Eden Hall Campus
Chatham's Eden Hall Campus is way more than a 388-acre plot of land. It's the embodiment of a commitment Chatham makes everyday to support sustainability and environmental education. In fact, it will be home to Chatham's School of Sustainability and the Environment and function as a living and learning laboratory, where the campus just doesn't house classrooms, but is the classroom. It's where a blend of knowledge, experience, and creativity is always working, persistently developing, and constantly improving. And it's where all efforts are focused on attaining the greatest social, economic, and environmental impact through greatly limiting our ecological impact.
Eden Hall Campus will be the first in the world built from the ground up for the study of sustainable living, learning, and development. Using the latest in environmentally responsible technology, design and innovation, Eden Hall will be self-sustaining in every way by producing zero carbon emissions and more energy than it consumes. It will one day serve more than 1,500 students (on-campus and online) with programs in the fields of sustainability, health sciences, business, and more. As an internationally recognized leader in sustainability, Chatham University is bringing big thinking to life at Eden Hall Campus beginning fall 2013.
A Brighter, Healthier Tomorrow
There’s a lot going on at Eden Hall Campus, and it all goes back to Chatham’s work in sustainability. Learn more about Chatham’s history of sustainability leadership that has driven plans for our green campus.
Eden Hall Campus Photos
Timeline & Updates
The Eden Hall Campus is currently under development with completion of Phase 1 slated for Fall 2013. Renovations of the existing structures and intensive landscape restoration highlight the development of the next generation campus.
Video: The farm's dairy barn being moved to its new foundation for transformation into the Dairy Barn Cafe and Library.
The development of Eden Hall Campus has taken countless aspects into account, each one focused on making it a liveable, sustainable, and functional academic center. To see what Chatham has in store for the campus's future, please download a copy of the master plan, "A Splendid Vision."
Chatham created the School of Sustainability & the Environment (SSE) to expand the potential of Eden Hall Campus and honor the legacy of alumna and environmentalist Rachel Carson. SSE will provide innovative, interdisciplinary education and research opportunities to identify and solve environmental and sustainability challenges. Read More.
Sustainability Awards & Recognition
Though we aren't in it for the laurels, we do take great pride in our efforts. We don't see each as a pat on the back, but as a push to keep us moving forward toward our sustainability goals. Read More.