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12 Favorite Places on Campus

12 Favorite Places on Campus

Students sitting at table with food in the background
McCaffery Lounge

A fireplace for when it gets cold, high top tables to enjoy a bite, couches for lounging and the occasional nap between classes and, of course, a full-service food area offering lunch, dinner, snacks and the best smoothies around. McCaffery Lounge is the perfect place, any time of day.

3 levels of the rotunda with sitting at tables on each level
The Rotunda

The soaring, five-story Rotunda in St. Joseph Hall is one of the most iconic and beautiful parts of Chestnut Hill College. The breathtaking Rotunda has witnessed many weddings, parties and gatherings of all kinds. Student winter and spring formals are held here and it is left for the junior class to fix up on Christmas Decorating Night. 

People working out in the gym with treadmills and weight machines
The Fitness Center

Whether you want to get your pump on, work off that cafeteria lunch or just enjoy some indoor cardio while listening to great music, the Fitness Center is open. With a state-of-the-art design, a weight floor with a wide variety of strength training equipment and a top floor with cardio equipment and a meeting area, the Fitness Center is one of the gems on campus. Everyone with a CHC ID is welcome.

Dog jumping for frisbie while students look on

This courtyard, complete with fountain and benches, is a favorite location for CHC's pet dogs—Griffin and Kostka—and for our students who often visit them during study breaks. 

Female volleyball playings planning their next move
Sorgenti Arena

Home to many of our athletic teams, Sorgenti Arena is where you might catch a volleyball game, play intramural basketball, take a yoga or Zumba class or one of many other PE classes.

Outside of Sugar Loaf dorms
Sugar Loaf dormitories

Upperclassmen jump at the opportunity to live in the Loyola Lodge. Why? Because it is full-service. The Loyola Lodge is an easy walk from main campus, located on the beautiful grounds of an elegant former estate. The pool, pool house and tennis courts make it feel like home away from home.

3 females students sitting on large sofas in the Ministry office
Campus Ministry Office

The Campus Ministry office is always open and welcoming to all students.  Tea time is a favorite activity.

Female students playing on the lawn
Summerhouse Lawn

A sweeping lawn fills the space in front of the Summerhouse. Sit and study or take a break and play ball.

Students working on computers
Mac Lab aka Martino 215

If you ask any student about Martino 215, they will know instantly what you are referring to. A full-service Mac Lab 215 is where video editing, Photoshop and other multi-media classes are held. When classes aren't in session, all students are welcome to use the lab and its many features.

Large group of students holding up stuffed bears
Student Activities Office

Students love to hang out here. You can pick up your SEPTA tokens or participate in student events, including Fun at One and Stuff a Bear.

Students sitting around table eating and another group watching a large screen TV
Griffin's Den

Another great place to hang out—with a large-screen TV, pool tables and plenty to eat. Social events are also held in the Griffin’s Den.

Pop up of Pope Francis in the chapel
Fournier Hall Chapel

A quiet space for reflecting (or possibly viewing the cutout of Pope Francis).  You are welcome to attend mass and other religious services here.