The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art is located right on campus. The museum has free admission and a very large art collection.
There are no classes every Wednesday from 12-1 p.m., allowing students to grab lunch together or attend events.
The library offers four floors of study spaces. Myrin is filled with desks and couches, has spaces for student collaboration, and houses Tech Support.
The back-to-back performances of our all-male and all-female a cappella groups never disappoint. Ranging from a beatbox driven performance to a powerful soloist taking center stage, every concert showers audience members with goosebumps.
Any student, of any major, has the opportunity to create his/her own radio show via the Ursinus radio station, WVOU. Invite some guest speakers and tell your friends to tune in!
During finals, the Ursinus faculty and staff serve students pancake breakfast from 9-11 p.m. in our dining hall as a study break. A stage is put in the center of the cafeteria for those students who are brave enough to perform karaoke in front of their fellow classmates!
When the fall breeze sweeps the campus or the spring flowers bloom, many professors hold their classes outside under a shady tree.
Many of our local and national Greek organizations invite students to pie them in the face in order to raise money for charity organizations in the area.
Every year, our dining hall holds special events, such as the Wismer Carnival Day. You don’t want to miss a night full of cotton candy, corn dogs, games and prizes!
An annual campus-wide picnic takes place every year on move-in day. Relax and spread out on Paisley Beach while catching up with your friends over burgers and hot dogs.
Join any of the competitive intramural sports and compete for the extremely desirable Championship T-shirt. Sports include basketball, volleyball, floor hockey and badminton.
The Marstellar Observatory, perched atop Pfahler Hall, is open for students to observe the moon, star clusters and the Andromeda galaxy.
During the fall and spring, there’s nothing better than grabbing a blanket and relaxing on the grass of the Quad. You can chat with friends, listen to some music, or do your homework. Either way, you’re getting fresh air!
At the start of every fall semester, dozens of clubs and organizations set up tables in the center of campus. Students then have the opportunity to join new activities or meet people with similar interests!
Nearly every Sunday, students can join their friends, peers, and Rev. Terri Ofori for a chapel service in Bomberger Hall.
Each semester, the Theater and Dance departments put on several show in the Lenfest Theater and the Blackbox Studio Theater. You can also enjoy concerts by the jazz band and the wind ensemble.
Want to see your articles published in the school’s student-run newspaper? Submit them to The Grizzly! You can be a weekly writer, photographer or editor.
SPINT, or Special Interest Housing, gives students the opportunity to lived in a “themed” house. The themes of the houses can vary from year to year, but the houses have included Writing House, Community Service House, Queer House, Tech and Gaming House, and more!
All of the houses directly across from the college campus are owned by the college and occupied by students! It’s a great experience to live in the unique historic houses that line Main Street.
The U-Innovate Competition challenges entrepreneurial spirits to rise to the test and compete for cash if their idea is chosen!
Volunteer to interview a prominent speaker or guest. the Growler is a relatively new Podcast page on campus and we’ll provide the equipment and tutorial!
Every year, the Student Activities Office hires hypnotists to come and preform in Lower Wismer. Be prepared: your mind will be blown!
Whether it is just you and a bunch of your pals, or a weekend tournament organized by Ursinus, the two sand volleyball courts are always a perfect place to soak up the sun and get a competitive game going!
Cozy up on an adirondack chair while the cook in your group takes advantage of one of the shared grills that are located in key areas on campus.
Open from 6:30am until 10pm, you can always find time to go and work out in our state-of-the-art fitness center and weight room.
CIE, or the Common Intellectual Experience, is a mandatory class for all first-year students. Share your thoughts about the philosophical readings during a lively in-class discussion with your fellow freshman peers.
Before even stepping foot on campus freshman year, you will be assigned an academic advisor to help guide you through your journey here at Ursinus.
There are many international students who attend Ursinus, ranging from Paris, to Burma, to Hong Kong!
What’s better than buying your parents their very own “Ursinus Mom” or “Ursinus Dad” t-shirt for their birthday? Don’t worry, they won’t embarrass you too much!
There’s nothing more entertaining than shaking your groove thing with your friends and learning at the same time. Yes, this counts towards the Art requirement!
Throughout the year, Ursinus Campus Safety Officers give an interactive and hands-on self-defense class for all students and faculty.
The Career and Professional Development Center always welcome walk-in appointments where students can sit down with one of the staff members to revamp a resume, draft a cover letter, or create a LinkedIn account.
Ursinus competes in 25 varsity sports and a third of the student body participates on these teams. The stands are always jam-packed with students decked out in red and gold!
A few times a year the Student Activities Office hosts Pinterest Night where students’ creativity are put to the test. Free supplies and snacks are offered, but hurry, they run out fast!
New movies and everyone’s classic favorites are often projected onto the big screen in Lower Wismer throughout the week. Grab a friend and a comfy seat and enjoy the film!
Home to six sororities and eight fraternities, Greek life is a great way to socialize and meet new friends!
This volunteer organization packages leftover food from Wismer and delivers it twice a week to a local food pantry in Norristown, PA.
This powerful event showcases student talent as they share their personal stories involving diversity.
There are several grills available to students across campus so grab some marshmallows and skewers and create delicious s’mores with your friends!
Attend the highly anticipated launch event of The Lantern and listen to students share their creative written work!
When the weather is nice you can grab a beach blanket and some sunglasses and head out to Paisley Beach with your friends for a picnic or some sunbathing.
Head to the C-Store to pick up a grab-n-go snack or lunch and even coffee or a case of soda! Think mini-WaWa!
Have a group of freinds that you love living with and share a common interest?
There are two places on campus where when you clap it sounds like a squeak. One in in front of Kaleidoscope, while facing the statue that is forked in two. The other is the circle between Reimert and Kaleidoscope.
The love statue located behind Wismer. It’s a classic picture spot.
Join us for our annual Bear Bash! Our very own concert with t-shirt giveaways, lights, and live music!
Your Professors want to get to know you outside of class so make a connection with them even if it’s a small one.
The Ruby dates back to the early 1900s. The library carries copies of Ruby from a number of years, even those in the early 1900s! Students can look at Ursinus and Ursinus students throughout the years, you may even find a faculty/staff member!
Our UCARE office offers many community service opportunities. Some classes do community service as well as a part of their curriculum
A couple afternoons or nights a semester, Wismer hosts specialty dinners such as Italian, Thanksgiving, Holiday, Greek, and Sushi feasts!
One of our food options is Natural!, located just outside the fitness center entrance in Floy Lewis Bakes lobby.
ALMA, a Latino club on campus, creates a dance with Spanish music and caters delicious food from Latino restaurants. Bust out your moves!
The President often invites student leaders over to her house to have conversation or even dinner.
It can be unavoidable to have technical problems or misplace your student ID, so Tech Support can be your best friend to finding solution to your troubles.
Student government has a senate meeting every other Wednesday that allows opinions from students and clubs.
Ursinus does not die in the summer, there are multiple opportunities whether it is research, working with U-Imagine, or doing an internship.
Becoming a double major might seem impossible, but Ursinus makes that process really easy. Advisors are very helpful and the small campus are some of the things that help create that.
If Ursinus does not offer something that interest you, they are faculty that are willing to help create the major of your dreams.
If you ever need help with finding an internship or externships
This is a really great way to cheer on the team and the environment is contagious.
Our 170-acre campus is situated along the peaceful Perkiomen River. Student-made trails lead you there from the back of campus.
This annual spring formal allows students to take a trip into Philadelphia and spend the night dancing at the historic Bellevue Hotel.
A daily nightly special, Marzella’s Pizza always offers $1 slices from 9 - 10 p.m. College students can never pass up such a bargain.
The Student Activities Office is constantly arranging transportation and supplying students with discounted tickets to sporting events such as the Philadelphia Phillies and 76ers.
It is very common for Ursinus Professors to invite their classes over for dinner. Not only are they great teachers, but they are great cooks, too!
Often filled with Ursinus students, Jasmine’s Asian House offers a variety of Japanese and Chinese food, as well as an all-you-can-eat menu!
King of Prussia Mall, or KOP, is just a 15-minute drive from campus and is one of the most iconic—and largest—malls in America. There are tons of great store and restaurants to explore.
Need something to do on the weekend? Go bowling at the Limerick Bowling Alley! They have a large arcade, concessions, and even glow bowling!
The Philadelphia Zoo was the first zoo built in the United States. You can see hundreds of rare animals and take a trip skyward in the Zoo Balloon!
Whether you’re an art major or art enthusiast, you can tag along with the several art classes that visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art throughout the semester. Or take a day trip to Philly and make it one of your stops!
The Collegeville Diner is just a short walk from campus, has great food, and is open 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays!
Take the short trip to Collegeville’s Movie Tavern, which features premium-quality food and beverage offerings, as well as comfortable DreamLounger recliner seating. Our student activities office often offers discount tickets.
A little over 10 minutes away, this historic landmark is a great place to relax, unwind, or kick it up a notch with a five-mile run!
Our very own Perkiomen Trail connects to the Schuylkill River Trail system, which leads to Fairmount Park in Philly! Most of the trail is a 10-foot-wide cinder or stone surface and selected sections are paved.
Just 15 minutes north, enjoy fishing, boating (including boat rentals), picnicking, and 25 miles of trails for mountain biking and hiking.
With five blocks of coffee houses, shops, bars and restaurants, this town is jumping with things to do!
Over 100 firms and potential employers attend the annual Ursinus Job, Internship and Networking Fair every spring. There’s no better way to land an internship than right here on Ursinus’s stomping ground!
Every year, a group of Ursinus students travels to the Big Apple to participate with other schools in Model UN.
Parents residing within the Collegeville area pay Ursinus students to tutor their children, ranging from first grade all the way through high school. If you are good with kids and are passionate about a wide variety of subjects, this is the perfect job for you!
Enjoy the international experience of a lifetime by studying abroad in the place of your dreams! About 25% of students study abroad, most of them for an entire semester.
Whether it is rock climbing or hitting the ski slopes, the Outdoors Club is always up for an adventure!
The name is a bit misleading. These outlet stores aren’t in Philly; rather, they’re only 15 minutes away in Pottstown! There is a huge variety of outlet stores for every budget.
Less than a 5-minute drive away is the Towne Book Center & Cafe, a cute book shop that often holds book readings and signings with well-known authors.
Grab some Philly favorites at the Wawa just down the street! Take a bunch of friends with you to make it a classic “Wawa run.”
Throughout the year, there are several theatrical productions featuring the phenomenal talents of your fellow students! Make a night of it and grab dinner at one of the local restaurants that offer a discount when you show your theater ticket.
Make the trek to the Collegeville Diner or stop by a Food Truck in Wismer Plaza.