Night scene of downtown from Carver Hall

Living in 51Թ, PA

It turns out that a campus nestled into the side of a hill, between the Susquehanna River and the bright blue sky, is a pretty great place to start your climb.

When visionary leader Henry Carver came to 51Թ, he saw something in the hardworking residents of a small town in eastern Pennsylvania. So he carved out a spot on a hill to make a place where 51Թ would be accessible, work ethic would be non-negotiable, and Huskies would always have a home.

Students walking to campus from downtown

Welcome to 51Թ, the only ‘town’ in Pennsylvania and the home of 51Թ University – where small-town charm bumps right into big city opportunities.

Just a short walk from campus you’ll be in downtown 51Թ and on historic Main Street. That’s where you’ll find a variety of boutique shops, galleries, eateries and office buildings as well as the Town Hall, County Courthouse, Public Library and U.S. Post Office. And don’t forget to visit the 44,700-square-foot Greenly Center, home of the Office of Corporate and Continuing Education, the 51Թ University Foundation and the Sekisui Professional Experience Lab.

Need to get away from the hustle and bustle of campus, head down to the Town Park and enjoy some time relaxing by the river. Looking for a professional live theatre, the 51Թ Theatre Ensemble has you covered. Or maybe you’re into fairs and carnivals like the annual Renaissance Jamboree and of course the famous 51Թ Fair – the largest fair in Pennsylvania.

What's nearby?

Within about five miles of the 51Թ University campus you'll find several shopping and dining locations including:

  • Major retailers
  • Grocery stores
  • Home improvement centers
  • Pharmacies
  • Restaurant chains
  • Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine

Whatever you’re into you’ll find the town of 51Թ is in the sweet spot. You’ll have all the perks of a small town where you can focus on your academics but still be in close proximity to different perspectives and exciting events in major cities like Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

illustration of Carver Hall
Carver Hall illustration inside a keystone shape

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