The institution that is now California University Of Pennsylvania began as an academy more than 150 years ago. It has evolved over the years until now it is a multi-purpose university. One of the fourteen state-owned institutions of higher education in the Pennsylvania State System Of Higher Education, it has the strength and stability of a university system, but it retains its own flavor and unique history.
The main campus consists of about 38 buildings situated on 92 acres in a rural Washington County town of 5,000 people called California.
The Elmo Natali Student Center, operated by the university's student association, is the main hub of student activities on campus. The student center hosts the student services offices, commuter center, theater, performance center, campus bookstore, the school's TV and Radio stations, as well as four distinctive dining areas.
Heron Hall features an elevated running track, cardio equipment, free weight equipment, weight machines, two racquetball courts, a dance studio, two gymnasiums and a swimming pool.
The university is inspired by its core values of integrity, civility and responsibility.
Most university offices operate Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Different facilities have different operating hours.
The university offers parking at the Vulcan Garage, located off Third Street near the entrance to campus.