The Chestnut Hill campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For many years the main buildings were St. Joseph Hall, with a six-story Greco-Roman rotunda and French Gothic exterior, Fournier Hall, a jewel of ItalianRomanesque architecture, and Clement Hall, which houses classrooms and modest athletic facilities, including a swimming pool. The campus grounds include a grotto and fountain, the House of Loretto, and an elegant main chapel that was inspired by Sainte-Chapelle in Paris. Logue Library, Fontbonne Hall, Barbara D’Iorio Martino Hall and, most recently, a new residence hall called Fitzsimmons Hall are relatively new additions to accommodate the college’s growth. New structures were designed to preserve the architectural integrity of the campus while addressing specific educational or student life needs.
In recent years, the science facilities and computer laboratories have been renovated to help create a 21st-century teaching and learning environment. Martino Hall includes “smart” classrooms and seminar rooms that are part of the campus-wide interactive network.
We’re a city school. We’re a suburban school. Truth be told, we’re a little bit of both. At Chestnut Hill College, you can enjoy the benefits of a geographic identity crisis: a quaint, safe, charming campus on the outskirts of one of America’s largest cities and cultural epicenters. From the hiking trails of Fairmount Park to the cafes of the Chestnut Hill neighborhood to the museums of Philadelphia, you’ll be well occupied.
Just a short train, bus or car ride away is downtown Philadelphia. We like to think of the City of Brotherly (and sisterly) Love as our extended campus. Catch a band. Grab a bite in a city famous for its great food. When family and friends come to visit, let them treat you to some superb cuisine from one of Philly’s many 5-star restaurants. Soak up the culture at one of the city’s world-class museums or hit Old City, B3 or South Street for a night out on the town. America’s fifth largest city is also where you’ll find countless internship opportunities in every imaginable field. And as a student in the Philadelphia area, you’ll be among students from over 86 other colleges. So you’ll always be in good company. It’s all included in the Chestnut Hill College experience.