Many of the facilities at Penn State Wilkes-Barre are available for business meetings, seminars, training classes, athletic events, or wedding photos. Facility Usage Fees will be charged to all for-profit operations and the general public, and are charged on an hourly or daily basis. Fees may be waived by the Chancellor for non-profit organizations, community organizations and parties affiliated with Penn State Wilkes-Barre, or for other reasons considered fair and appropriate.
Following is a list of facilities available for rental. Most are equipped with a technology podium, which includes a computer with Internet access; a DVD player; a connection for a laptop computer; and an LCD projector that can project any of the above. Depending upon location, other equipment may be available. Visit the Classroom Information page for details, including images and available technology.
Call Vinelle Johnson at 570‑675‑9244 for further information on renting a facility. Exception: call 570-675-9259 for information regarding renting the gymnasium.
Please note: In the event of a cancellation, the the full fee will be charged. However, when two weeks prior notice is given, the fee may be waived.
Abram Nesbitt, III Academic Commons
Barry Auditorium (AC-103): Lecture hall seats 104 students. Equipped with a technology podium.
Polycom (AC-109): Video conferencing classroom with seating for 50 students. Equipped with a technology podium and Polycom equipment.
Classrooms: Classrooms in a variety of sizes are available, including AC-107, AC-108, and AC-110. Each is equipped with a technology podium.
Hayfield House was built as a summer home by the Conyngham family during the Great Depression at a cost of over $1 million. The entire three-story mansion is beautifully ornate, with decorative wood carvings and rare architectural antique objects imported from Europe. (For example, the sliding stained-glass windows in the former library originally shone in the Tuileries Palace in Paris.) Many of the rooms in Hayfield House have walls that are covered with hand-painted scenery and other decorations.
Room 105: This was the original main living room in Hayfield House. The marble fireplace, which is several hundred years old, was taken out of a palace in Europe. A copy of the fireplace also adorns the other end of this magnificent room, which can be used for weddings, showers, holiday parties, meetings, conferences, training sessions, or other events.
Room 107: This was the original family dining room. The coats of arms over the doorway depict the history of the Conyngham and Robinson families. Today, this room is used for special occasions and can seat approximately 50 people depending upon the use and set up. This room is 25' x 30'.
Room 108. This was the Conyngham’s Chinese breakfast room; it still boasts the original ornate hand-painted walls. This room is also used for special occasions and is adjacent to H-107. Rooms 107 and 108 can be rented simultaneously. This room is 22' x 22'.
Floating Staircase: This architecturally unique staircase is called “floating” because it is supported only from the ceiling and the floor. This makes a beautiful setting for wedding party and family photos.
Bierly Auditorium (S-101): Lecture hall seats 252. Equipped with a technology podium.
Computer Lab (S-1): 30 computer stations for students and a technology podium.
Polycom (S-2): Video conferencing classroom with seating for 24 students. Equipped with a technology podium and Polycom hardware.
Classrooms: General-use classrooms are also available, including S‑105 and S‑106, each of which are equipped with a technology podium.
Bell Center for Technology
Fortinsky Auditorium (T-101): Lecture hall seats 125, plus 4 ADA seats. Equipped with a technology podium.
T-14: A small, tiered lecture room. Seats 78. Equipped with a technology podium.
Computer Labs: Three computer labs are available, including T-20 (30 computers); T-23 (30 computers); and T-112 (16 computers). Each is equipped with a technology podium.
Polycom (T-23): Computer Lab T-23 is also a video conferencing classroom. Equipped with a technology podium and Polycom hardware.
Classrooms: A variety of classrooms are available, including T-17, T-18, T-19, and T-24, each equipped with a technology podium.
The Student Commons is the center of student life. A dining center, activities area, game room, and lounge are here to provide for students a friendly, casual atmosphere for conversation and relaxation. The Campus Bookstore, the Student Activities Office, the Student Government Association Office, and offices for student organizations and clubs are all located in the Commons.
The Hickory Court Café: The campus cafeteria.
The Hemlock Room: Small meeting room adjacent to cafeteria.
Athletic & Recreation Building
The Athletic & Recreation Building (ARB) is a hub of activity on campus. Students and the public can utilize the weight room, basketball court, and racquetball courts. The Athletic Director’s office is located here.
The Gymnasium in the Athletic & Recreation Building is available for tournaments and other events.
Classrooms: Classrooms are also available in the Athletic & Recreation Building, including ARB‑101 and ARB‑102. Each is equipped with a technology podium.
Outdoor Athletics Facilities
The various campus outdoor facilities can be rented for a wide array of uses. The facilities include:
- Soccer fields
- Tennis courts
- Volleyball court
- Open areas
In addition to the interior of Hayfield House, popular backdrops for wedding photos include the Rave Family Pond, the Fran Brown Gazebo, and the exterior grounds surrounding Hayfield House.