Campus Life

Academic Advisement

A faculty member from the student’s major department serves as the academic adviser throughout the student’s career at the university. The Advising Office for Undeclared Students serves all students who are undecided by providing academic advising and guidance in selecting a major. The office will help students choose a career path of interest to them and declare a major that will help them achieve their career goal. The Advising Office also provides academic advising and course selection assistance during the weeks prior to and during all pre-registration periods.

For further information, call 570-422-3164 or visit

Academic Enrichment and Learning

The Department of Academic Enrichment and Learning includes the following programs: The Learning Center, Office for Advising for Undeclared Students, Advising for Students in Warrior Success, and the University Wide Tutorial Program. Students are invited to drop in at the Learning Center, located in Rosenkrans East, to find out more about academic support services that may enhance their academic development. Visit

ATM Services

ATM services provided by Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) are located just outside the ground floor of the University Center between the University Center and the Keystone Room, as well as in the lobby of Dansbury Commons.

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is a student organization responsible for a wide variety of activities and events for the enrichment of the East Stroudsburg University community. The organization presents a diverse and unique program schedule of quality educational, cultural, social and recreational programs throughout the academic year.

CAB consists of nine executive board members who meet weekly during the semester to coordinate the various activities. The executive board consists of the four officers and five committee chairpersons. The four committees are: Big Events, Performances, Out and About, and Special Events. CAB is also involved with planning and promoting activities during Welcome Week, Family Weekend, Homecoming, and Global Week.

Students who serve on the Campus Activities Board develop strong leadership skills and gain practical experience while having a great time and making new friends in the process.

Campus Card Center

The Campus Card Center, located on the ground floor of the University Center, provides ESU students and employees with both a campus identification card (E-Card) and a convenient, easy, and safe way to make purchases and use services on and off campus. The E-Card provides electronic access to a declining balance (debit) account that can be used for the payment of certain items/services in the bookstore, vending machines, library, and campus dining facilities. The off-campus sites that currently accept the E-Card include Burger King, Cluck-U Chicken, and CVS. Students may also use it to gain access to their residence hall and the Recreation Centers. Deposits may be made online, please visit the website or for further information, call 570-422-CARD or 1-800-556-8116.

Campus Ministry and Spirituality

Campus Ministry and Spirituality at ESU is supported through the Office of Student Affairs. Campus Ministry and Spirituality (CM & S) is made up of a variety of religious, spiritual, and religious advocacy groups at the University. Its mission, both ecumenical and interfaith in nature, fosters an environment conducive to spiritual growth and development. CM & S assists students in networking with local churches, places of worship, local clergy, and on-campus religious and advocacy groups.

For more information, call 570-422-3463 or visit

Campus Rec & Wellness

ESU’s Campus Rec & Wellness department provides a safe, rewarding and educational environment designed to promote holistic lifestyles through physical fitness activity, formal and informal competition, leadership development, academic partnerships and opportunities for professional, social and career growth. Guided by Core Values, innovative and diverse programming, and state of the art facilities, the Center’s spirited and committed staff pride themselves in fostering an atmosphere of empowerment that leads to the healthy development of the whole person.

In addition to programming, the department employs over 75 students who are directly responsible for the operation of the facilities and programs.

Facilities: The Campus Rec & Wellness department operates two student recreation facilities on campus. Completed in August 2003, the Mattioli Recreation Center is a 58,000 square foot facility on the south side of campus. The building features a four-court arena for basketball, volleyball, and tennis; a fitness center with cardio, selectorized and free weight equipment; a multipurpose studio; elevated track; locker and shower facilities; an alternative fitness area that includes indoor rowers, Jacobs Ladder, and a boxing zone that features a speed bag and heavy bag; and racquetball courts. The second facility, RecB, is located in the lower level of Hawthorn Suites. The facility is open to all of campus and has a separate entrance from the main residence hall. The 15,000-square-foot fitness center was opened in February 2012 and features cardiovascular, selectorized and free weight equipment, functional training zone, multipurpose studio, indoor cycling studio, locker and shower facilities and a offices for personal training and wellness.

Group Fitness: Group Fitness Program is designed for Campus Rec & Wellness members who are looking for an organized workout. General classes are free of charge to members and on a first come first serve basis. The Center’s premier class, Warrior Cycling, is offered at a nominal fee. Every class is led by student instructors who have qualified to teach. A new group fitness schedule is published at the beginning and middle of each semester.

Special Events: Special events are designed for students to enjoy unique programs in a fun and social setting. Many of the special events are one-night tournaments that expose students to new and exciting sports as well as educational events to support healthy lifestyle choices. Some of the programs include racquetball, Late Night at the REC, wallyball, tennis, badminton, cornhole,  Rec-Ex 5K, gaga ball and wiffleball.

Personal Training: A personal fitness service run by qualified fitness staff that will help you to identify priorities and achieve your health and fitness goals. A range of personal fitness services are offered at a nominal fee.

Wellbeing: This program serves as a resource to support individuals in their pursuit of optimal health and wellbeing.  Through programs, events and presentation, the health and wellness needs of students, faculty and staff are proactively addressed.

Sports Activities: Please see the Athletics section.

For more information on programs, services, hours of operation, policies and procedures, visit or call the Mattioli Recreation Center's Service Desk at 570-422-2970.

Career and Workforce Development

Located on the top floor of the University Center, the center provides career counseling and educational programs which will empower undergraduate and graduate students, and alumni, to make satisfying career choices, develop career plans and take action to achieve their professional preparation and career goals. Students should start their career planning during their first year and should contact the center to make an appointment or visit

Services provided include career counseling, preparation of resumes and cover letters, and interviewing skills. An online career management system enables students and alumni to explore internships, and part-time and full-time professional job listings. Assistance is offered with graduate school applications, essays and personal statements. The center also coordinates workshops, career days, job fairs, and on-campus recruitment with employers. Innovative tools and educational materials are offered on the Career Development website.


Child Care Center

The Rose Mekeel Child Care Center, Inc. is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, a Keystone Star 4 program and licensed by the Department of Public Welfare. The center is available to students, faculty and staff of the university. The remaining spaces are filled by the community. The center is staffed by an Executive  Director, Group supervisors, and assistant group supervisors. This facility is open from 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. (Monday to Friday) during the fall, spring, and summer sessions.

The program is a hands-on, developmentally appropriate program for children between 12 months and 5 years of age. Call 570-422-3514 for information about enrollment and fees.

Commuter Student Services

Commuting and off-campus students comprise the predominant population of the university. ESU, in addressing the needs of the commuter student population, offers various academic and student services, including. For more information please visit or call 570-422-3384.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

The Office of Counseling and Psychological Services [CAPS] offers a wide range of counseling services to facilitate and enhance the educational, psychological, and interpersonal well-being of the East Stroudsburg University student community. The services provided are designed to maximize students’ personal, psychological and educational functioning, to prevent and remediate emotional/social problems, to help students attain their educational goals, and to promote their professional competence.

Services offered include individual and group counseling/psychotherapy, vocational counseling, developmental and outreach programming, and consultation services.  Urgent/Crisis hours are available on an as-needed basis. CAPS actively promotes students’ cultural awareness and sensitivity toward diversity issues, particularly with outreach programming initiatives.

Some of the issues students often address through counseling include anxiety, career exploration/indecision, depression, suicidal thinking, difficulties in interpersonal relationships, eating disorders, family concerns, self-doubt, sexual concerns and substance abuse.

CAPS is staffed with licensed psychologists/counselors. Their professional training and experience prepare them to deal with a wide range of issues faced by university students. Currently enrolled students are eligible to receive services that are free of charge. All information shared by a client is kept confidential, and all client records are classified as confidential records. Without a client’s written permission, no information is released to anyone outside of CAPS, except as required by law.

CAPS is located in Sycamore Suites in the lower level at 304 Normal Street. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Services generally are offered by appointment and may be scheduled by stopping at the office in-person or by calling 570-422-3277. For additional information, visit

Dance Program

The university provides several options for those interested in dance. The minor in dance is open to all students. The University Dance Company is a select group of 15-25 students, chosen by audition, who produce a performance each semester with choreography by faculty, guest artists and students in ballet, contemporary, jazz, and other dance styles. The ESU Contemporary Dancers is a student organization open to all students regardless of background, and produces recitals choreographed and performed by students. The Dance Team performs hip-hop and jazz dance during sports events. All of these organizations are open to all students.

Dean of Student Life

The Dean of Student Life leads the CARE program, designed to provide advocacy and resources to students. CARE’s mission is to develop personalized holistic action plan to promote self-growth and success. Through advocacy and engagement with university and community resources, students are supported in reaching their personal and educational goals.

Dining Services

ESU Dining Services offers a wide variety of diverse, well-balanced meal choices to students and community members in an inviting dining atmosphere. Aramark, a contracted food service, facilities and uniform company, provides the dining experience for the ESU community.

While resident students in the traditional halls and suites are required to have meal plan, students living off campus are strong participants in our dining program. Commuter students are invited to purchase either a meal plan or Dining Dollars to make dining on campus more convenient for their needs. Meal plans and Dining Dollars may be purchased in Dansbury Commons as well as in the Residential and Dining Services central office. Students with special nutritional needs are encouraged to contact a Dining Services manager to discuss their dining needs and customized dietary options.

Fraternities and Sororities

The organizations that comprise the fraternity and sorority system provide a wide variety of educational, social, academic, philanthropic and leadership activities, events and programs for ESU students.

The ESU fraternities and sororities are self-governing and work together to benefit and support the university and the surrounding community. The Interfraternity Council (IFC), College Panhellenic Council (CPH), and Cultural Greek Council (CGC) are the governing bodies that represent all fraternal organizations at ESU and provide cultural, social and educational programs and events for the ESU student community. At the beginning of each semester, fraternities and sororities conduct recruitment events for the purpose of selecting new members. University policy does not allow for first-time, full-time students (freshmen) to be recruited into or to join fraternities or sororities. For more information about FSL and a list of recognized fraternities or sororities eligible to extend invitations to membership, visit

Gender and Sexuality Center

Founded in Fall 2018, the Gender and Sexuality Center is housed in the lower level of the University Center, room G-7.  Complete with relaxing social and study space, staff offices, and a resource library, the Center's mission is to encourage ESU community members to discuss and reflect upon the myriad ways that these two interrelated identities influence our lives.

Grounded in an intersectional perspective, the GSC's programs and services range from the organization of campus-wide events such as LGBT History Month and Women's History Month, training opportunities like the ESU Safe Zone program, and supporting different student organizations and groups to ensure that ESU is a warm and welcoming space for all individuals to engage.

Intercollegiate Athletics

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, in partnership with the Student Affairs Division of East Stroudsburg University, provides a diverse program of athletics with adherence to all University, PSAC, and NCAA rules. All participants and spectators will be served in an environment of equality, dignity and mutual respect.

Schedules for 22 sport teams for men and women are arranged on a seasonal basis for fall, winter and spring:

Men: Cross Country, Football, Soccer
Women: Cross Country, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Soccer

Men: Basketball, Indoor Track and Field, Wrestling
Women: Basketball, Indoor Track and Field, Swimming, Wrestling

Men: Baseball, Outdoor Track and Field
Women: Acrobatics and Tumbling, Golf, Lacrosse, Softball, Tennis, Outdoor Track and Field

Athletic activities take place in and on a variety of campus athletic fields. The main outdoor athletic facility, Eiler-Martin Stadium, has an all-weather track, turf, lights and seating space for approximately 6,000 spectators. The LeRoy J. Koehler Fieldhouse is the main indoor facility and has an indoor track, pool, weight rooms, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts.

As part of the university’s effort to ensure compliance with the Higher Education Act and Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, the Gender Equity Survey Report is on file in the Offices of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Enrollment Services Office. This report contains information on participation and financial support as it pertains to East Stroudsburg University’s intercollegiate athletics program.


Marching Band, Jazz Band and Concert Band Program

These large performing groups are open to all university and community instrumentalists with previous experience in high school or college ensembles. The ensembles rehearse for two hours one night a week and will perform pieces of standard literature. Public performances will occur at the end of each semester.

Students involved in the Marching Band must participate in Band Camp the week prior to the beginning of the fall semester. The band performs at all home football games, select away games and marching exhibitions.

For more information on Warrior Marching Band, students may contact the band's Musical Director at (570) 422-3759, or contact the Marching Band student leadership through the organization's Facebook page - ESU Warrior Marching Band.

New Student Programs


Orientation is the most important summer program that assists incoming students and their parents in transitioning to the university experience. Academic information and placement testing, university success strategies, discussions with faculty members, administration, staff members, and student leaders, various presentations about university resources, and interactive activities, all assist in developing a comfort level that can be gained only by participation in orientation. Meeting and getting to know other incoming students and parents is also an integral part of university enculturation. Multiple orientation days are scheduled each summer in June and July.

New transfer students have the option of participating in the one-day orientation, a Transfer Day that is an individualized approach to meeting each transfer student’s particular needs, or both. Transfer students receive a Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE) at a meeting with a transfer specialist and a meeting with his/her academic  department advisor. In addition, a student guide orients each transfer student to any and all areas of interest at the university.

To continue to provide new students with the information and resources needed for a smooth transition to university life, fall orientation, a three-day and evening event, provides a variety of activities, educational sessions, group discussions, and social opportunities over Move-In Weekend in August. Reminders from summer orientation and new topics that are designed to enable new students to successfully fulfill their university responsibilities are held. Culminating fall orientation is Academic Convocation, the formal opening of the academic year for new students, followed by a picnic and the first mentor-mentee program of the fall semester.

Students who enter the university in the spring semester participate in a one-day orientation program in January. For further information, visit 403 Normal Street or call at 570-422-2862.

New Student Mentors

Upperclassmen mentors can help new students become successful at the university. Orientation leaders serve as mentors to new, first-semester students. Mentors enable new students to: understand and meet the academic responsibilities associated with university-level classes, access university resources, wisely manage their time at the university level, become involved in productive co-curricular opportunities, build positive relationships with peers, faculty, staff, and the community beyond the university, and discover the unique possibilities afforded them as members of the university community.

Academic Convocation

Academic Convocation is a ceremonial occasion which marks the formal opening of the academic year. It is the time when the university officially welcomes the new class of students and focuses on the academic mission.

Academic Convocation introduces the new class to the dignity of university ceremonies and academic regalia, the organizational structure of the university and the individuals who serve in leadership positions, the president of the Faculty Association and faculty leadership, the president of the Student Senate and outstanding student leaders, and the Alma Mater and ESU Promise.

The highlight of the Convocation is the speaker, typically a recent graduate or current student, who speaks to the new class about academic achievement, scholarly opportunities, and expectations for new students.

Academic Convocation brings the new class of students together for the first time to focus on academic excellence and scholarly engagement.

Fall Orientation

Summer orientation is the beginning of a new student’s introduction to the university. To continue to provide new students with the information and resources needed for a smooth transition to university life, a variety of activities, interdisciplinary studies, first learn experience workshops, and group meetings are held just prior to the opening of the academic year in August. Reminders from summer orientation and new topics that are designed to enable new students to successfully fulfill their university responsibilities are held.

Office of Accessible Services Individualized for Students (OASIS)

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania believes that an individual’s access to opportunities for achievement and personal fulfillment must be determined solely on the basis of the person’s ability and interest.

OASIS [Office of Accessible Services Individualized for Students] at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania provides accommodations and services to students with documented disabilities (i.e., specific learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, chronic illnesses, mobility impairments, deaf/hard of hearing, blind/low vision, psychiatric disabilities, traumatic brain injuries and other disabilities not specified) that result in substantial limitation of a major life activity. The faculty members in OASIS provide basic services and facilities accommodations for eligible students with disabilities who self-identify with a disability, provide appropriate supporting documentation and request services.

Students who request accommodations are responsible for initiating the process with OASIS and for requesting academic or environmental accommodations. OASIS asks that individuals requesting services (accommodations and/or access) complete the online Accommodations Request Form, including a description of the student’s disability, the disability’s likely impact on your educational experiences and the successful use of accommodations in the past. This form is available on the OASIS webpage.

Academic accommodations allow equal access to academic programs and include classroom and assessment accommodations, and are based on the evaluation process, a student’s course of study and current functional limitations. The evaluation process includes a review of the self-disclosure and request form, supporting documentation, an interview with the student, and the assessment of the student’s program of study during the first semester the student requests services.  In order to fully evaluate requests for accommodations or adjustments OASIS requests supporting documentation, which can be valuable in the deliberative process of providing accommodations and/or access to the educational environment. Supporting documentation can include medical records, psycho-educational testing, school records that specify the impact the disability has on physical, perceptual, cognitive, and behavioral activities, and/or past records of accommodations and services.

Intake interviews usually occur within two weeks of the submission of request and sufficient documentation. During this interview, accommodations and assistive technology needs are determined. The OASIS also provides an Assistive Technologist, who is available to instruct students in various assistive technologies to help students with their academic studies. After the interview meeting with the faculty member in the OASIS, the student and their current professors are granted electronic access to their letter of accommodation listing the academic accommodations and/or assistive technology the student is entitled to use for each class.  Some frequently used academic accommodations and assistive technology devices include, but are not limited to:

              Extended time on exam

              Student note taking

              Reader/scribe for exams

              Exams taken on computer

              Textbooks in alternative format

              Computer access programs

Environmental accommodations provide equal access to facilities and may include housing and parking accommodations. Environmental accommodations are based on a student’s current functional limitations and the evaluative process. Please review the procedure to receive services for more information.

All personal services (attendant care, transportation on / to campus, etc.) and equipment (e.g., wheelchairs, hearing aids) are the responsibility of each student and will not be provided by OASIS.

East Stroudsburg University is the home of the Alpha Chapter of Delta Alpha Pi (DAP) International Honor Society, established in 2004. It is the first honorary designed specifically to recognize the academic accomplishments of college and university students with disabilities. Undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 24 credits and earned a quality point average of 3.1 are eligible for membership in DAP. Delta Alpha Pi has 65 chapters nationwide.

OASIS is located at Sycamore Suites in the lower level at 304 Normal Street. Normal hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Services generally are offered by appointment and may be scheduled by stopping at the office in-person or by calling 570-422-3954. For additional information, visit

Office of Student Engagement

The Office of Student Engagement fosters leadership, synergy, and community at ESU through holistic, diverse, and innovative programs and service opportunities which dynamically enhances the Warrior experience.

We offer engagement opportunities in four areas:

Social: We offer weekly activities with performers, talent showcases, interactive games and themed events, including the Warrior Den, hosted every Friday at 8:00pm in the University Center.

Leadership: Leadserve is an online platform where student organizations can request leadership trainings in 10 difference topics with dozens of options to choose from.

Civic Engagement: Student Engagement offers an annual Alternative Spring Break, and recurring service brigades in the tri-state area where students can give back directly to the community.

Diversity: Student Engagement leads Global Week, our largest campus-wide initiative for diversity and social justice programming, as well as support initiatives like Hispanic, Black, and Native American History Months, along with Coming Out Week.

For more information call 570.422.3291 or visit


Calliope Literary Magazine


Calliope - ESU's Literary Magazine

Calliope produces ESU's student -edited literary magazine, as well as the Calliope online literary journal.

Radio Station (WESS FM)

Students have the opportunity to gain experience in radio by working at WESS (90.3 FM), the student-operated radio station. The station’s format is “diversified” and includes vintage radio shows, BBC news, sports, talk shows, as well as many genres of music such as alternative, classical, rap, and modern rock.

Stroud Courier

The Stroud Courier is the student-funded campus newspaper. The staff consists of students interested in all facets of journalism, who are responsible for each aspect of publication including news writing and editing, feature writing, sports reporting, photography, and layout. The Stroud Courier covers issues, events, and activities on campus, the surrounding area, and the world.

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook, which is prepared bi-annually by the Office of Student Affairs, is a compendium of information about the various phases of life on campus. The handbook is available online and provides students with information concerning campus services, co-curricular groups and activities, as well as the official regulations, standards and policies of the campus.

Residential Life and Housing


Social, Cultural Activities and Global Week

The university offers a variety of social activities and opportunities for the campus community. Programs are sponsored throughout the year to enhance the quality of student life. Guest speakers on contemporary topics or controversial messages often visit the campus. Theatrical events and recitals featuring students and faculty are produced annually. Films, comedy shows, and concerts are also held throughout the year. In addition, a wide variety of intercollegiate, Recreation Center league, and club sports are available. Finally, major events such as Welcome Week, Family Weekend, Homecoming, Community on the Quad and Greek Week round out the social calendar.  Visit for completing listing.

Speech and Hearing Center

The Speech and Hearing Clinic, located in Monroe Hall, is operated by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in connection with its clinical training program. Students provide therapy while being supervised by faculty who hold appropriate clinical certification and licensure.

Services provided by the clinic include evaluation and therapy in the following areas:

  • Speech/articulation disorders
  • Developmental language disorders
  • Aphasia resulting from head injury or stroke
  • Voice disorders
  • Laryngectomy
  • Cleft palate
  • Stuttering
  • Foreign accent reduction
  • Communication problems resulting from hearing loss

Complete audiologic evaluations are available. Therapy is conducted in rooms that are observable via a closed circuit system. Families of clients are encouraged to observe therapy so that they may better help the clients at home.

Clients at the clinic include members of the community, children attending the Mekeel Child Care Center, and students and employees of the university. Both evaluation and therapy are free with the exception of auditory process testing. Anyone interested in clinic services should contact the clinic director at 570-422-3247.

Standards of Behavior

The mission and objectives of the university include a serious concern for the overall development of the individual. This philosophy implies that all students maintain high personal standards and conduct themselves in a manner which manifests not only intellectual and emotional growth but also personal and social development. The basic standards of behavior are outlined in the Student Handbook under the Student Code of Conduct.

Stony Acres

Stony Acres, a 119-acre recreation area owned by the ESU Student Activity Association, is located just nine miles north of the university in Marshalls Creek. It is open from dawn to dusk for general use by the ESU community.  A multipurpose lodge, six cabins, a climbing tower, a challenge course, a camping equipment program and a variety of activities including canoeing, camping, frisbee golf course, cross country skiing, ice skating, hiking, fishing, and picnicking have made Stony Acres a popular spot year round.

The Stony Acres lodge is available free to campus organizations for meetings, workshops and other programs. For more information and reservations, email Stony Acres at or call 570-422-3334 or 570-223-8316.  More information is also available on the Stony Acres website.

Student Government

The Student Government Association consists of elected student officials and represents the student body in issues related to campus life. Senators from each class serve on committees concerned with academic affairs, social activities, clubs and organizations, student rights and responsibilities, etc.

Student Health Services

East Stroudsburg University strongly recommends that students submit the Report of Medical History form, which includes Immunization history prior to entrance to the university. The form can be downloaded from the Health Services website or Incoming Student Portal. There are many areas of study that will require this information including education, health sciences (such as nursing, psychology, speech and hearing, athletic training, and exercise science), and many internships and other academic experiential placements. It is highly recommended that students gather this important information and submit it to avoid postponements in class schedules.

The university has partnered with Lehigh Valley Hospital Network-Pocono which is part of the Lehigh Valley Health Network to provide student health services at a convenient location adjacent to campus. The services are provided as part of the student comprehensive health fee and can be accessed through a swipe of a student’s E-card. Basic services include medical evaluation; treatment for minor illnesses and injuries; referrals to off-campus health care specialists and support services; women’s health services; tuberculosis testing; physical examinations for employment, driver’s licenses and teacher certification; testing, treatment and education for sexual health concerns; and health education and information about illnesses. Chronic conditions or major health issues are referred to the student’s personal physician or to a local specialist. Serious accidents and injuries are referred to the LVHN-Pocono Emergency Room. In cases where referral is necessary to either the student’s physician, a specialist, the hospital emergency room or other medical facility, the costs incurred must be borne by the student. Fees for any medical treatment not provided in the center or diagnostic testing, such as lab tests, X-rays, etc. are also the responsibility of the student.

The East Stroudsburg University Health Services at Lehigh Valley Health Network-Pocono maintains a formulary where many routine prescription medications are available when ordered by the health care provider at reduced cost or free as part of the comprehensive health services fee. However, students are encouraged to bring a credit card to cover the nominal cost of elective services, supplies or prescription medications. Special prescriptions can be written when needed; however, costs for these must be borne by the student when filling prescription at the pharmacy. A self-care area with over-the-counter medications and supplies is also available at no additional fee.

Pennsylvania law requires all students residing in university owned housing to have received the meningitis vaccination or be informed of the risks and benefits of the vaccine. This is to be completed when submitting the housing application or during residence hall check in.


ESU Health Services at LVH-Pocono

Express Care Entrance

200 E. Brown Street

East Stroudsburg, PA

Service Hours:

ESU students only: Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Weekends: Noon-4 p.m.

ESU students and community patients: Mon.-Fri.: 5-8 p.m., Weekends: 8 a.m.-noon; 4-8 p.m.

No appointment necessary

Student Organizations

Approximately 100 clubs and organizations have been created as a result of student interest. Many of these groups are funded by the Student Activity Association. The scope of these organizations is widely varied, including publications, athletics, drama, music, service, social, academic/career related, cultural, recreation, and academic honoraries.

Telecommunication Service

Resident students are provided digital cable TV service, Internet, and wireless Internet. Students must provide their own digital TV and co-axial cable to hook up to the service. Students should bring an Ethernet cable to access the wired internet. Students are not permitted to bring routers or wireless printers .

Theatre Program

The university provides a comprehensive program in theatre with a major and a minor as well as numerous classes and production opportunities open to students of any major. The Theatre Department works with the undergraduate student dramatic organizations Stage II and the Musical Theatre Organization (MTO) to offer four major theatrical productions annually including a theatre for young audiences production, classical, contemporary and musical theatre offerings, student directed one-act plays and cabarets. Join the theatre clubs, take a class, make an appointment with any theatre faculty, or visit the Theatre Department website or Fine Arts lobby for more information on getting involved onstage or backstage.

Transportation Options

Commuter students have various transportation options at ESU. Students must register their personal vehicles with the University Police and receive a parking decal. This decal enables the student to park in designated parking areas for commuters.

Other options for travel to and from campus follow below:

University Shuttle A shuttle service is available on campus and operates Monday through Friday when classes are in session. It stops at University Ridge as well as other designated locations around the campus.

Local Bus Service – The Monroe County Transit Authority (MCTA) has a local bus route that runs through campus and has various pick-up points and designated bus stops in East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Tannersville, and Mount Pocono. The transit services extend as far as Snydersville and Effort. For more information on bus schedules, areas of transit and bus passes, contact MCTA at 570-839-6282 or stop by the Office of Commuter Student Services for schedule guides.

University Store

The University Store is located on the ground floor of the University Center. The store sells a variety of quality goods and services at equitable prices to the students, faculty, staff and alumni of the university. The primary function of the store is to provide the university community with course books, new, used, digital, rental and course supplies that support the academic mission. The faculty and store cooperate in the process of making course books available to students. Store revenue helps support student groups, sports teams, and organizations.

The store offers the following products: general books, school supplies, computer supplies, special order laptops, stationery, campus apparel, gift cards, greeting cards, glassware, class rings, and assorted imprinted items. The store also offers the following services: fax, online textbook reservation, special orders for clothing, and imprinted giftware.

Store hours, during the academic year while classes are in session, are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. At the beginning of the semesters, the store is open additional evening hours to better serve the students’ needs. Please visit our website at or call us at 570-422-BOOK.

Veterans Center

The ESU Student Veteran Center is a one-stop location where student veterans can get assistance with veteran benefits, transcripts, and financial aid. The Veterans Certifying Official, located in the ESU Veterans Center, has delegated authority to submit educational enrollment certifications and other certification documents and reports relating to veterans and their dependents that are eligible for Veterans Administration education benefits.

The center is located in Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall, Room 160. The Veteran Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The center is open to all ESU veterans and their dependents. The center is equipped with comfortable furniture, TV, refrigerator, microwave, and computer work areas with Internet access.

For more information regarding veterans services, please visit our website at, or call 570-422-2812

GI Bill®
A student entitled to educational assistance through the GI Bill ® should submit a certificate of eligibility as early as possible, but no later than the first day of class. Students should complete the VA Certification Request Form to use their entitlement and provide all necessary information for a timely certification of enrollment. In such cases, the institution will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds due to the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment to be provided by the VA.

To learn more about education benefits offered by the VA please visit

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Warrior Tutoring Center

The University-Wide Tutorial Program provides individual, group, and walk-in peer tutoring, as well as Learning Assistants for high fail rate courses, for the entire university community.  The program is located in the Warrior Tutoring Center in Rosenkrans East.  The Center has tutoring spaces, a quiet study space with access to Smart Board technology, and an open computer lab.  

Writing Studio

Located on the first floor of Kemp Library, the Writing Studio helps students draft, revise, and complete their writing assignments, all in a comfortable, cozy environment.

Students will improve their writing through every stage of the writing process with:

  • Guided practice
  • Helpful tips and motivation
  • Workshops
  • One-to-one tutoring sessions
  • Handouts and resources

Computers, quiet work space, and tutoring are all available. For more information, visit