 170-acre campus, which includes an organic farm, wooded trails, and a Main Street, is the ideal setting for liberal education.
Located in suburban Philadelphia, Ursinus has access to city-scale resources and opportunities while maintaining an intimate, academically-focused community of a small and vibrant college campus. Academic buildings, an art museum, the library, student center and residence halls intersect on a brick walkway.
Ursinus students have the educational and aesthetic advantages of the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, which offers exhibitions and events. The campus setting is enhanced by a collection of outdoor sculpture by noted artists, provided through the generosity of Philip and Muriel Berman.
Several buildings are notable for innovation or for their history.
Bomberger Memorial Hall is the oldest standing academic building, completed in 1891, but renovated in 2006. Its auditorium, praised for its acoustics, is where the college choirs perform, and is the site of a concert organ.
Pfahler Hall of Science, a stately 1932 building, was refurbished with an addition in 1998, and was redesigned to foster collaborative teaching and learning. Named in honor of Dr. George E. Pfahler, famed radiologist, Pfahler Hall is where Professor John Mauchly built key components of ENIAC, considered the world’s first computer, and where Nobel Laureate Gerald Edelman (Ursinus Class of 1950) attended classes.
Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center houses a 350-seat proscenium arch theater and a black box “experimental” theater, as well as teaching support space, and a gallery and work space for art students.
The Floy Lewis Bakes Center is the academic home of the Health, Exercise and Physiology Department, and also contains a state-of-the art fitness center and Helfferich gymnasium, and links the campus to outdoor athletic and recreational facilities.
The Residential Village is a unique mix of traditional residence halls and historic Victorian homes.
Hunsberger Woods is a wooded, 35-acre tract that the College jointly owns with the Borough of Collegeville. It is adjacent to the Ursinus Organic Farm.