Lycoming College - Virtual Tour

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Lycoming College is a place where you can think deeply and act boldly in preparation for careers of significance and a life of meaning. Our beautiful campus is a blend of tradition and innovation. The buildings and classrooms you’ll see on this tour are just the beginning. Our experiential academics will take you far beyond the gates.

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Krapf Gateway Center

Krapf Gateway Center

The Krapf Gateway Center opened in the fall of 2019 as part of a larger initiative to reinvigorate the east entrance to Lycoming College. The 28,000-square-foot building houses the Office of Admissions, Outdoor Leadership & Education program, Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences, and the Office of Alumni & Advancement, as well as study and seminar rooms, a large presentation space, a café, a three-story climbing wall, and an outdoor firepit.

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Communication Building

Communication Building

The Communication Building is home to our film & video arts program and campus radio station (WRLC 91.7 The Thunder). Just inside the main entrance is our digital media gallery, dedicated to exhibiting the work of new media artists. The building also features a digital media lab, open to film students 24/7, with high-end equipment like Mac computers and the latest editing software. It also holds a fully-stocked equipment room with state-of-the-art cameras, stabilizers, microphones, tripods, lighting kits, and more available for student check-out.

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Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

The Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall, and the Shangraw Performance Hall inside, is often utilized for musical performances and visiting lecturers. From Thursday “Concerts at Noon” to Pulitzer Prize-winning author readings, the ornate hall provides great acoustics in a warm environment.

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Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences

Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences

Located on the second floor of the Krapf Gateway Center, the Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences (CEAE) provides students with limitless opportunities to apply their majors and interests in fieldwork, internships, research, and global study. Career advisors specializing in distinct academic areas help students identify and participate in a wide-range of experiences that allow them to develop intellectually, professionally, and personally—putting skills they’ve learned in the classroom into direct practice and giving them a competitive advantage as they enter the job market or graduate school.

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Pellegrino & Clapps Atrium

Pellegrino & Clapps Atrium

As you step into the first floor entrance of the Krapf Gateway Center, you’ll find the Pellegrino & Clapps Atrium and the Keiper Suite for Outdoor Leadership & Education (OLE). Through intentionally-designed experiences, OLE enables students to get outdoors and learn new skills like leadership and perseverance. OLE hosts around 100 programs per academic year, from weekend trips like canoeing/kayaking, backpacking, SCUBA diving, rock climbing, and skiing to weekday clinics at the rock-climbing wall or in the Warrior Cycle & Ski Shop. Additionally, OLE partners with academic departments such as biology to host May Term trips to places like the Bahamas or the Grand Canyon.

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Office of Admissions

Office of Admissions

The second floor of the Krapf Gateway Center is home to the Office of Admissions. There are a variety of visit options available for prospective students, from one-on-one tours and open houses to Day in the Life of a Warrior visits—an opportunity that allows you to sit in on classes, eat lunch in the dining hall, and even stay overnight! Our regional counselors are here to support you every step of the way as you apply to Lycoming. They take a holistic approach to evaluating your application; your talents, interests, and career goals are just as important as your academic record.

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Upper Quad

Upper Quad

The Upper Quad was once home to Old Main (the academic center of campus). Now, it is a scenic hub connecting the new Krapf Gateway Center to the west side of campus. From here, you can see Clarke Chapel, the Fultz Quad, the Fine Arts Building, Lamade Gymnasium, and Wendle Hall (now the main academic center).

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Fine Arts Building

Fine Arts Building

The Fine Arts Building, constructed in the 1920s as Hilltop Gymnasium, features large painting, drawing, and figure modeling studios with twenty-foot ceilings, abundant north light, and original hardwood basketball court floors. The printmaking studio is well-equipped for relief, intaglio, collagraphy, lithography, monotype, and screen-printing. The large sculpture studios include the foundry, ceramics studio, and wood shop. The photography area includes two large black and white darkrooms, an alternative process darkroom, and a studio space. There is also a lecture room for art history, colloquiums, and visiting artist lectures.

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Clarke Chapel

Clarke Chapel

Built in 1939, Clarke Chapel has long served as a haven for public discourse and tradition. In 1958, five years prior to the “I Have a Dream” speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressed the Lycoming College community in Clarke Chapel about “Facing the Challenge of a New Age.” The Chapel now hosts many orchestral and choral performances each year, including our annual tradition of the Candlelight Service. The lower level of the Clarke Building is currently home to our music program, featuring classrooms, practice rooms, and an electronic studio.


The Old Main Bell

The Old Main Bell

With no clocks inside, students were paid to ring the bell atop Old Main to signal mealtimes, class periods, and even wake-up time. When the bell cracked in 1943, it was displayed prominently between Clarke Chapel and the Fine Arts Building. After its frequent disappearance and reappearance in various spots on campus, the bell was permanently cemented in place. Rumor has it that if you rub the bell before a big test or game, you’ll have good luck!

Lamade Gymnasium

Lamade Gymnasium

The 2000-seat Lamade Gymnasium serves as home to four of our 17 NCAA Division III Warrior athletic teams: men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, and wrestling. Opened in 1980, the large wooden floor allows for two full volleyball courts and plenty of additional basketball practice space. The close-to-the-action feel helps create one of the best game-day atmospheres in the region, carrying the excitement of 22 conference title teams. All Lycoming students receive free admittance to regular-season events with their student ID.

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Lamade Gymnasium Natatorium

Lamade Gymnasium Natatorium

The 200-seat Lamade Gymnasium Natatorium serves as home to the College’s men’s and women’s swimming teams. Located across the hallway from Lamade Gymnasium, the 25-yard, six-lane competition pool is ideal for Warrior practices and meets, as well as open swims, pool workouts with varsity athletic teams, water polo games, and even SCUBA diving lessons throughout the year. All Lycoming students receive free admittance to Lycoming meets with their student ID.

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Keiper Recreation Center

Keiper Recreation Center

The Keiper Recreation Center, constructed in 2003, is attached to the Lamade Gymnasium and Natatorium. The facility includes four multi-purpose courts, a 1/8-mile suspended track, and both a lower-level plate loaded/free-weight room and an upper-level cardiovascular fitness center. The Center is used for many intramural sports and pickup games, but also special College celebrations and events like Relay for Life and the annual concert. All facilities are open to students, staff, and faculty.

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Penny's Plaza

Penny's Plaza

Located outside Wendle Hall (the academic center or “AC”) is Penny’s Plaza—an outdoor courtyard that includes shaded seating for students to dine, study, hang out with friends, or host student-run club meetings or events. In early fall and spring, students often grab a coffee or lunch inside at Café 1812 and take a break between classes on the Plaza.

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David B. Sykes Gate

David B. Sykes Gate

Opened only once a year for New Student Convocation, the David B. Sykes Gate is a symbolic tradition welcoming the incoming class to Lycoming College. After Student Senate officers open the gate, the incoming class processes through together, walking to the center of campus where they are cheered on by a pathway of faculty and staff in regalia before making their way to the Convocation ceremony.

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Snowden Library

Snowden Library

Snowden Library, located in the Wendle Hall academic center, is an ideal place for studying and doing research. The layout of the four-floor library makes it easy for students to find the right learning environment for their needs. The first floor is designated for group projects, class meetings, and research, while subsequent floors gradually get quieter as you progress upwards. The third floor features the Academic Resource Center, Writing Center, and Math Center, where accomplished students and staff teach study skills, provide subject-specific tutoring, and help students edit their writing.

Academic Center Lounges and Classrooms

Academic Center Lounges and Classrooms

The second and third floors of Wendle Hall house new classrooms, computer labs, and study lounges renovated in the summer of 2019. This is where a majority of students have their humanities, social sciences, and business classes. Each end of the hallway features a lounge with collaborative workspaces, private study rooms, and conversation areas, providing a place for students to study and rehearse presentations in between classes or retreat to on the weekends.

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Pennington Lounge

Pennington Lounge

On the first floor of Wendle Hall is our largest common area on campus: Pennington Lounge. At one end is Café 1812, a great place for students to grab Warrior Coffee, a snack, or lunch in between classes and meet with professors. The main lounge area features modular tables and seating, making it a popular hub for study groups, foreign language conversation tables, and events hosted by our 80+ student-run clubs and organizations.

Mary L. Welch Theatre

Mary L. Welch Theatre

The Mary L. Welch Theatre, with its thrust-style stage and seating for 204, features industry-leading equipment, including a console that integrates lighting with intelligent moving fixtures and software for sound effects and projections. Four main stage shows are produced each season (with at least one being a musical theatre production). The theatre department also boasts the Dragon’s Lair Theatre (a flexible black-box theatre for student-produced shows and class showcases), a scene shop, a design studio, and a costume shop.

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Heim-AC Walkway

Heim-AC Walkway

To the right, across from the Wendle Hall academic center, is the Heim Science Building. This is where most of our biochemistry, biology, and chemistry classes are held. A new biochemistry suite with teaching and faculty research laboratories was added in the summer of 2019. Our entire facility, including the specialty labs for cadavers, genetics, tissue culture, animals, and microbiology, is equipped with state-of-the-art technology available to students starting freshman year. Our science departments also provide a variety of experiences beyond the classroom—testing water quality with the Clean Water Institute at our 116-acre biology field station; SCUBA diving in the Bahamas to learn about tropical marine biology; and even examining the quality of coffee through chemistry with our Warrior Coffee program in the Dominican Republic.

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Forrest Hall

This co-ed residential hall features upperclassmen housing with suite-style, single rooms. These rooms include an extra-long twin bed, dresser, wardrobe, desk, and desk chair. The building has two lounges, a kitchenette, a laundry room, and a vending area.

Lynn Science Center

Lynn Science Center

The Lynn Science Center, constructed in 2015, houses modern classrooms, computer labs, student lounges and study rooms, faculty offices, and the state-of-the-art Detwiler Planetarium. There are also several research and teaching labs with cutting-edge equipment accessible to astronomy, astrophysics, and physics students starting freshman year.

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Douthat Commons

The Douthat Commons is an upperclassmen, semi-independent, apartment-style living option. Fully air-conditioned, 3-5 person units feature a kitchenette/living area, one full bath (select units have an additional half bath), and at least two bedrooms. Apartments come with basic furnishings, including a sofa/loveseat, chairs, side tables, a bistro table, beds, dressers, desks, and a closet.

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Lynn Science Center Cleveland Atrium

Lynn Science Center Cleveland Atrium

Each space in the Lynn Science Center was designed to emphasize flexibility and collaboration. Modular furniture enables professors to set up the classroom for traditional lectures as well as discussions and small group work. Each classroom is equipped with a digital projector, flat screen TV, and chalkboards. Private study rooms on each floor also have movable furniture as well as large flat screens that connect to students’ laptops to allow them to work on both independent and group projects.

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Detwiler Planetarium

Detwiler Planetarium

Featuring a 35-foot-wide dome and a state-of-the-art digital projection system, Detwiler Planetarium enables our students, as well as the greater Williamsport community, to recreate the night sky and astronomical bodies in a comfortable learning environment. After taking a few classes, students can learn to operate the cutting-edge technology and gain experience in outreach and teaching by putting on their own planetarium shows.

Wertz Student Center

Wertz Student Center

Located on Warrior Way is the Wertz Student Center. On the lowest level of the building, you’ll find our dining hall, operated by Parkhurst Dining Services. We offer everything from scratch-made and local farm-fresh favorites to options for vegans, vegetarians, and gluten/allergy sensitivities. On the second floor is Burchfield Lounge, the mail room, Jack’s Corner (late night dining), and the Streeter Campus Store. On the third floor are the offices for Student Involvement, Civic Engagement & Personal Development, and Counseling Services.

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Williams Hall

This co-ed residential hall features upperclassmen housing with suite-style, double rooms. These rooms include two extra-long twin beds, dressers, wardrobes or a walk-in closet, desks, and desk chairs. The building has a TV lounge, two study rooms, a kitchenette, a laundry room, and a vending area. The first floor is home to the Creative Arts Society (CAS).

Rich Hall

Rich Hall

This all female upperclassmen dorm features suite-style, double and triple rooms. Each room includes extra-long twin beds, dressers, desks, desk chairs, and a large shared closet. Named after the Rich family (of Woolrich outdoor clothing), this building features a TV lounge, a kitchenette, a laundry room, and a vending area. Also located in Rich Hall are the offices of Residential Life, Health Services, Public Safety, and Dining Services.

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Crever Hall

This co-ed residential hall features upperclassmen housing with suite-style rooms of 2-4 students; each bathroom suite connects two gender-specific rooms. These rooms include extra-long twin beds, dressers, desks, desk chairs, and a shared closet. The building has a TV lounge, a kitchenette, a laundry room, a vending area, and a multipurpose room.

North Fultz Quad

North Fultz Quad

The Fultz Quadrangle is the centerpiece of campus and a year-round destination for a variety of activities. In the warmer months, students can be seen studying, hanging out with friends, playing frisbee, or having class in the grass! In the winter, snowmen, snowball fights, and sledding down the Wesley Hall hill are commonplace. The Quad is also used for many campus events, such as graduation, the campus carnival, outdoor movies, the Homecoming bonfire, and the involvement fair (an opportunity for students to learn about all the student-run clubs and organizations on campus).

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East Hall

East Hall

This residential hall houses upperclassmen from five fraternity and sorority organizations. The building features double and triple rooms and is co-ed by floor. Each floor has a community bathroom and a private lounge with kitchen and a study/library. Each room includes built-in closets, extra-long twin beds, dressers, desks, and desk chairs. The building has laundry rooms and a vending area on the lower level, as well as the East Hall Coffeehouse (a space that can be reserved for social events by any student group).

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Wesley Hall

Wesley Hall

This co-ed residential hall features freshman housing on the first floor and Affinity Housing communities on the second and third floors. The freshman floor features double rooms with several single occupant bathrooms, a central lounge, and a kitchenette on each wing, while Affinity floors (designed to house students who share a common interest) have suite-style, 3-4 person rooms, and a kitchenette and lounge on each wing. All rooms include extra-long twin beds, dressers, wardrobes, desks, and desk chairs. The building also has a seminar room on the first floor and laundry room and vending area in the basement.

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Oliver Sterling Metzler Gate

Oliver Sterling Metzler Gate

Opened only on Commencement day, the Oliver Sterling Metzler Gate is a graduation tradition that symbolizes the end of one chapter and the beginning of life as Lycoming College alumni. Faculty and staff lead graduates on a procession through the gates each year, then form a pathway on both sides to applaud as their former students make their way to the south end of the Quad for the ceremony.

South Fultz Quad

South Fultz Quad

The Fultz Quadrangle is the centerpiece of campus and a year-round destination for a variety of activities. In the warmer months, students can be seen studying, hanging out with friends, playing frisbee, or having class in the grass! In the winter, snowmen, snowball fights, and sledding down the Wesley Hall hill are commonplace. The Quad is also used for many campus events, such as graduation, the campus carnival, outdoor movies, the Homecoming bonfire, and the involvement fair (an opportunity for students to learn about all the student-run clubs and organizations on campus).

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Long Hall

Long Hall

Originally built as the College’s library, Long Hall is now home to most of our administrative offices, including the President, Provost, Dean of Students, Assistant Dean of First-Year Students, Registrar, Financial Aid, Business Office, and more.

Asbury & Skeath Halls

Asbury & Skeath Halls

Both Asbury and Skeath Halls are freshman-only residence halls featuring double rooms. The buildings are co-ed by wing and/or floor (each having a gender-specific community bathroom with separate shower stalls). Each room includes extra-long twin beds, dressers, desks, desk chairs, and closets. Both buildings have a TV lounge with a kitchenette and vending area as well as laundry rooms. Every floor has a live-in resident advisor (RA), an upperclassman student who provides individual support and programming to build relationships and foster success.

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Shangraw Athletic Complex

Shangraw Athletic Complex

A few blocks north of campus, on the corner of Union Avenue and Packer Street, is our Shangraw Athletic Complex, which includes David Person Field (football), UPMC Field (mens’s and women’s lacrosse and soccer), and our softball field. Both UPMC Field and David Person Field have FieldTurf, allowing teams to practice year-round. All Lycoming students receive free admittance to games with their student ID.

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Art Gallery

Art Gallery

The Lycoming College Art Gallery, located just a block from campus on West Fourth Street in downtown Williamsport, hosts around ten exhibitions each year by both student and professional artists. The annual Senior Show is judged by a nationally acclaimed juror and is the culmination of the thesis project for all studio art majors. Additionally, above the Art Gallery are sizeable art studios assigned to senior art majors that can be accessed by the student 24/7.

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