Student Life at PennWest California

Student Life at PennWest California

Life at PennWest California and Campus Activities

The best in college life is at PennWest California

Live on our beautiful campus or commute here for classes. Be part of our University community.  Learn. Grow. Have fun.  PennWest California is a welcoming college environment.

  • Get involved in student life, from Vulcan athletics to 100+ clubs and organizations.
  • Tap into PennWest California resources to stay healthy and plan for your future in Pennsylvania or beyond.
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Living at PennWest California

PennWest California campus life enriches your college experience. Be at the heart of our University community and steps from student activities and campus resources.

  • PennWest California residence halls and Vulcan Village apartments offer best-in-class housing.
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Join in or cheer on our Vulcans. PennWest California intercollegiate athletes compete in 18 NCAA Division II teams from basketball and football to soccer and softball.

  • Enjoy PennWest California's Herron Recreation and Fitness Center: Swimming, aerobics, racquetball, indoor track and more.
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Clubs & Organizations

Cultivate your social life, build character and foster leadership. Choose from 100+ student organizations and clubs at PennWest California, plus a wide range of volunteer opportunities.

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Health & Wellness

The best college life is a healthy life. Stay active in Pennsylvania's stunning outdoors with access to hiking trails, disc golf and more on the 94-acre SAI Farm.

  • PennWest California's Student Health Center, Campus Ministry and Counseling Center support your well-being.
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Commuter Services

Connect, engage and thrive as a commuter, non-traditional or adult student at PennWest California. We're eager for you to fully enjoy your education and college life. Take advantage of dedicated spaces to study, socialize and recharge between classes or join our Commuter Council.

  • Make use of University amenities, health services and networking opportunities available to all PennWest California
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