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.

Getting Involved


100+ student clubs and organizations


Free student tickets for most events


Meet Luke the Laker

Clubs and Organizations 

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.

Luke the Laker

Learn more about our mascot, Luke the Laker, who was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, but managed to make it all the way to Mercyhurst!

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.

Diverse Perspectives

Regardless of faith, ethnicity, cultural tradition, identity, or socioeconomic background — you are welcome here!

Campus Living

three freshman residence halls
90 percent on campus students
six on-campus dining options

Campus Housing

To foster a stellar academic environment, we make our students feel like Hurst is Home, complete with snug living environments.

Recreation and Fitness

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

Dining Options

From Grotto Commons to The Roost, 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 counseling, ready to address any concerns that college students experience.

Police and Safety

Campus police maintain a safe learning environment, focusing on crime prevention through awareness and education.