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One of the best ways to learn more about our degree programs and experience Eden Hall Campus is to visit campus. On a campus visit, you will meet with an admission representative and tour campus. Please call 412-365-1825, e-mail admission@chatham.edu or complete our request a visit form to schedule your visit.

In addition to campus visits, we hold open house events and information sessions on campus at various times throughout the year.

Visit our Directions page for directions to Eden Hall Campus.

Download the Eden Hall Campus Map [PDF]

Contact:

Eden Hall Campus
6035 Ridge Road
Richland Township, PA 15044-9746

412-365-1825
admission@chatham.edu

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Eden Hall Campus
6035 Ridge Road
Richland Township, PA 15044-9746

412-365-1100

Directions to campus

Download the Eden Hall Campus Map [PDF]

Where the campus
is the classroom

The built systems at Eden Hall

  • Esther Barazzone Center Exterior

    Esther Barazzone Center

    Spanning 23,000 square feet and two floors, the Esther Barazzone Center is a multipurpose space. It includes flexible meeting and gathering spaces, an innovative commercial and teaching kitchen that uses ultra-efficient inductive heating, the campus monitoring system, and a root vegetable cellar.

  • Esther Barazzone Center Interior

    Esther Barazzone Center

    Located at the center of campus, the Esther Barazzone Center offers great indoor and outdoor meeting spaces for dining, classes, research, and recreation.

  • Esther Barazzone Center Kitchen

    Esther Barazzone Center Kitchen

    Eden Hall Campus lets you see how and where food is grown, and the Barazzone Center's open commercial and teaching kitchen lets you see how our healthy, locally-sourced fare is prepared.

  • Esther Barazzone Center Green Wall & Steps

    Esther Barazzone Center Green Wall & Steps

    The steps and green wall are a perfect place for an impromptu meeting, lecture, presentation, or performance.

  • Esther Barazzone Center Dining

    Esther Barazzone Center Dining

    With seating for over 100 people, the dining room features wall-to-wall windows for natural light, easy access to EBC patios, and a large stage with a 30' LED screen for broadcasts and presentations.

  • Esther Barazzone Center Meeting Rooms

    Esther Barazzone Center Meeting Rooms

    The Barazzone Center features various class and meeting rooms, all outfitted with technology to run courses, lectures, presentations, telemeetings, and videoconferences effectively.

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    Field Lab

    The field lab, located between the Esther Barazzone Center and the campus's 240-panel solar canopy, houses an aquaculture lab, a technology-packed classroom, and Eden Hall's wastewater monitoring center.

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    Lab | Classroom

    The classroom in the Field Lab is outfitted with video capability that facilitates collaboration and obviates unnecessary trips to and from Eden Hall, thereby reducing our carbon footprint.

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    Lab | Classroom

    The field lab contains our wastewater system-monitoring center, where students access data and use it in class projects.

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    Aquaculture Lab

    The Field Lab is also home to our aquaculture lab, with three connected tanks used to grow and study fish.

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    Aquaculture Lab

    The Aquaculture Lab is used for research, a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, and for K-12 programming like aquaponics workshops for students and educators.

  • Trout in one of the Aquaculture Lab's tanks

    Aquaculture Lab Tanks

    The lab's three tanks, each about five feet tall and 500 gallons, can hold hundreds of fish at a time. Waste from the fish is used as a fertilizer in our solar high tunnel.

  • Orchard Exterior

    Orchard Residence Hall

    Orchard Hall, Eden Hall's student housing, was designed and developed to LEED Platinum standards.

  • Orchard Exterior

    Orchard Residence Hall

    Orchard Residence Hall can house 60 students in single rooms.

  • Orchard Interior

    Orchard Residence Hall

    Electricity is provided by solar panels on the roofs.

  • Orchard Interior

    Orchard Residence Hall

    Heat and cooling is provided by the campus's geothermal system through radiant panels in the ceiling.

  • Orchard Interior

    Orchard Residence Hall

    Residence hall rooms are "smart" – equipped with sensors that monitor temperature and humidity.

  • Dairy Barn Cafe exterior

    Anne Mallinson Café exterior

    The Anne Mallinson (Class of '61) Café is built inside Eden Hall Farm's old dairy barn. A ceramic and insulating skin has been hung over the exterior to protect it from the weather and help insulate it.

  • Dairy Barn Cafe entrance

    Anne Mallinson Café entrance

    The Café is built inside Eden Hall Farm's old dairy barn. Much of the original structure has been maintained, although during renovation the barn was given a new foundation and moved not far from its original location.

  • Dairy Barn Cafe in use by students and faculty

    Anne Mallinson Café interior

    The Café serves as a smaller space meeting place for students and faculty.

  • Cow silhouette on the floor of the Dairy Barn Cafe

    Anne Mallinson Café floor

    A milking barn in its previous life on Eden Hall, the Café's heritage is represented by silouhettes of cows painted on the floor.

  • Visitors mingling on the Dairy Barn Cafe patio

    Anne Mallinson Café patio

    The Café's patio overlooks the Hilda M. Willis Amphitheater and serves as a meeting place away from the action of Summer Series events and other performances on the amphitheater stage.

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    Eden Hall Barn

    The iconic Eden Hall Barn is host to lectures, performances, and farm-to-table dining events.

  • Eden Hall Barn

    Eden Hall Barn

    The iconic Eden Hall Barn is host to lectures, performances, and farm-to-table dining events.

  • Eden Hall Barn

    Eden Hall Barn

    The iconic Eden Hall Barn is host to lectures, performances, and farm-to-table dining events.

  • Eden Hall Barn

    Eden Hall Barn

    The iconic Eden Hall Barn is host to lectures, performances, and farm-to-table dining events.

  • Eden Hall Barn

    Eden Hall Barn

    The iconic Eden Hall Barn is host to lectures, performances, and farm-to-table dining events.

  • High Tunnel

    High Tunnel

    The solar high tunnel is heated by our solar thermal system, and allows us to grow vegetables all year long–without the need to burn fossil fuels for heating. The walls can be automatically lowered or raised to regulate temperature.

  • High Tunnel

    High Tunnel

    The solar high tunnel is heated by our solar thermal system, and allows us to vegetables all year long–without the need to burn fossil fuels for heating. The walls can be automatically lowered or raised to regulate temperature.

  • Hoop House

    Hoop House

    Hoop houses are the low-tech versions of high tunnels, but utilize greenhouse effect just the same. Hoop houses can extend crop seasons, thus providing more food from the same number of (or fewer) plants.

  • Mueller House

    Mueller House

    Mueller House was built by Sebastian Mueller, German immigrant, cousin and colleague of H.J. Heinz, and founder of Eden Hall. He opened it to women who worked at the Heinz Company as a place of relaxation and renewal, even running a shuttle for them between Eden Hall and downtown Pittsburgh.

  • Mueller House

    Mueller House

    Mueller House was built by Sebastian Mueller, German immigrant, cousin and colleague of H.J. Heinz, and founder of Eden Hall. He opened it to women who worked at the Heinz Company as a place of relaxation and renewal, even running a shuttle for them between Eden Hall and downtown Pittsburgh.

  • Eden Hall Lodge

    Eden Hall Lodge

    Eden Hall's historic Lodge is the administrative center of the Campus, with faculty offices and spaces for students to meet and study. With a decidedly retro feel, it has an old bowling alley in the basement and a swimming pool outside.

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    Eden Hall Lodge

    Eden Hall's historic Lodge is the administrative center of the Campus, with faculty offices and spaces for students to meet and study. With a decidedly retro feel, it has an old bowling alley in the basement and a swimming pool outside.

  • Esther Barazzone Center

    Esther Barazzone
    Center

  • Field Lab

    Field Lab /
    Aquaculture Lab

  • Residence Halls

    Orchard
    Residence Hall

  • Dairy Barn

    Anne Mallinson
    Café

  • Eden Hall Barn

    Eden Hall Barn

  • High Tunnels & Hoop House

    High Tunnels &
    Hoop Houses

  • Mueller House

    Mueller House

  • Lodge

    Lodge

News

  • Sierra Magazine Ranks Chatham as one of America’s “Greenest Colleges”. Read more »
  • Chatham University Aquaculture lab will research trout as crop. Read more »
  • Chatham University’s Aqua Lab Helping Students Learn A New Kind Of Farming. Read more »
  • Bunkhouse planned for visitors to Chatham University’s Eden Hall campus. Read more »
  • Sustainable Campus Development. Read more »

Read more Eden Hall news »

MISSION

Serving the needs of current and future generations, Chatham University at Eden Hall will serve as a beacon to those who wish to imagine and model sustainable learning and living. Through scholarly training and research, Eden Hall Campus will create entrepreneurs and advocates capable of implementing sustainable ideas and sharing them with a global community. In so doing, Chatham will proudly advance the legacy of Rachel Carson, class of 1929.

The Falk School of Sustainability & Environment at Chatham University was founded in 2010, and has been named after Sigo Falk, longtime Chatham Trustee and Chair of the Falk Foundation, following the $15 million gift from the Falk Foundation to support the School of Sustainability and Eden Hall Campus. One of the earliest schools of its kind in the country, the Falk School is a wellspring for leadership and education to overcome current and future sustainability challenges.

The development of the Falk School was inspired by the work of alumna Rachel Carson '29, whose knowledge about the environment and passion to preserve it are traits that drive the mission of the school. The academic programs in the Falk School are dedicated to producing the sustainability leaders of today and the future.

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Sustainability (BSUS)

Bachelor of Sustainability

The Bachelor of Sustainability program equips students with skills and knowledge that translate to more than knowing what to do, but to actually showing what they've done. Read more »

Master of Sustainability (MSUS)

Master of Sustainability

The Master of Sustainability prepares students to be the agents of change that governments, companies, and other organizations need to lead their sustainability initiatives. Read more »

 

Dual Degree MSUS-MBA

Master of Sustainability - Master of Business Administration Dual Degree

The MSUS + MBA program uniquely positions graduates for sustainability management and leadership roles in business and government sectors.
Read more »

Dual Degree MAFS-MBA

Master of Arts in Food Studies - Master of Business Administration Dual Degree

The Food Studies + MBA program provides breadth and depth in food studies, business, and sustainable business for a holistic understanding of food systems. Read more »

 

 

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K-12 Programs & Events

Through K-12 programming and events at Eden Hall Campus, a more sustainable future starts sooner. Students can explore and participate in a variety of activities that broaden their awareness of food, energy, nature, science, mathematics, and more. Educators can discover how they can take those same principles of sustainability into their classrooms to create fun and educational lessons that have meaning and applicability.

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Field Trips

Grades 4–12
Field Trips

Sustainability focused for any age group
Learn more.

Projects

Project Based
Learning

Get hands on experience in sustainability
Learn more.

Teacher Training

Educator
Events

Make sustainability part of your class curriculum
Learn more.

Day Camps

Overnight
Programs

Learn, explore, and be active with sustainability
Get camp info.

Community Programs & Events

The Eden Hall Campus Summer Series brings a little something for everyone to the North Hills with music, theater, farm-to-table events, festivals, and workshops. Started in 2014, Summer Series events help kick off your weekends with great entertainment in the North Hills. Adults, kids, and families can all find something to appreciate, with most events free to guests. Visit the Summer Series website at chatham.edu/summerseries for more information.

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Summer Series

Summer Series

Music, theatre and more at Eden Hall Campus
View event schedule

Farm to Table

Farm to Table

Tastings and dinners sourced fresh from Eden Hall Campus
View events

Workshops

Workshops

Learn about ways to live more sustainably
View classes

Now fully coed, Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, has over 2,100 students on campus and online in the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; and the School of Arts, Science & Business. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson, and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been named to Sierra Magazine's list of top 20 "cool schools" and mentioned in Forbes as one of the places "contributing to Pittsburgh's transformation into a destination for green living." Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened the world's first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus, in 2014. Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report, Chatham earned the highest ranking among western PA institutions in the "Regional Universities–North" category for 2015.

School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences has developed a strong reputation for its sought-after healthcare professionals. From high licensure or board pass rates to advanced clinical aptitude, our graduates enter or advance their careers ready to meet the needs of patients and clients, and contribute to improving the quality of care their organizations deliver.

Falk School of Sustainability & Environment

The Falk School of Sustainability & Environment is dedicated to creating professional sustainability leaders that can apply principles of sustainability in a variety of areas today and in the future. All of our students, faculty, and staff engage in activities that promote the professionalization of the fields and afford students experiences that evidence real-world progress.

School of Arts Science & Business

Programs in the School of Arts, Science & Business leverage Chatham's strengths in the liberal arts, business, communications, and the arts and complements them with professional preparation that helps students become fully engaged and ready for their futures and the next steps in their professional and academic careers.