Michael and Tina MacDowell Hall
Misericordia University today enjoys high enrollment for both traditional and non-traditional students. Our record enrollments over the last several years have created a pressing need for additional classroom and residential space. The increase in the quantity and quality of students has also raised their expectations.
Misericordia was, and currently is, operating at over full residential capacity. The decision to construct a new residence hall has helped address these concerns. The Michael and Tina MacDowell Hall was dedicated on August 23, 2012. The 37,000-square-foot three-story building accommodates 118 students and houses three classrooms. The suite-style residence space features kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms, and appliances in addition to study lounges and laundry facilities.
Football Field and Stadium
Cougars’ football will be played at Mangelsdorf Field which in addition to receiving a new artificial turf surface, will experience expanded seating capacity.
Football offers Misericordia the opportunity to recruit from a broad group of students across a variety of disciplines. For the sake of institutional variety and to avoid risk, it is generally better for an institution to spread enrollment over a number of majors.
A key goal of our strategic plan is to diversify our student body. This task has proven difficult given the traditional area from which we draw students. Football players tend to be geographically and demographically more diverse than those in the applicant pool from which we currently draw new students.
John and Mary Metz Field House
Misericordia’s first-class 12,000-square-foot field house, located between the new baseball facility—Tambur Field—and Mangelsdorf Field, offers mutual benefit to our field sports programs and serves as a great recruiting tool. The $4.1 million facility can accommodate an estimated 385 student-athletes who participate in competitive sports at Misericordia. It contains locker rooms for the majority of our field sports, team rooms for both home and visiting teams, a weight room for varsity athletes, state-of-the-art equipment, restroom facilities for the general public, and a refreshment stand.
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