Campus Life at Harrisburg University
Discover a university that blends the best of a
small college and a fast-paced city.
As a student at Harrisburg University, your campus will sit right in the heart of the beautiful capital city of Pennsylvania. It's a thriving place overflowing with opportunities from vast dining options to diverse and exciting entertainment venues including theatres, museums, sports fields and more. Can you imagine the internship opportunities? And, to further connect you to the city, every student receives a free membership to Harrisburg Young Professionals group.
Students are really the drivers of all our campus clubs and organizations. This year our student groups include everything from student government and Basketball Club to Japanese Culture Club, Forensic Club, and Social Media Club among many others. There's even a dodge ball team!
You'll love the campus housing too. Students live in beautiful 1-2 bedroom apartments that are fully stocked with dishwashers and all the amenities you need and want including a gorgeous view.
If you're looking for a campus that connects you to a great city and offers possibilities for an exciting career, Harrisburg University is the place where you belong!
Things to Do Around the Region
With our campus located downtown in Pennsylvania's capital city, Harrisburg University is at the heart of the action of government and business – right where you want to be to make a strong start in your career. Downtown Harrisburg is also overflowing with possibilities for a good time. Close at hand are minor league baseball games, theatres, great shopping, dance clubs, and fascinating museums. You'll also love the eclectic dining opportunities on "Restaurant Row" and the scenic nature paths for hiking and biking along the Susquehanna River. There's never a shortage of things to do both on and near campus.
Strawberry Square has numerous dining options, Fitness U for working out, and retail stores for shopping. The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts hosts numerous cultural events and a movie theater. You can also tour Harrisburg’s many historic museums, sport arenas, ski resorts and amusement parks, too.
Student Clubs and Organizations
You can participate in clubs or activities or create your own Students Clubs & Organizations. Indulge your interests, meet other students and get involved. Your fellow students are a resource for the surrounding community through volunteerism, involvement in social and cultural programs, and civic leadership.
Our students get a free membership with Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP). HYP serves as a catalyst in making Harrisburg a better place to live, work, and play, while developing and retaining future leaders. Its membership consists of active, civic-minded professionals who have a clear vision of Harrisburg's future as a great place to live, work, play, and shop. More than 100 HU students belong to this group which has more than 800 active members.
We invite you to take in everything Harrisburg has to offer:
- Go to a minor league baseball game or visit the theatre.
- Shop, dine, socialize or play downtown along hip "Restaurant Row."
- Enjoy the scenic and restful natural areas along the Susquehanna River.
- Meet friends at trendy dance clubs and restaurants.
- Tour the latest science exhibits at the Whitaker Center…or the historic State Museum.
- Check out this link to learn more about things to do in the Harrisburg area.