Yes, it's true, we were named by onlineschoolscenter.com among the 30 most beautiful campuses to visit in the fall (we ranked #11 nationwide!). Come for a visit and see for yourself!
Since 2011, more than $90 million have been invested in new classroom, laboratory, residence, dining, and athletic construction and modernization projects. The 215-acre campus includes 28 major buildings (10 residence facilities) and an expansive outdoor sports complex anchored by the 1,500-seat Golden Bear Stadium all clustered around a walkable central core. Residential options run from traditional halls for first-year students to suites, apartments, and townhouses, including housing for graduate and law students.
Academic facilities range from 30 engineering laboratories in Sleith Hall, including a Biomedical Engineering suite that replicates a hospital setting; 19 STEM laboratories and a model pharmacy in the $40 million Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy; the Cohen Trading Room and Financial Center and Business Analytics Center; state-of-the-art performance and participation labs for occupational therapy students; a multimedia moot courtroom at the School of Law; a television and media studio; to the new WNE MakerSpace for student entrepreneurs.
Opened in 2018, the new University Commons is the go-to dining and social destination for residential and commuter students. Offering space to share meals, unwind, or study, the University Commons features a Starbucks® Café, pop-up dining options, grille, convenience store, sushi bar, two-story residential dining hall, meeting rooms, and an outdoor terrace.
With major renovations and expansions, the D’Amour Library and Law Library (the only law library in western Massachusetts) have been redesigned with more open workspaces to inspire collaborative learning and research, along with meeting rooms and computer labs.
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 and Health Sciences 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 1,500-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
Rising four stories in the heart of the campus, the University Commons offers more than just great food and convenience for students, faculty, and staff on the go. It's a social and meeting hub where you can enjoy everything from made-to-order sushi to lunch with your professor in the faculty and staff Bear's Den dining room. The two-story residential dining hall offers something for everyone in a space where everyone can feel at home.
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 snack at the convenience store, or lunch from Spirit's Restaurant Rotation—a unique station that rotates through a variety of flavors from across the world.
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.