CAMPUS LIFE

At Mercyhurst, students are the true architects of the Laker Life.

What happens outside the classroom depends largely on your passions, ideals and perspectives. But don’t worry: there’s no shortage of opportunity. Your campus experience will include traditions like Hurst Day and fun activities to help you thrive physically, intellectually and socially—not to mention the people and services in place to encourage your healthy and meaningful growth. Explore, get involved, be imaginative, make new friends and by all means, make yourself at home.

Get Involved

100+ student clubs and organizations
Free student tickets for most events
Meet Luke the Laker

Recognized Student Clubs and Organizations (RSCOs)

There’s a student group for every interest and room to start your own if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for.

Campus Traditions

There’s a student group for every interest and room to start your own if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for.

Arts and Culture

Creative and artistic expression are essential dimensions of life at Mercyhurst, whether you’re an artist, performer or audience member.

Religious and Spiritual Life

Campus Ministry welcomes students from all faith traditions and is dedicated to promoting spiritual growth and leadership in justice and service.


Living on Campus

Residence Life

Everywhere you go you’ll see the diversity of thought, backgrounds and interests among our students living on campus—and the living environments to encourage this.

Student Conduct

Mercyhurst expects everyone on campus to live by high behavioral standards and maintain accountability at all times.

Recreation and Fitness

Wellness is well done at the Hurst, with well-equipped facilities, a variety of classes and intramural opportunities to help you maintain your physical well-being.

Dining Options

From Grotto Commons to the Laker Inn, on campus you’ll find a nearly endless variety of fresh, nutritious options for every diet.


Student Support

Health Center

If you’re feeling sick, stop by the Cohen Student Health Center for primary care for ordinary illnesses and emergencies right on campus.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides free confidential, professional counseling, ready to address any number of concerns or issues that college students experience.

Police and Safety

Campus police maintain a safe learning environment for all Lakers, focusing on crime prevention and problem-solving through awareness and education.

Diverse Perspectives

With hospitality central to the Mercy Mission, we’re committed to building a community that resembles the world we seek to serve. And the strength of our campus community comes from the nearly limitless diversity of our student body. Multicultural Student Services offers resources and support to meet the needs of all students, with special emphasis on ethnicity, gender, and minority issues. Regardless of faith, ethnicity, cultural traditions, sexual and gender identities and socioeconomic backgrounds—you are welcome here!