General Information

Irvin Hall, the Special Living Option for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, was built in 1925 and is one of the oldest buildings on campus. As a residence hall, Irvin is truly a 'house.' The 90-member house is co-ed by floor, which provides for a well-balanced living environment. Irvin is ideally situated in scenic West Halls. The classic red brick building is conveniently located near Pattee Library, the EMS College Buildings (Deike, Hosler, Steidle, and Walker), Recreation Hall, and the Nittany Lion Shrine. In addition, it is only a few minutes walk from the busy activity of downtown State College or from the University Golf Course.

As active members of the house, students have the opportunity to participate in social, academic, and community service activities as well as intramural sports. Furthermore, house members attend college sponsored events that enable them to establish close ties with EMS professors -- ties that are not ordinarily available to other students of the University.


Adopt a Highway

Map of Irvin Hall Adopt-A-Highway

Irvin Hall adopts a two-mile section of PA Route 64 just outside of Pleasant Gap. Each semester, groups of students from Irvin Hall clean up this highway in an ongoing effort to be involved in the community in and around State College.

Useful Links

--College of EMS/Student Center--

College of EMS
EMS Student Center
EMS Student Council

--EMS Department Homepages--

Energy and Mineral Engineering
Geosciences
Geography
MATSE
Meteorology

--HFS Information--

University Park Food Services
University Park Housing
Residence Life