The Union College campus was one of the first in the nation to be designed according to a carefully laid out master architectural plan. And while the white columns and classic facades of our buildings create an idyllic setting for learning, it's the intellectual spark that takes hold within those spaces that's truly exciting.
The Wold Center contains the kinds of interdisciplinary resources and facilities you might expect to find at a large research institution. Our historic Schaffer Library houses some 750,000 volumes, along with some of the College's greatest historic treasures in its Special Collections. Our Adirondack Center allows us to expand our understanding of one of the nation's most important wilderness resources. Our arts facilities and performance spaces provide creative inspiration for students and faculty. Our scientific labs and instruments give undergraduates the kinds of hands-on opportunities many graduate students would envy, including the IBM Intelligent Computing Cluster, the most powerful computing resource of its kind at any undergraduate institution in the nation.
Even our geographic location is conducive to unique learning: the political backdrop of the nearby state capital; the industries in the Northeast's "Tech Valley"; the beauty of the Adirondacks; the bustle of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers; the urban revitalization of downtown Schenectady; and the proximity of three major metropolitan areas (New York, Boston and Montreal). The opportunities for field research, internships and community-based learning are endless.