Yes, it's true, we were named by onlineschoolcenter.com among the 30 most beautiful campuses to visit in the fall (we ranked #11 nationwide!), but we offer both beauty and brains. Step inside the spectacular $40 million Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy and all you will say is "Wow!" Housing labs and classrooms for our growing science programs and the College of Pharmacy, including a simulated pharmacy, the Center will give you exciting opportunities to be a part of our cutting-edge research.
Across campus, $90 million have been invested in the facilities for other programs at our Colleges of Arts and Sciences, as well as the professional grade Cohen Trading Room at the College of Business, and the impressive new labs and classrooms of the College of Engineering's Sleith Hall, the new University Commons, and athletic facilities.
It's no wonder that a recent survey of incoming students cited our "Quality of Academic Facilities" as the top reason they chose Western New England University.
A Great Learning Environment
The Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy
The Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy takes classroom learning and research to a new level for students studying Pharmacy, the Sciences, and Psychology. The $40 million high-tech building includes 19 laboratories—from behavioral analysis to neuroscience—to prepare you for the important role that science plays in healthcare, technology, and the global economy. The administrative offices for the College of Pharmacy are located here along with a model pharmacy, simulation lab, and stadium-style classrooms. All science departments are housed here. The University's Health Services Office is also located on the first floor.
From a simulated hospital suite in the Department of Biomedical Engineering to specialized labs to explore structures, transportation, and soil in the Department of Civil Engineering, to the robotics technology used by students studying mechatronics, Sleith Hall is hub of engineering innovation. Fresh from a $12.8 million renovation and expansion, Sleith Hall offers studio learning classrooms and a wide range of labs that are accessible to undergraduates. Wood Hall Auditorium is used campus-wide for lectures, presentations, and performances. The building is named for alumnus William Sleith'44/H'80, the inventor of the hand-held mixer, a staple in kitchens around the globe.
Home to the College of Business, Churchill Hall was named for our first president (Dr. John D. Churchill) and features the Cohen Trading Room and Technology Center, computer labs, and multimedia classrooms for students in our business programs. The dean's office and business faculty offices are located here.
Herman Hall, which underwent a recent $8.3 million renovation, is where you will find the Math and Writer Centers, Art Studio, and numerous multimedia classrooms for liberal arts programs. The building also houses the Dean's office and numerous faculty offices.
With more than 25 majors and programs offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, its academic facilities span three buildings. Emerson Hall, the first academic building on campus, is home to many Arts and Sciences programs and their classroom facilities and faculty offices.
LaRiviere Living and Learning Center
Honoring the generosity of long-serving Trustee Al LaRiviere '51/H'95/H'01, the LaRiviere Living and Learning Center is a multi-use facility offering both suite-style residential options and multimedia classrooms.
Blake Law Center
A $5.5 million renovation and expansion to the Blake Law Center has transformed the way students learn at the School of Law. The 10,000-square-foot wing addition features a multipurpose lobby and administrative offices. Renovations include a major expansion to the Law Library, increased social space, and the implementation of technology based improvements to classrooms, seminar, and interview rooms as well as an expanded lounge and café. Adjacent to the Center is the Law Clinic.
You'll feel right at home in our residence communities. In your first year, you''ll connect with other freshmen in the double-occupancy rooms of The Quad. These halls are perfect for socializing, hanging out in a common space, or grabbing a late-night pizza. Sophomore year, you can go suite-style with several friends. By junior and senior years, you'll experience apartment-style or townhouse living with fellow upperclassmen.
Go Team Golden Bear
Whether you're a competitive athlete or an avid fan, the Golden Bears will have you cheering with pride! Root for your fellow classmates from "The Cave" at the 4,500-seat Golden Bear Stadium, the center piece of the our outstanding outdoor sports complex. But that is just the beginning of our sports and fitness facilities; come and explore for yourself.
Our New University Commons is Open
Join Us for Meals and Conversation
Western New England University is proud to announce our new University Commons is now open! Its lower level offers easy access store fronts to browse and select your dining options. Located adjacent to the Campus Center, the new University Commons rises four stories and features a welcoming rounded facade and soaring glass atrium for a bright and welcoming entrance.
All the Comforts of Home
No GPS Needed here
The winding brick pathways leading through campus offers academic and residential buildings in a walkable central location. View our Campus Map to locate the building and amenities you need on campus.
We Have “Real Food on Campus." Really.
When you see our dining selections, you'll know that you've come a long way from your high school cafeteria. A salad bar, hot and cold sandwiches, home-style cooking, vegan, and ethnic dishes are a sampling of our menu options. In a hurry? Grab a latte at Starbucks Cafe®, a sandwich from Firehouse Subs®, or a snack at the convenience store.
LaundryView®: High-tech, Green, and Free!
Through your all-access Connect2U student web portal, you can not only check grades, but also check the status of your laundry from your computer or cell if you live in Evergreen, Southwood, or Gateway! Best of all no coins or cards needed on these water-conserving green machines—they're free!
A Picture-perfect Campus
Be a Part of It
Western New England University students enjoy a beautiful 215-acre campus in a residential section of Springfield, Massachusetts. These picture-perfect surroundings provide a pristine learning environment. The campus is home to University’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences as well as School of Law. The University enrolls 3,808 undergraduate, graduate, and law students who study on campus every day.