Students on Hurst is Home lawn chair

Campus Life

Love your Laker Life!

Getting involved is about more than finding a way to get out of your room — it’s about having fun, meeting new friends, exploring your interests, and growing into our community. With student clubs, campus traditions, multicultural celebrations and organizations, there's no shortage of opportunity to leave your mark at Mercyhurst.

Discover Campus Life
    Students Smiling

    Explore your interests, step outside your comfort zone, make new friends, and become an active member of our campus community!

    Hockey Team Posing

    Get in the Laker Spirit by cheering on our 26 NCAA athletic teams, who compete in both Division I and Division II conferences.

    Luke The Laker in front of student housing

     Our residence halls are built to support students transitioning to university life. It won’t be long until you feel that Hurst is Home!

    Dining Service Team Celebrate Christmas

    From Grotto Commons to The Roost to 501 Grille, you’ll find a nearly endless variety of fresh, nutritious food options for every diet.


    Students Play Fighting with large pillows

     From our beginnings in 1926 to the dynamic campus life we embrace today, one thing remains the same: Lakers love to have fun!

    Rec Center Overview

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

    Students on the Pavilion

     In addition to supporting students from around the world, our campus services help with students' cultural, social, and personal needs.

    Student on track field

    Intramural sports are open to all students, regardless of skill level. Join the fun with games in flag football, kickball, dodgeball, and more!

    Luke The Laker cheering

     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!

    Student in Play

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

    Campus Ministry group

    Our religious services welcome students from all faith traditions and are dedicated to promoting spiritual growth and leadership.

    Students participating in study abroad program

    Supplement your academic and campus life experiences with world travels! Experience new perspectives and cultures around the globe.

    School Mascot at 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 Services Team

     The Counseling Center provides free, confidential counseling, ready to address any concerns that college students experience.

    Police & Safety Department

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