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Campus and Facilities

The Elgin Campus

The 90-acre campus is wooded, rolling terrain with expansive lawns. Tyler Creek winds through the campus, forms a picturesque pond near midpoint and empties into the Fox River at the east side.

Housing is provided in three dorms with suites of rooms - Ohio Hall, Wilson Hall, and the Lindner Tower; a fourth, Volkman Hall, contains apartments with limited cooking facilities. Up to four students share each apartment.

Barton House, initially the President's home and later converted to offices, now houses the Center for Enrollment Services and the Department of Marketing and Communications.

Classrooms are distributed throughout the campus in the Harm A. Weber Academic Center, the Alice and Edward Thompson Fine Arts Center, the Center for Science and Mathematics, the Lindner Fitness Center, Creekside South, the lower level of the Herrick Chapel and the Lindner Tower

The Lindner Tower houses the Registrar’s Office, the Student Success Center, the Center for Adult Professional Studies, student housing, and faculty offices for the following departments: Biblical and Theological Studies; Business; Christian Ministries; English; Film and Digital Media; History and Intercultural Studies; Psychology and Sociology and Worship Arts. Services for traditional and non-traditional students include registration, three computer labs, the Riverside Cafe and lounging areas.

The Lindner Fitness Center contains the Exercise and Sport Science Department, athletic offices, classrooms, an indoor track, a nautilus fitness center and courts for volleyball, basketball, racquetball and wallyball. Along the riverfront are the athletic fields and lighted tennis courts.

The Harm A.Weber Administration Building is the oldest structure, dating from 1933. It houses the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost and Advancement. The centrally located Lindner Commons contain dining facilities, a student lounge,a bookstore, Student Development offices and postal services.

The Benjamin P. Browne Library

The Benjamin P. Browne Library, named for the founding president of Judson University, is located in the new Harm A. Weber Academic Center. The library contains 115,000 volumes (30,000 in micro-form), 9,000 musical scores, 11,000 recordings and current subscriptions to 250 print journals, periodicals and newspapers.

Special collections include the Stuart Ryder Gertrude Stein Collection, the Donald G. Peterson Collection of Baptist History and Missions, the Charles and Gail Dover Collection of Children's and Young Adult Literature, the Edmonson Collection of Contemporary Christian Music recordings (one of the largest in the country), the Schofield Music Collection of scores, and two collections on microfiche: the Library of American Civilization and the Library of English Literature.

Judson is one of over 75 libraries included in I-Share, an online catalog of the holdings of all state universities and many private colleges and universities in Illinois. The library also belongs to LIBRAS, a consortium of private liberal arts college libraries in the Chicago area. Judson students can request materials from inter-library loans from I-Share libraries, and through OCLC, a computer network with over 100 million titles in libraries worldwide.

The library provides access to an array of online electronic resources, including journal indexes, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and some 40,000 journals in full-text format. Judson students and faculty can access these resources both on-and off-campus, through use of their Judson University ID number. Resources are provided in all subject areas, though the specific resources provided may vary somewhat from year to year.

The Benjamin P. Browne Library provides computers for student use around the light well of the second and third levels. In addition, the computer classroom contains 30 computers that are available for student use when not being used for a class.

Other services include meeting rooms on the second and third levels, a music listening room, two photocopiers (10 cents per page), and fax service (1.00 to fax within the U.S.). The librarians and library staff are available to help with research.  Librarians give instruction in research methods to classes and to individuals.

The Student Success Center

The Student Success Center provides the Judson University community with comprehensive academic assistance that supports the educational mission of the university.


  • To allow students on academic probation/warning the opportunity to achieve academic success.
  • To build the confidence of college students who need academic encouragement.
  • To provide students with academic support during their years at Judson University.
  • To prepare participants with adequate study skills early in their academic career.
  • To be an academic liaison in the adjustment to college life at Judson University.

Several resources are available to assist students in achieving academic success:

  • Writing assistance (meet with a student tutor to work on papers.)
  • Workshops and individual appointments for improving study skills and time management.
  • Tutorial assistance
  • ADA support and compliance
  • Test proctoring services

The Student Success Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Lindner Tower, towards the back. Email us at

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