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.
So how far away are we from the future? Less than 20 miles. The Eden Hall campus is located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh in Richland Township, set amongst rolling hills and rural farmlands. In the coming years, the campus will transform into a flourishing academic center serving as home for Chatham's School of Sustainability and the Environment and a model for sustainable and ecologically responsible resource usage. Our plans are big, but our goals are bigger - the Eden Hall Campus isn't just Chatham's future; it's the future.
Timeline & Updates
The Eden Hall Campus is currently under development with completion of Phase 1 and initial use slated for Fall 2013. The first phase will include renovations of the existing structures, such as the barn, construction of academic and residential facilities in Mueller Center, and intensive landscape restoration.
We will continue to share our progress updates so please check back in the future for more detailed updates and a revised timeline.
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."
School of Sustainability & the Environment
Chatham University announced the creation of the School of Sustainability & the Environment (SSE) in June 2009 to expand the potential of the Eden Hall Campus and honor the legacy of alumna and environmentalist Rachel Carson. SSE will provide innovative, interdisciplinary education and research opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and professional students to better prepare them to identify and solve environmental and sustainability challenges. Read More.