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Slippery Rock University

107 Central Loop Suite 102
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 16057 USA

Slippery Rock University

107 Central Loop Suite 102
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 16057

2000Largest Group
60Meeting Rooms
2000Overnight Guests
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  • Slippery Rock University's Old Main BuildingSlippery Rock University's Old Main Building

  • Robert M. Smith Student Center Robert M. Smith Student Center

  • Advanced Technology and Science HallAdvanced Technology and Science Hall

  • Eisenberg Classroom Building Eisenberg Classroom Building

  • Residence Hall F Fire Pit and Patio Residence Hall F Fire Pit and Patio

  • Boozel Dining HallBoozel Dining Hall

  • Graduate School of Physical Therapy Graduate School of Physical Therapy

  • Russell L. Wright Alumni House Russell L. Wright Alumni House

  • Residence Hall Lounge Space Residence Hall Lounge Space

  • Advanced Technology and Science Hall Auditorium Advanced Technology and Science Hall Auditorium

  • Morrow Field House (Sport Complex) Morrow Field House (Sport Complex)

  • Aebersold Recreation Center Aebersold Recreation Center

  • Slippery Rock University Slippery Rock University

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Nestled on 610 arces bet between Routes I-80 and I-79, Slippery Rock University is an easily accessible to the metropolitatn cities of Pittsburgh, Erie or Cleveland. Amongst the rolling hills of Western PA, sits residential suites, numerous academic and athletic facilities and three dining hall options all with the ability to accommodate groups from as quant as 20 to more board of 2,000. The staff at Slippery Rock University daily strives to provide a safe, all-inclusive and scenic memory for your next conference, reunions, or summer camp! 

Check out the videos below! 
The first video provides a beautiful ariel view of the SRU campus showcasing the many facilities that make the Rock a solid foundation to build your next event on! (4:11 minutes)
The second video is a student led tour with some history and an in-depth look at each facility on the campus! (14:33 minutes)
Video:
Slippery Rock University-Aerial View:
Slippery Rock University-Virtual Tour:

 

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Youngstown, OH – 43 miles Pittsburgh, PA – 50 miles Indiana, PA – 63 miles Erie, PA – 80 miles Wheeling, WV - 103 miles Cleveland, OH – 112 miles Morgantown, WV – 119 miles
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Pittsburgh International Airport / 60
Parking Onsite:
Yes
Parking:
Free
Parking Rate:
0
Availability:
YEAR-ROUND: State-of-the-art technology equip conference rooms and meeting spaces are available in the Smith Student Center which is also home to Starbucks, the Slippery Rock University bookstore, and two dining centers, including Quaker Steak and Lube. The Student Center is also home to our largest ballroom space, movie theater, and 7 conference rooms ready with attentive technology and set-up staff to assist with all your conference needs. Additional meeting spaces are located in the Weisenfluh Dining Hall for a more intimate meeting sessions for groups of 100 or less people. SEASONAL: When summer is in full bloom at SRU, the outdoor athletic fields and indoor facilities become home to over 3,000 youth and adult campers. Outside of the academic school sessions, the on-campus air-conditioned residential suites house sports, academic, youth retreats, and adult conferences during the months of May - August. A wide variety of academic and athletic facilities are able to accommodate multiple groups simultaneously on-campus while Conference Services staff provides detailed service to each and every group. Full service catering and dining options, wide variety meeting spaces, and attentive staff are offered to both year-round and seasonal groups.
Room Type(s):
Residence Halls- suite style accommodations (double, single, quad occupancy)
Bath Type(s):
Private (1 bathroom per 2 beds)
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
2000
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
60
Largest Classroom Style:
750
Largest Theatre Style:
300
Number of Overnight Guests:
2000
Overnight Room Rate Per Person:
$50+
Largest Standing Reception:
600
Largest Seated Reception:
450
Rooftop Space Available:
No
Rooftop Capacity:
0
Technology:
State-of-the-art technology in our “smart” classrooms with trained student staff ready to assist, will help events run smoothly. Projectors and screens, microphones and podiums, document viewers, CD/DVD players, and laptop accommodations are all customary when reserving meeting spaces at SRU.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space:
Yes
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space Cost:
0
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms:
Yes
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms Cost:
0
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
Choose from a delightful assortment of catering packages that range from refreshing meeting snacks and beverages to amazing four-course formal dinners, or create your own culinary event to culminate a successful meeting. Our food service partner is dedicated to providing the highest quality; using only the finest ingredients, including local and organic meats and seasonal fruits and vegetables. Slippery Rock University offers dining options such as Boozel Dining Hall, Weisenfluh Dining Hall, Starbucks, Rocky's Grille, and Quaker Steak and Lube. Please visit the following website http://sru.avifoodweb.com/ for more information!
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Cultural Catering Available:
No
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Can Bring Own Alcohol:
Yes
Cannabis Industry Friendly:
No
Cannabis consumption permitted (outside):
No
Facility Day Rate:
$20 per person + meals (Day Camps)
Hourly Rental Rate:
$15-$100 per person
Offers Non-profit Rates:
Yes
Ropes Course / Team Building:
Yes
Special Rates and Packages:
Customized packages are available to build your ideal event, wedding, camp or conference! Pre-packaged rates are created as a standard price point. Email ConferenceServices@sru.edu for more information!
Rental Policies:
The University requires insurance certificates for general liability and workers’ compensation for hosted groups. In compliance with Commonwealth of Pennsylvania law, background checks are required for groups that include minors unaccompanied by their parent or guardian. A non-refundable advanced deposit is required to confirm arrangements.
Phone:
724-738-2027
Event Space Available:
January
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October
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Overnight Accommodations Available:
May
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July
August
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Family Reunion
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Party
Youth Retreat/Camp





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Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Advanced Technology and Science Hall Classrooms
  • Classrooms vary in size.
  • Seating ranging from long tables, pull out chairs, or tablet chairs/desks.
  • (7) available classrooms that can accommodate between 35 and 49 guests.
  • (1) Large auditoirum with state-of-the-art media equipment and small front stage that can accommodate approx. 330 theater style seating. 
  • Included in package pricing

McKay Education Building Auditorium
  • Large auditorium with projector and SMART Technology can seat up to 254 theater-style guests.
  • Included in package pricing

McKay Education Building Classrooms
  • (10) different classrooms styles varying in size to accommodate 30-50 guests.
  • AV technology included in all 
  • Located off close to Main Street in downtown Slippery Rock
  • Included in package pricing

Strain Behavioral Science Building Auditorium
  • Large auditorium with theater-style seating for 100 people
  • AV technology included
  • Included in package pricing

Patterson Hall Classrooms
  • (5) classrooms and a computer lab are available for use
  • Accommodations between 30 and 50 guests in theater-style seating
  • AV technology included 
  • Included in package pricing

Spotts World Culture Building Auditorium
  • Large auditorium with theater-style seating fof up to 100 guests
  • AV technology included (2 projector screens)
  • Included in package pricing 

Spotts World Culture Building Classrooms
  • Several traditional style classrooms with desk seating to accommodate between 40 and 45 guests in each
  • AV technology included
  • Included in package pricing 

Vincent Science Center Auditoriums
  • Newer auditorium can accomodate in tier table-top seating up to 104 guests
  • AV technology included (large projector screens)
  • Included in package pricing 

Vincent Science Center Classrooms
  • Classrooms vary from options with traditional desks, long tables and rolling chairs, or even a computer lab
  • Average accommodation of each classroom is 40 guests comfortably
  • AV technology included
  • Included in package pricing 

Eisenberg Classroom Building Classrooms
  • These classrooms feature 40 to 45 traditional desks
  • AV technology included
  • Included in package pricing 

Weisenfluh Dining Hall - Room 103
  • Meeting Room 103 can be set up for conference meetings with rounds and buffet stations
  • Banquet style this room can accommodate between 75 and 100 people, depending slightly on the setup design
  • Required on-site catering when room is reserved by Slippery Rock University's food vendor, AVI Food Systems
  • AV technology included
  • Included in package pricing - additional costs for catering

Weisenfluh Dining Hall - Room 104
  • Closed conference set up includes a white board and AV technology
  • Weisenfluh Room 104 can accommodate between 25 and 35 people
  • Required on-site catering when room is reserved, by Slippery Rock University's food vendor, AVI Food Systems
  • Included in package pricing - additional costs for catering

Smith Student Center Ballroom
  • Located in the Smith Student Center with scenic floor to ceiling window view of campus
  • Pre-function space located outside main entrance doors of ballroom (buffets, registrations, coffee stations)
  • Accommodations of 750 guests theater style / 288 guests banquet style
  • Adjustable air-walls can seperate the space into (3) breakout rooms 
  • AV Technology including large main screen with (2) smaller screens mid-way for easy viewing (included AV Tech Staff)
  • Additional fees will apply 

114' x 62'
Smith Student Center Theater
  • Multi-purpose theater accomodates 250 people in luxury theater seats at full extension
  • Retracked theater seats, banquet style the room can accommodate 80 guests 
  • Sound-proof room with surround sound technology
  • On-site AV tech staff 
  • Additional fees will apply

61'x38'
Smith Student Center Conference Rooms (Small)
  • (2) fully equiped meeting rooms can accommodate capacities between 20 -30 guests
  • AV and presentation technology
  • Portable furniture allow for a variety of setups (Closed Conference, Open Conference, theater style, banquet) 
  • Additional fees may apply

Smith Student Center Conference Rooms
  • (5) fully equiped conference rooms can accommodate capacities between 20 -70 guests
  • AV and presentation technology
  • Portable furniture allow for a variety of setups (Closed Conference, Open Conference, theater style, banquet)
  • Additional fees may apply 

Watson Hall Great Room
  • Located in Watson Residential Hall
  • Multi-purpose room can be accommodate a variety of set-ups (closed conference, open conference, theater-style, etc.)
  • AV technology, presentation equipment, and tables/chairs included
  • Included in package pricing 

Building F Greater Room
  • Located in Building F Residential Hall
  • Large multi-purpose room can accommodate a variety of set-ups (closed conference, open conference, theater-style, etc.)
  • AV technology, presentation equipment, and tables/chairs included
  • Included in package pricing 

Ski Lodge & Campground
  • Located on 6 plus acres of green space next to the SRU Campground and Leadership Development Center 
  • Campground is comprised of 18 sites and offers both electrical (10) and non electric campsites. Most sites have a picnic table and fire ring
  • Features a rustic indoor design with indoor fireplace and wooden tables/benches
  • Outdoor firepit and grills included (wood not included)
  • Shower and restroomm facilities are available inside the lodge
  • First use included in package pricing. Second or more use additional fees will apply

Swope Music Hall Recital Hall
  • Located in the Swope Music Building
  • Recital Hall Auditorium with a stage
  • Additional classrooms can be reserved for sectionals 
  • AV technology included 
  • Included in package pricing

Swope Music Hall Band Room
  • Located in Swope Music Building
  • Band room offers plenty of space and great acoustics
  • Chairs & music stands included 
  • Coordinated with assistance through SRU Music Band Director
  • Included in package pricing

Swope Music Hall Breakout Music Rooms
  • Small music classrooms offer practice space for sectionals
  • Pianos, keyboards, and other technology may be available for use
  • Coordinated assistance through SRU Music Band Director
  • Included in package pricing 

Swope Music Hall Choir Rooms
  • Spacious choir rooms offer practice space for music performances
  • Coordinated assistance with SRU Music Band Director 
  • Piano, keyboards and other instruments may be available for use
  • Included in package pricing

Morrow Fieldhouse GrassTex
  • Indoor multi-purpose area with rubber sport-court playing surface
  • Largest indoor athletic practice space with no obstructing equipment
  • Indoor track located around outside of space 
  • Used as rain location for outdoor space when available 
  • Included in package pricing 

Morrow Fieldhouse Wrestling Area
  • Located behing bleachers in to the arena
  • Enclosed space with wooden floor surface
  • Rubber mats & other sport equipment available for use 
  • Included in package pricing

Morrow Fieldhouse Dance Studio
  • State-of-the-art dance studio
  • Mirror lined walls and easy dance surface floors 
  • Included in package pricing 

Morrow Fieldhouse Pool
  • Regulation Olympic sized swimming pool
  • Located inside Morrow Fieldhouse
  • Provided Lifeguards must be present for each swim session
  • Included in package pricing 

Morrow Fieldhouse - Room 119
  • Exclusive to groups with reserved space in Morrow Fieldhouse
  • Great for coaches meetings and group discussions 
  • AV technology computer desks included
  • Included in package pricing

Old Thompson Field & Track
  • Located in front of the Morrow Fieldhouse 
  • Field lined to specific sport dimensions (HS band, soccer, lacrosse, etc.) 
  • Outdoor concrete track surrounding the field as well as limited outdoor fitness sessions equipment 
  • Close proximity to indoor restroom locations 
  • First Aid staff and water/ice available 
  • Included in package pricing 

Mihalik-Thompson Stadium Complex
  • Opened in 1974 and over the past 10 years has seen massive upgrades to make it one of the best facilities in western Pennsylvania. 
  • The most recent renovation to the field as of 2012 was replacing old turf with new synthetic field surface called GameDay Grass 3D, was installed by Astroturf.
  • Rubberized track surface surrounds outside of field 
  • Locker rooms/restrooms availble for use
  • First Aid staff and water/ice available if desired 
  • Stadium lights available if desired (additional fees may apply for extended use)
  • Additional fees may apply if scheduled for scheduled use 

Scarnati Marching Band Field
  • Outdoor grass field is designated for marching band/football groups
  • Fields lined to specific sport dimensions (HS football, soccer, lacrosse etc.)
  • Marching Band permit scaffolding available on-field
  • First Aid staff and water/ice available if desired 
  • Included in package pricing 

Morrow Fieldhouse Arena
  • Located behind Old Thomspon grass field and track
  • Wooden floor gymnasium with adjustable two-sided bleacher seating capabilities
  • Equipment available for volleyball and basketball style courts (with scoreboards)
  • Rubber mats and other sport equipment available for use 
  • Included in package pricing

Outdoor Athletic Fields
  • Several outdoor grass athletic fields
  • Field lined to specific sport dimensions (HS football, soccer, lacrosse, etc.)
  • First Aid staff and water/ice available
  • Included in package pricing

Eisenberg Classroom Building Auditorium
  • Newly remolded auditorium 
  • AV technology and large projector sreens 
  • Theater-style seating can accommodate up to 93 guests 
  • Included in package pricing 

Alumni House
  • Offer historic breakout rooms with upscale furniture
  • Vareity of setup configurations and guest accommodations
  • Caperated floors and comfortable seatin
  • Designated parking lot for guests 
  • Coordinated by Alumni House staff 
  • Pricing to be determined by Alumni House staff

Advanced Technology and Science Hall Auditorium
  • State-of-the-art media equiped auditorium
  • Small lobby area great for coffee station 
  • Theater-style seating can accommodate up to 330 guests 
  • Small front stage and podium available for presentation
  • Limited tables/chairs are available
  • AV technology and tech staff included
  • Included in package pricing

Boozel Dining Hall
  • Located next to the Smith Student Center
  • Main dining facility for campers, conference guests (with dining hall package), and students 
  • Buffet style meals offered a-la-carte style including homestyle, salad, pizza, pasta, burger, sandwich and dessert stations 
  • Meal tickets are available for purchase at a per person rate 
  • Meal times vary between academic and summer months 
  • Included in summer camp overnight packages and can be included on day camp packages 

Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott 75 Hotel Private yes
Summer Housing Residence Halls Private yes
Building A 366 Residence Halls Private yes
Building B 346 Residence Halls Private yes
Building D 342 Residence Halls Private yes
Building E 374 Residence Halls Private yes
Building F 368 Residence Halls Private yes
North Hall 308 Residence Halls Communal yes
Rhoads Hall 212 Residence Halls Communal yes
Watson Hall 326 Residence Halls Private yes

Catering

  • Catering Services
    Choose from a delightful assortment of catering packages that range from  refreshing meeting snacks and beverages to amazing four-course formal dinners, or create your own culinary event to culminate a successful meeting. Our food service partner, AVI, is dedicated to providing the highest quality; using only the finest quality ingredients, including local and organic meats and seasonal fruits and vegetables. Our catering menu varies from breakfast options big and small, to pizza, calzones, or subs for lunch, as well as wings, chips, sandwich or wrap buffets, and boxed lunches. It also provides a wide assortment of specialty dinners and decadent desserts. Slippery Rock University also has various venues of dining including Boozel Dining Hall, Weisenfluh Dining Hall, Rocky's, Starbucks, and Quaker Steak and Lube.

    For more information about AVI dining services at Slippery Rock University please check out their website below. 
     https://www.aviserves.com/sru/index.html 

    Check out more about SRU's catering services! 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6iQMB-vml0&index=5&list=PLxYvX8_hOrbCrbB-AcXizcMLaAcRtH62o

Dining

  • Boozel Dining Hall
    Open year-round
    Serves a variety of freshly baked cooked dished in buffet-style format 
    Voted one of the best college dining halls by Food Management Magazine
    A-la-carte all you can eat menu always featuring in-made bakery items, pizza and pasta station, salad and sandwiches, and burger station
  • Weisenfluh Dining Hall
    (4) featured different restaurants; Horizons, The Met, Umami, and Elia.
    Horizons offers fresh whole wheat tortillas, quesadillas, rice bowls, salads and nachos. Diners can customize their orders by choosing their favorite meat and adding a variety of toppings.
    The Met offers signature house made beef, veggie, turkey or local bison burgers with gourmet toppings served with a variety of healthier fast food sides like freshly baked sweet potato fries and potato fries. Our bison burgers are from Forbes farm, located in New Castle, PA.
    Umami will serve a variety of made to order chinese rice bowls, as well as fresh sushi.
    Elia features healthy and delicious Mediterranean specialties, as well as breakfast sandwiches, fresh pastries and a full menu of specialty coffees. Recently, Kalidacone gelato milkshakes have been added to the menu.
  • Rocky's
    Featured Bolder Subs, Wrapped, Fresh Fare, Agave and Piazza options.
    Bolder Subs, diners can enjoy hot or cold made to order subs made on our fresh baked house made bread. They can choose from a variety of fresh breads and toppings.
    At Wrapped, you can get your wrap fix! This eatery offers flavor-filled, made to order wraps and salads. Try our most popular wrap, Buffalo Chicken with grilled chicken or chicken tenders. Fresh Fare is also available, which include a full line of fresh grab 'n' go gourmet sandwiches, salads, desserts, subs wraps and sides - made fresh daily by our AVI Fresh team.
    Piazza features hand tossed pizzas that will satisfy your appetite, filled with your favorite toppings on a thick or thin crust. Piazza also offers specialty baked pasta.
    At Agave find classic favorites and modern adaptations of a fresh culinary heritage that has made “south-of-the-border” meals a favorite among our customers. Enjoy soft tacos, taco combo platters, burritos, burrito bowls and quesadillas served with fresh and flavorful salsas.
  • Quaker Steak & Lube
    Located on the second floor of the Robert M. Smith Student Center.
    Eat-in or take out
    All  the Quaker Steak & Lube favorites including jumbo, breaded and boneless wings!
    Like them on facebook at Quaker Steak and Lube- Slippery Rock, PA for up to date promotions and events.
  • Starbucks
    Slippery Rock University Starbucks has all of your favorite coffee, smoothies, refreshers, pastries and much more!
  • Flatz
    Flatz Express is conveniently located in Watson Residence Hall. Enjoy hot breakfast sandwiches, specialty coffees, bottled beverages, salads or gourmet sandwiches.
  • T&b Naturally
    Located in Bailey library T&B Naturally serves 100% Certified Organic Coffee. Try our delicious organic pastries, smoothies, specialty coffee drinks, bagel sandwiches, gourmet spreads or Naked Juice.
  • Campus Grill
    Located outside of North Hall, students can enjoy gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, soup, salad, fresh cut fries and many more exciting options.

Services

ServiceDescription
Leadership Development Center
  • Professional Development services provides a progressive approach to advance personal and organizational success through workshops and customized training through the use of high and low ropes courses.
  • The LDC develops specialized customized experiential trainings that benefits your organization through activities and workshops to enrich groups and teamwork as well as provide professional development for groups of 50 or less.
  • The LDC offers an opportunity for all SRU staff and faculty to invest in themselves and their departments! They offer a variety of workshops from technology, interpersonal/management/soft skills and wellness taught by experts in our university community. We can customize any workshop you may need. 
Please visit this link to learn more about the Leadership Development Center: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu3Hfzsalr8

Conference Services
  • The Office of Conference Services is dedicated to ensuring that your planning process is efficient and effortless from the very beginning of the contract process all the way through the final invoice. 
  • During your event, you will be assigned a Conference Services representative to anticipant your every needs as a one-of-kind guests to our campus. Conference Services staff strives to make SRU campus' a home away from home during your stay with us on campus.
  • Trained student staff are also available throughout your schedule to assist with technology issues, first aid services, tour guides, check-in/check-out, and general support. 

Slippery Rock University Police
  • The Slippery Rock University Police Department provides law enforcement, security services, and police escort services on the Slippery Rock University campus.
  • Uniformed officers regularly patrol the SRU campus and are available 24hours a day, 7 days a week. 
  • Phone: 724.738.3333 or x3333 from campus phones.


Bailey Library
  • Bailey Library supports the mission of Slippery Rock University by developing collections and services that make the Library integral to the learning process, both within and beyond the classroom.
  • Bailey Library is composed of three levels and a basement, includes a computer labs, reading rooms, a coffee shop, the Writing Center, Technology Learning Center, IMC, and the math emporium.
  • The building also contains approximatley 300 computers. Currently, the library subscribes to approximatley 76,000 online journals, magazines, and newspapers and other electronic resources. The library collection currently includes over 400,000 books.   

Aebersold Student Recreation Center (ARC)
  • 82,000 square-foot, state of the art controlled access recreation facility used for a variety of recreational programs including informal recreation and intramural sports.
  • (4) Reservable courts, fitness center, swimming pool and Rock Wall are all featured to guests that present their SRU ID or ARC Membership card to gain access.
  • Summer camps & conferences are offered a lower daily rate for access as well are able to reserve dedicated space for group activities
  • Free Open Swim sessions are offered to athletic sports camps hosted on SRU campus' during the summer months (May - August)

Happy Bus
  • The "Happy Bus" is the main source of transportation around the campus here at Slippery Rock University.
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30am - 9:00pm and Friday 7:30-4:30pm.

Technology

TypeDescription
Technology
  • State-of-the-art technology in our new, “smart” classrooms at Slippery Rock University will helps events run as smoothly as possible.
  • Conference Service department offers support staff by assigning a Conference Services representative to each group.
  • Projectors and screens, CD/DVD Players, computer stations, Microsoft Office access, Internet access, free Wi-Fi, microphones, speakers and other audio equipment. 
  • Easily accommodated events include: concerts, performances, speeches, meetings, presentations, conferences, talent shows, classes, and much, much more.

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
The Old Stone House The Old Stone House is a historic inn and museum of rural life located in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1822 by John Brown as a stagecoach stop and tavern to accommodate business from the newly-constructed Pittsburgh to Erie Pike, a busy highway that carried traffic northward from the forks of the Ohio River. During its long history, the Stone House also served as a local post office and was used as a muster point during the Civil War. By the 1870s, the growth of the railroads meant the house was no longer needed as a stopping place for highway travelers. Consequently, the structure was rented as a family farmstead. Tenants still accepted occasional travelers for the night, and on Sunday, served chicken dinners to guests. Finally, in 1963 the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, hoping to attract visitors to the northern side of Moraine State Park, undertook the task of restoring the historic building. When the project was finished, the house was furnished with artifacts donated by local citizens. The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy turned over the restored structure to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) which operated the site as a museum for 20 years. In the early 1980s, when the nationwide recession hit the tourist industry, the PHMC decided to sell the Stone House. Eventually, the PHMC approached SRU with a proposal to enhance the university’s administration over the site. SRU President G. Warren Smith recognized the potential of the property for furthering the educational mission of the university, and in 1999 SRU took over ownership of the site. Today the Old Stone House museum is managed by faculty and students from the university’s History department.

Cooper's Lake Campground Cooper's Lake Camground includes a beautiful 10 acre lake, wooded areas and mowed fields. Each guest can designate their own parking, camping and activity areas. They offer over 100 electric and water sites, 50 of which are full hook-up to accommodate all types of campers. Water posts are accessible throughout a majority of our area as well. The campground store sells camping supplies, comfort items, wood, propane, ice, food, drinks, candy, ice cream and more. There is also a laundromat with coin operated washers and dryers. Avoid the elements by renting the big barn, picnic pavilion or small barn.

Area Restaurants & Food A list of area restaurants and other places to eat from the Slippery Rock University website. The list includes places such as Coney Island, Ginger Hill Tavern, North Country Brewery, Red Rock Falls, Caffaro’s Pizza, En Lai Chinese Buffet, Camelot, Compadres, Primanti’s, and Eat N Park.

Clearview Mall The Clearview Mall is located in Butler, PA only about 20-25 minutes away from Slippery Rock University. It features several restaurants and stores that can fulfill a variety of needs. Head to the mall for a fun get-away with your family or group!

Playthings Etc. Toy Store At Playthings Etc. you will find toys and hobbies for all ages. Located in Butler, PA and only one hour North of Pittsburgh, this stealth bomber shaped store is filled with all of the coolest, most unique and fun toys you will ever find! From classic toys to futuristic toys, from toddler toys to science kits, from hobby products to educational toys, there are toys for everyone. Inside you will experience a space-age atmosphere where you can try many of the toys. Employees also do demonstrations of items such as R/C Cars, Unicycles, Rockets, Pogo Sticks, Magic and more! With over 3,000 toys to choose from, and new toys always arriving, you will find something for everyone. It is more than just a store…It is a FUN experience for the whole family. You have to see it to believe it!

Grove City Prime Outlets Located just seven miles from campus and offering tax-free clothes shopping and many options for delicious dining.

McConnells Mill State Park McConnells Mill State Park encompasses 2,546 acres of the spectacular Slippery Rock Creek Gorge. Created by the draining of glacial lakes thousands of years ago, the gorge has steep sides and the valley floor is littered with huge boulders and is a national landmark.

Moraine State Park The gently rolling hills, lush forests and sparkling waters disguise a land that has endured the effects of continental glaciers and massive mineral extraction. Each year over one million people visit the 16,725-acre park, yet never realize that many people helped restore the park from prior coal mining and oil and gas drilling practices. Today, the park is an outstanding example of environmental engineering achievement.

Testimonials

  • "Having our wedding at the Smith Student Center was a truly wonderful experience. Both the Student Center and AVI Fresh catering were friendly, flexible, accomodating and knowledgeable about everything from the ceremony, to the rain location, to the reception. Throughout the process, I felt so confident knowing that the event was in their hands. On our wedding day, everything went just as we hoped. Having staff members on sire during the event was especially helpful. We recieved endless compliments on our beautiful venue choice and I would recommend it to anyone."
    - Erin and Dan

  • "There is no possible way that Ryan and I could thank you for all you did to make our wedding vision come to life. You went above and beyond in the best possible way. We are so grateful to you and your staff." 
    - Stephanie and Ryan

  • " I cannot even begin to tell you how amazing the team was. Thank you so much for taking care of all of our crazy requests and "mom" concerns. My sister and brother-in-law's special day was that much better. We couldn't have asked for a better team of people to help! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"
    - Jenny, the matron of honor

  • "We can't thank you enough for all your time and hard work that you put into making our wedding experience at SRU amazing. From the first planning meeting, up to the end of our reception, everything was more than we ever could have asked for. It was truly the best day of our lives. Thank you for everything you and your team did for us! We got so many compliments from our guests."
    - Tracy and Michael