The Phyllis J. Mackey Center is the hub of campus. It houses the cafeteria, Admissions Office, and Clayton Museum of Ancient History, as well as meeting rooms and special event space. From eating in the Caf to exploring artifacts in the museum to hearing guest lecturers in the Miller Room, students spend a lot of time in this iconic campus facility. The Mackey Center was designed in the same style as "Old Main", the first building ever constructed on campus, which was destroyed by fire in 1952.
Colis and Dolores Campbell Activity Center
The Colis and Dolores Campbell Activity Center is a place for students to play pool, shoot hoops, watch movies and concerts, and participate in intramurals and other campus activities. It is also the home of the daily chapel program, which is attended by students, faculty, and staff. The building has a large foyer area as well as a gymnasium.
In addition to being one of the main academic buildings, McGehee Hall in the center of campus is home to York Campus Ministries, an organization that seeks to minister to students on our campus as well as train students for lives of ministry. Weekly devotionals are held on the steps of McGehee when the weather is warm. McGehee also houses The Spot, the campus coffee shop and convenience store. McGehee Hall is a favorite hangout for many students.
The Prayer Chapel is an historic church building moved to campus in 1999 and restored. It is open daily for prayer and meditation. On Wednesday nights, Campus Ministries hosts a student lead devotional at 9 p.m.
The Chapel is also used extensively for weddings and other ceremonies, as well as recitals and lectures. If you are interested in reserving the Prayer Chapel for a special purpose, please contact Ana Carvalho in the President's Office at (402)363-5621.
Looking for Panther gear? Stop by the Campus Book Store and Mailroom in Childress Hall to stock up on apparel, water bottles, and other York University -branded items to show your Panther Pride. Childress Hall also houses the campus post office. You can buy stamps or ship things via UPS from this convenient location. All students living on campus will have a campus mailbox either in Childress Hall or in their residence hall if they live in Gibbs or Kiplinger Apartments.
H. Jarrell and Cynthia Gibbs/Kiplinger Apartments
Upperclassmen have the opportunity to live in the Gibbs (men's) or the Kiplinger (women's) Apartments. These residence halls offer the benefits of apartment living with the safety and convenience of campus. Each four-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment unit houses four students, with shared living room and kitchen spaces. Students can cook in their apartments or take advantage of the cafeteria in the Mackey Center.
Each apartment building can accommodate 93 students in 24 apartment units. Spacious lobbies grace the main floor of each building. Laundry Facilities are located in each building.
Thomas Hall, located on the northwest corner of campus, is the residence hall for freshmen and sophomore women. It offers individual and dual-occupancy rooms, as well as dual-occupancy suites with private bathrooms. There are communal areas, such as the main parlor and an exercise room. There is a large communal kitchen available to residents, as well as laundry facilities on the lower level. There are several study rooms for individual and group work.
Thomas North Separated from the women's side of the building, Thomas North provides a quiet environment for up to 30 male students. Many sophomores and transfer students prefer Thomas North to the apartment-style residence hall, as they have more autonomy and quiet workspace. E 10th St, York, NE 68467
McCloud Hall is the residence hall for freshmen and sophomore men. It offers individual and dual-occupancy rooms. There are communal areas, such as the main parlor and lower-level activity area, as well as a kitchen and laundry facilities. It is conveniently located at the center of campus, close to the library, Mackey Center cafeteria, and Campbell Student Activity Center.
The Freeman Center is the main athletic facility on campus. It hosts Panther basketball, wrestling, volleyball, and the cheer and dance events. Many coaches have office space in this building as well. The building was recently remodeled and a new gym floor and bleachers were installed. The acoustics in the gym are great for making some noise at home games and cheering the Panthers on to victory.
The Freeman Center was named for Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Freeman who helped spark the drive for the construction of the building in 1972.
The Holthus Field House is the primary training facility for the many athletic teams. It's 35,000 square feet is outfitted with Astroturf and an elevated conditioning track circles the interior. It's a great place for cold weather training. A 3,000 square-feet weight and workout room for athletes is also part of this facility.
The Holthus Field House track is open to the community from October to April for walking from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Intramurals and other student activities are also held in the Holthus Field House occasionally.
One of the newest buildings on campus, the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center is a teaching facility, focusing on the day-to-day needs of students in the music and theatre programs as well as providing a quality venue for productions and concerts.
A multi-form (black box) theater seating up to 350 patrons is the centerpiece of the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center. This 5,000 square-foot feature allows for various stage arrangements, extensive sets and improved seating and accessibility for patrons.
Other features of the building include an atrium, a dedicated rehearsal hall for the concert choir, a green room, costume room, and practice rooms for music majors.
The music building, located adjacent to the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center, houses the offices of music faculty as well as classrooms and rehearsal space for music majors.
Gurganus Hall is a secondary performance space, often used for smaller, student-directed productions. The traveling children's theatre troupe practices in this space, which is also used as a set construction and props workspace.
Gurganus Hall honors Howard and Dorette Gurganus for their commitment and service to York University. The building originally was home to the East Hill church of Christ and was repurposed after the church built a new building east of campus in 1974.
E.A. Levitt School of Business
The original home of Elijah A. Levitt was willed to the college in 2008 and served as the president's residence for several years. With the help of Cornerstone bank, the space opened as the school of business in 2018 and is now the home of the business department and PBL (Professional Business Leaders) Chapter. The space holds faculty offices, two conference rooms that can be used for upper division classes or collaborative workspaces for students, as well as an office for PBL.
Levitt Library is currently being transformed into the Academic Resource Center at Levitt thanks to a $2.25 million federal grant. Originally opened on November 5, 1969, the library will morph over five years from simply a place to find information to a collaborative learning space that offers the latest in research technology and student support services. The front entrance now meets federal accessibility standards and the lower level renovations are near completion, housing books, quiet learning spaces, a computer lab/testing center, and newly remodeled bathrooms.
Dean Sack Hall of Science
Sack Hall on the southwest corner of campus has many classrooms as well as labs for biology, chemistry, and physics. The President's Office, Advancement Office, and Business Office are all housed in Sack Hall, as well as several faculty offices. The wrestling team's workout facility is in the lower level of Sack Hall.
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McGehee Hall also has six classrooms on the upper level and two on the lower level, as well the student activity space on the main floor. The main floor houses The Spot, campus coffee shop. This building also houses the office of the vice president for spiritual development.
Middlebrook Hall is home to many faculty offices as well as three high-tech classrooms that are equipped for dynamic, group centered learning, as well as independent study space. Campus IT offices are also housed in Middlebrook Hall.
This historic campus structure was built in 1903 and was the second building constructed on the campus. Over the years, it has been used for many purposes: a music conservatory, residence hall, cafeteria, post office, classroom space and faculty offices. Currently, Hulitt Hall is undergoing a major makeover thanks to a $3 million gift provided to kick-start the largest single renovation project in college history. Changes will include a new entryway designed to match the original structure and make the building ADA compliant. The renewed facility will be the home for much of the college administration, clustering several offices together in a way that will better meet the needs of current students and campus guests. A third-floor conference center will provide a new meeting space for campus and community needs. (Hulitt Hall Gallery)