An academy “to teach the youth the elements of a classical education” was established in Bloomsburg in 1839. The academy continued until 1856 when it was reorganized as Bloomsburg Literary Institute. A building – now known as Carver Hall in memory of Henry Carver, the first principal – was elected in 1867 and, today, is the university’s landmark and home to offices of the president and provost.
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Being active in campus life enables you to adjust quickly to college and living on your own for the first time, as well as helps you make good choices and establish a solid foundation here and in life after graduation.
The Harvey A. Andruss Library (named for a former Bloomsburg University president) provides access to more than 450,000 volumes of books, bound periodicals, and government documents; 2 million microforms; 50,000 journals, magazines, and newspapers in both print and electronic format; and over 150 online databases. The Library and its facilities are open to the general public.
Bloomsburg University's Student Health Center (SHC) provides high quality, basic health care to students with a strong emphasis on health promotion and preventative health education designed to ensure students reach their educational goals. SHC adheres to the general principles and standards of ethical conduct endorsed by the American College Health Association.
As the university on the hill, Bloomsburg University overlooks the Town of Bloomsburg and is situated a few hundred yards from the community's business district with Bloomsburg Hospital across the street from a cluster of residence halls.
With more than 250 student clubs and organizations, there’s a group just for you — ranging from community service, faith, the arts, business, entertainment and athletics.