Jean & Jerry L. Beasley Student Center
Welcome to Concord University! There’s no better way to get to know Concord University than a campus visit. If you can’t come to campus now, then take the virtual tour with us!
Before we get started, let me explain the many ways you can explore our beautiful campus! <p> •You can jump to the next stop by clicking on the "Next" button on the right of your screen. <p> •If you already know where you want to go, you can select any location by using the list on the left. <p> •Lastly, remember that you can always explore any particular location in more detail by clicking the supplemental and interactive icons.<p>
You are at the Beasley Student Center which is the heart of campus life. Students gather here to get a cup of coffee at Starbucks, or visit the campus Bookstore for some Concord swag, play pool in the game room, or to attend the Open Mic Night or for the comedian or musical entertainment on stage. AND, we offer daily tours of the campus at your convenience! <p>
Located in the heart of Appalachia, there are plenty of outdoor activities close by like skiing, snow tubing, camping, hiking, rafting, rock climbing, biking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, ATV trails, and more with several state parks and lakes just a short drive from campus. And in the nearby town of Pipestem you can watch your favorite movies at one of the last operational Drive-In Theaters in the country! You can check out a hammock from the Student Center and relax among the many pine trees on campus, or check out our intramural schedule. Our campus is surrounded with numerous, exciting outdoor activities! We encourage you to get involved— You'll make lifelong friends at Concord!
J. Franklin Marsh Library
Concord University's Marsh Library opened in 1941 and is certainly not the average college library. Our library houses a student-run television station (WMLN, Channel 22), a student-run Radio Station (WVCU at 97.7FM) and a state-of-the-art DNA lab! The Library has a vast movie collection available for checkout and a dedicated Children's Literature room. Various artwork is displayed throughout the building while a special West Virginia room houses state themed fiction and nonfiction as well as West Virginia authors.
Marsh library is a member of the Mountain Library Network made up of 33 library systems that provide access to more than 1,000,000 items.
Alexander Fine Arts Center
The Alexander Fine Arts Center is host to various cultural and entertainment events as well as housing the Theatre, Music, Art and Mass Communications Departments. The Center offers a variety of short films and plays, musical concerts, guest speakers, recitals, art shows, and several academic competitions such as the WV Geographic Bee. There is also an art gallery where you can view student art shows, attend student and faculty recitals and participate in special academic events. So, if you want to sing in the choir, play in a band or star in a theater production — Concord is the place for you!
Affectionally known as "the valley" just behind the student center, is an area where students gather for picnics, have sand volleyball games, the Homecoming bonfire, pep rallies, picnics, outdoor concerts and such. It's like Mother Nature's amphitheater!!! In the winter months students also use the fantastic hill for sleigh (uhh, cafeteria tray) riding in the West Virginia snows!
At Concord, we work hard to make sure you can get the most out of your college experience. Staying in the residence halls at Concord allows our students to connect outside of the classroom and form life-long friendships. Our student organizations get our students involved and make the most of their time here. The Housing Office staff is ready and willing to assist you any time!