College Record 2020-2021


The Keuka College community of scholars, students, and administrators vigorously supports the essential role student life plays in guiding the development of young adults. Co-curricular, social, and recreational activities, along with a renewed campus ministry program and competitive women’s and men’s intercollegiate athletic teams, complement Keuka College’s academic programs, leadership in experiential learning, and splendid lake-side campus.

The beauty of the Keuka College campus is consistently cited as one of its leading assets.

Hegeman Hall houses programs in English, criminology/criminal justice, business, communication studies, social work, psychology, child and family studies, sociology, political science, history, and occupational therapy, the Center for Experiential Learning, and the Center for Art and Design.

The Lucretia Davis Jephson Science Center houses programs in mathematics, environmental science, chemistry, and biology. This center for the sciences features a 150-seat auditorium, a laboratory, and a new greenhouse, as well as a computer lab and faculty offices.

Strong Hall, home to the Division of Education, houses classrooms, faculty offices, and the Information Technology department. Each academic, administrative, and residential facility is directly connected to the institution’s on-campus enterprise resources-planning computer system.

Lightner Library is the intellectual center of the Keuka College community, where users can access information and connect with one another in an open, positive learning environment. Lightner Library provides access to information in a variety of formats. There are reference librarians available Monday through Friday, and students and faculty can obtain materials not available on site through the library’s Interlibrary Loan service.

The library houses:
• A Digital Learning Commons on the main floor with access to computers, printers/copiers/scanners, and other state-of-the-art technology
• Collaborative space in addition to quiet study areas throughout the two main floors
• Two computer labs on the lower level, which are available for student use when not being used for classes
• The Lightner Art Gallery, where exhibitions and shows are held each year displaying a variety of artwork

The library’s hours vary during the year so it is always a good idea to check their website or call the Circulation Desk at (315) 279-5632.

The JMW Recreation and Athletics Center, featuring a primary gymnasium, auxiliary gym, fitness center, and weight room. It serves both the physical education program and the recreational and intercollegiate sports interests of students, faculty, staff, and area residents. In 2020, the College will enter the prestigious Empire 8 Conference. 

The David Dahlstrom Student Center houses the Geiser Dining Commons, Commuter Student Lounge, the Esports arena, and the staff working throughout Student Affairs, with responsibilities such as student activities, housing and residential life, spiritual life, and more. Geiser Dining Commons hours can be found online at the Geiser. 

Keuka Commons is the home of the Health and Counseling Center, with contemporary, effective, and state-of-the-art space; the Division of Business and Management; the Wertman Office of Digital Education (WODE); the Center for Business Analytics & Health Informatics; the Division of Social Work; the Office of Human Resources; the campus bookstore; and the Wolf Den Café, which serves bistro fare and Starbucks coffees. Café hours can be found on the Wolf Den Café website. The first floor also houses a group exercise studio featuring hundreds of on-demand video workout offerings for individual students, clubs, or teams. 

The Commons also provides four state-of-the-art classroom spaces that include new technology the College’s faculty can use interactively during lecturing. In addition to student spaces, there are 45 new faculty and staff offices on the second floor, three conference rooms, and a suite dedicated to Community Relations, Conference Services, Career Development, and Field Period® programming. 

The College’s performing arts center, known affectionately as the Red Barn Theatre, provides a vibrant environment for theater and dance performances. Student theater productions are staged twice each year, and the Barn sometimes hosts visiting performing artists.

Ball Hall, namesake of Keuka College's founder and the oldest campus building, houses students on its upper floors and accommodates many of the College’s administrative offices on the ground and first floors. Offices for on-campus admissions, financial aid, the registrar, student accounts, College business, advancement, marketing and communications, and the Adult and Online Education (AOE) program are housed in this building, as well as The George and Frances Ball Foundation Executive Suite, home to the President and College administration.

Norton Chapel provides Keuka College with a beautiful, inspiring, spiritual, and reflective setting. This steep-roofed, vaulted-ceiling building houses a majestic pipe organ and the Stephanie Lynn Pierce Meditation Room. The Chapel is the scene of campus church services, ceremonies, and all-campus convocations.