Moravian traces its origin to a girls' school founded in May 1742 by sixteen-year-old Countess Benigna von Zinzendorf. In 1954, after two centuries of separate development and growth, the women's and the men's institutions were combined, thus resulting the Moravian College.
Moravian College’s liberal arts education prepares each individual for a reflective life, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change.
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The Academic & Accessibility Support Center is committed to providing services to help students achieve academic success. The Center supplements the classroom experience with individual and group assistance from professional staff and peer tutors, who help students develop specific strategies for learning, time management, test preparation, test-taking and other skills required for success in the college classroom.
More than 65% of undergraduate students live on-campus. Full-time undergraduate students are guaranteed housing on campus for four years. The residence hall environment provides students with opportunities to learn from one another as well as about themselves. Living in a residence hall helps students realize the effect of their actions on those around them, develop sensitivity, and enhance skills in interpersonal relationships.
Reeves Library contains a collection of more than 256,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 1,200 periodical titles. It provides study space for more than 400 students, including study tables, individual carrels, group study areas, lounge seating, video- and DVD-viewing rooms, and research PCs.
The library’s website includes access to all its online services and to Moravian’s online catalog, as well as links to the online catalogs of all other LVAIC institutions. Students may access databases from off campus by entering the bar code from their library card, or they may call the reference desk for assistance.
The Moravian College Health Center is managed by St Luke’s Hospital through the St. Luke’s Hospital Occupational Health Program and provides a variety of services during the fall and spring terms. A division of Student Affairs, the unit provides health and wellness Care to the college community through diagnosis and treatment, education, and response to the needs and interests of the students.
Moravian College has two beautiful, well-maintained campuses. The Main Street campus is within eight blocks, located in a residential area; the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus on Church Street is in the center of Bethlehem's historic district. Campus transportation is provided to allow students to commute easily between campuses.
Moravian College unveiled its new state-of-the-art fitness center, to rave reviews. At 10,000 square feet, it offers plenty of room for students, faculty and staff to work out on gleaming new cardio equipment and weight machines. Built as an addition on the front of the Breidegam Field House, the center overlooks the HUB quad and, on the interior, windows offer a view down into the ARC.
Greek Life has been a tradition at Moravian College for close to 100 years. Approximately 20% of Moravian students are members of one of the College’s four national sororities, three national fraternities, or one local fraternity. Prospective students, current students, and families are encouraged to consider how they can be a part of Moravian’s Greek community.
Moravian College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on High Education and approved for professional preparation by the American Chemical Society, the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the National Association of Schools of Music.