Bulldozers and wrecking balls are a common sight at the Rock. The University recently finished a multimillion dollar face-lift, knocking down many of the 1970-something residence halls and replacing them with improved residential suites. Campus is currently a hodgepodge of new and old. Upper campus is a charming reminder of Slippery Rock’s educational history, where you can find Old Main’s clock tower (the symbol of SRU), the charming Maltby Career Center, and several other original buildings.
Lower campus is a conglomerate of drab classroom buildings and new facilities, including the Physical Therapy Building and the magnificent Science and Technology Building. One of the most popular places to hang out on campus is the recreation center, the ARC, which is home to the famous rock wall, basketball courts, many athletic programs, and state-of-the-art equipment. Overall, the University continues to rebuild and expand to make way for the growing on-campus population and to keep up with, and hopefully surpass, the competition of surrounding universities. Currently, a new University Union is in the works and intended to be constructed within the next couple years.