Expanding Our Philly Footprint
The Saint Joseph’s student experience isn't just expanding, it's evolving. With the addition of cutting-edge research facilities, residence halls, historic buildings and gathering spaces, the University offers a robust living-learning experience, spanning 161 acres and three zip codes. Check out our Hawk Hill and University City campuses.
Barbelin Hall: Built in 1927, Barbelin was named after Saint Joseph’s founder Felix J. Barbelin, S.J. The beloved building, with its 165-foot-bell tower, houses the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Graduate and Extended Studies, and many classrooms and academic majors.
Barnes Arboretum: Featuring more than 2,500 types of woody and herbaceous plants, the 12-acre arboretum — operated by Saint Joseph’s as part of an educational partnership with the Barnes Foundation — is the ideal site for the Barnes horticultural certificate program and Institute for Environmental Stewardship, supporting teaching, research and scholarly work.
Connelly Hall/Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support: In addition to science labs and classrooms, Connelly Hall houses the Kinney Center, a nationally prominent center dedicated to autism research, supporting students and families affected by ASD, and educating students who will play a critical role in those individuals’ futures. It also features a hands-on lab where autistic students and community members can hone their vocational skills.
Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena: Stomping grounds for the men’s and women’s NCAA Division I basketball teams, Hagan features a 4,500-seat arena, practice courts, a workout facility, state-of-the-art locker rooms, Hall of Fame room and an eight-lane pool.
Maguire Wolfington Welcome Center: The home base of the Office of Undergraduate Admission, this grand building is the former residence of archbishops and cardinals of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. It counts among its distinguished visitors three popes, three presidents and first ladies, senators, governors and ambassadors.
Mandeville Hall: Residing in Mandeville is the Erivan K. Haub School of Business, one of the world’s top-ranked business schools, featuring the Academy of Food Marketing, Cooperative Education Program, Haub Innovation Center and Wall Street Trading Room — an integrated learning environment incorporating analytical tools, investment data and trading simulations.
Merion Hall: Merion Hall is home to the School of Education and Human Development and features classrooms, study spaces, an art gallery and the Writing Center. A tech-forward, multi-use esports lab opened in the space in 2020, boasting academic programming, an esports club and recreational space.
Science Center: Equipped with a tissues-culture lab (used to grow animal cells) and a biodiversity lab (boasting rare and exotic species), the Science Center also features a greenhouse and extensive green roof system. Part of a stormwater management program, it’s one of the only research facilities of its kind in the region, used to study the efficacy of drainage systems and plant types.
Griffith Hall: The oldest building on the University City campus is the location of the Industrial Pharmacy Laboratory, a full-scale, GLP-compliant pharmaceutical research facility offering complete drug delivery research services; the West Center for Computational Research; and chemistry, biochemistry and pharmacy-related programs.
Integrated Professional Education Complex (IPEX): Featuring innovative learning spaces, simulation labs and the physician assistant studies program, this steel superstructure made from recycled metal has a green roof with 20,000 square feet of vegetation, earning it three Green Globes from the Green Building Initiative.
Joseph W. England Library: The library, dedicated in 1973, contains one of the nation’s most complete collections of pharmaceutical literature, including many rare volumes on the history of pharmacy and medicine dating to the Middle Ages.
Living & Learning Commons (LLC): In addition to state-of-the-art classrooms and living space, the LLC’s courtyard is flanked with bioretention planters that clean pollution from surface runoff, allow groundwater tables to recharge, reduce the burden on the city’s sewer system and create a habitat for pollinators.
Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy: Pharmaceutical history is on display with an original collection of over 8,000 pharmaceutical and medical artifacts dating back to the 1600s including ceramic apothecary jars, pharmacy show globes, mortars and pestles, molds, and balances.
McNeil Science and Technology Center (STC): Named for Robert L. McNeil Jr. ’38, who invented Tylenol, and his grandfather Robert McNeil (Class of 1876), founder of McNeil Laboratories Inc., the STC includes nuclear magnetic resonance suites; research and teaching laboratories; a 20-seat bioinformatics lab; and two Beowulf supercomputers, which are part of the Cephalon bioinformatics suite.
Pharmacology/Toxicology Center: The pharmacology labs located in the center offer state-of-the-art equipment for research, including real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for nucleic acid amplification and quantification. Students engage in research and classroom learning in the center’s compounding, tissue culture and pharmacology laboratories.
Athletic Recreation Center (ARC): The 78,000-square-foot ARC provides recreational facilities for exercise and sports practice as well as classrooms and space for student organizations. In addition, the ARC offers programs that encompass stress management, leadership and teamwork development, civil engagement, intramural and club sports, and group fitness.
Saint Joseph's has officially launched a virtual tour of the Hawk Hill and University City campuses. Visit sju.edu/VirtualTour to check it out.