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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, serves as the center for enrollment services, financial aid and student accounts.

Classrooms are distributed throughout the campus, including the first floor of Volkman Hall, the lower levels of Herrick chapel, the fine arts building, science building, the Lindner fitness center, Creekside South, Harm A. Weber Academic Center and the Lindner Tower. The Lindner Tower houses the Business Division, the Division of Adult and Continuing Education, the Christian Religion & Philosophy and Ministry Division, the Communication Arts Division, the Social Science Division, Registrar’s office, and student housing. Services for regular and non-traditional students include a lounge; hot and cold food dispensing; registration, academic and career services; and a computer lab.

The Harm A. Weber Administration Building is the oldest structure, dating to 1933. It houses the offices of the president, advancement, academic affairs and business affairs. The centrally located Lindner Commons contains dining facilities, a student lounge, bookstore, postal service, and offices for student government, student services, Christian ministries, the retention office and the Career Center.

The Fitness Center contains the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, athletic offices; courts for volleyball, basketball, racquetball and wallyball; an indoor track; a nautilus fitness center; and classrooms.

Along the riverfront are the athletic fields and lighted tennis courts.

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 microform), 9,000 musical scores, 11,000 recordings and current subscriptions to 350 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 interlibrary 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 University Academic and Career Services (UACC)

The Academic Learning 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
  • Review sessions for the CAAP exam
  • ADA Support and Compliance
  • Test Proctoring Services

The center is located in 326 Lindner Tower (2nd floor, towards the back) Email us at

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