The Campus and Academic Buildings

The campus of East Stroudsburg University includes 63 buildings located on approximately 258 acres in East Stroudsburg Borough and Smithfield Township.

The majority of ESU’s facilities are located in East Stroudsburg, Pa.  These buildings include academic facilities, nine residence halls, a 1,000-seat dining hall, a student center, a 60,000 square-foot Recreation Center, athletic facilities, a library and more. 

  • Abeloff Center for Performing Arts
    Auditorium | 800 Capacity
  • J.H. & M.E. Beers Lecture Hall
    Lecture Hall | 140 Capacity
  • DeNike Center for Human Services
    7 Classrooms | 2 Simulation Labs | 1 Computer Lab | 2 Seminar Rooms
    Academic Offices [Health Studies, Nursing, Recreation Services Management]
  • The Fine and Performing Arts Center
    4 Classrooms | 1 Recital Hall | 2 Theatres | 5 Studios [Art/Dance]
    Academic Offices [Art + Design + Media, Theatre]
  • Gessner Science Hall
    3 Classrooms | 1 Bloomsburg Lab | 1 Computer Lab
    Academic Offices [Business Management, Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism Management]
  • Koehler Fieldhouse and Natatorium
    3 Classrooms | 5 Labs | 1 Wrestling Room | 1 Arena | 1 Pool
    Academic Offices [Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Intercollegiate Athletics]
  • Monroe Hall
    4 Classrooms | 1 Lecture Hall | 2 Labs 
    Academic Departments [Communication Studies, Communication Sciences and Disorders]
  • Moore Biology Building
    3 Classrooms | 1 Lecture Hall
    Academic Offices [Biological Sciences]
  • Rosenkrans Hall
    3 Classrooms | 1 Computer Lab
    Academic Offices [Academic Success, Warrior Tutoring Center]
  • Stroud Hall
    20+ Classrooms | 2 Computer Labs | 2 Lecture Halls
    Academic Offices [Early Childhood and Elementary Education, English, History and Geography, Modern Languages, Philosophy and Religion, Political Science and Economics, Professional and Secondary Education, Psychology, Reading, Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice, Special Education and Rehabilitation]
  • Warren E. '55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science & Technology Center
    7 Classrooms | 1 Lecture Hall | 4 Computer Labs | 13 Labs | 1 Planetarium | 1 Wildlife Museum
    Academic Offices [Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics]

  • Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall
    5 Classrooms | 1 Computer Lab | 1 Teaching Gymnasium
    Academic Offices [Physical Education Teacher Education, Sport Management]

The three suite-style housing facilities and one traditional residence hall.  In total, ESU provides its students with 3,248 beds in order to experience the on-campus lifestyle.  Nearby, on 46 acres of ESU’s property, resides University Ridge, a ten-building student apartment complex that provides an additional 541 beds to ESU students.

Two of the suite-style facilities house a separate university function; the University Police Station is housed on the ground floor of Hemlock Hall and a Health and Wellness Center for students on the ground floor of Sycamore Suites.

Across campus, the Mattioli Student Recreation Center is a full-service fitness center featuring high end exercise equipment, an elevated running track, 4 basketball courts, racquetball courts and more for the exercise enthusiasts.

Located on Smith Street, Kemp Library provides ESU students, faculty, staff and visitors with materials, services, equipment, spaces, and environments that support the University’s academic curricula, assists campus constituents with their study, research, and informational needs, and stimulates cultural development.

Located in Smithfield Township, ESU’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, built in 2010, is located on the corner of Brown Street and Route 447. This 51,000 sq. ft. facility is a driver of economic development support for Monroe County and home to innovators and entrepreneurs whether they be students, faculty, staff or community members.  The Innovation Center includes ESU's Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Division, Business Accelerator Program, Office of Sponsored Projects and Research, Office of Workforce Development, Wet Lab Facilities, Entrepreneurial Leadership Center, ESU's Dr. Jane Huffman Wildlife Genetics Institute, and Computer Training Labs.

Less than 10 miles from campus, ESU affiliate, The Student Activity Association, Inc. owns Stony Acres, a 119-acre off-campus student recreation area near Marshalls Creek, which includes a lodge and a small lake. Considered a wildlife sanctuary, Stony Acres is a 119 acre facility in Marshalls Creek, Pa., that serves as a recreational site and field campus for students, faculty and staff.  While providing outdoor recreational activity and social opportunities, the site also promotes co-curricular involvement and fosters leadership development. 

Lastly, ESU opened an additional location in Bethlehem, Pa. (the Lehigh Valley Center) in 2012 and also partners with Northampton Community College in Bethlehem to provide convenient educational experiences for students in the fields of nursing, public health and business management.  ESU’s Lehigh Valley Center offers opportunities for the adult learner as well as the traditional undergraduate student.  The Center offers undergraduate degree completion, continuing education, non-degree programs, certificate programs and accelerated graduate degree opportunities.

Computing and Communication Services

The university Computing and Communications Center supports administrative computing, academic computing and telecommunications. Administrative computing is served by the Banner student information system, encompassing more than 30 online systems and providing services to the students, faculty and staff.

The academic computing network consists of 30 UNIX or Windows based servers that are connected to approximately 2,200 personal computers provided to support instruction, Internet access, campus network access, and email. They are located in 35 computer laboratories across campus. There is an open-access computer lab in each residence hall.

Additionally, many academic departments maintain discipline-specific computer laboratories for their curricula. Wireless computing zones are located throughout campus and outdoors. Students can connect to the Internet in these areas using a standard wireless device or smart phone. In addition, faculty and students use wireless for conducting specialized labs in a variety of courses. Helpful computing information can be found at

Additionally, the Office of Computing and Communication Services supports faculty, administration, students, and affiliated businesses with services such as local and long distance telephone, voice mail, digital cable TV, and Internet.

The McGarry Communication Center is the campus base for the Instructional Resources Department, including the audiovisual, graphics, and television services units. The Communication Center houses two television studios and is the distribution center of campus cable television as well as the community-wide ESU television telecasts. WESS 90.3 FM radio is also located in the Center.

Kemp Library

Kemp Library provides all students, faculty and staff with numerous opportunities to acquire information in pursuit of their academic and career goals.  The library offers a wide variety of resources and services to help achieve these goals.  The collection includes not only physical items such as print books and journals, but also a large number of electronic resources, such as EBSCO databases, electronic journals and e-books.  The library strives to provide 24/7 access to electronic resources via the library website. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of the library’s services including Inter-Library Loan, Reference and Research Assistance and to contact faculty librarians to schedule individualized instructional sessions or personal assistance.  The library also provides quiet spaces for study as well as comfortable areas for group discussions.  For more information about Kemp Library, visit the website -