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To help you learn a bit more about where your classes will be held, we’ve compiled a list of the academic buildings on campus. While several of the buildings are program specific, many buildings host courses from a variety of departments. These buildings are home to faculty, academic and administrative staff. Students can find common areas and private study spaces in many of these buildings, especially those that are recent additions to campus. You can determine which buildings your courses will be in by looking at the rooms listed on your course schedule.
Schwartz School of Business (SCHW)
“Schwartz”, as it is referred to on campus, is located on Martha Drive and consists of the Schwartz School of Business and the Frank McKenna Centre for Leadership. Situated near Xavier Hall, the Angus L. MacDonald Library and St. Ninian Cathedral, Schwartz is one of the liveliest areas on Lower Campus. Schwartz is home to the Department of Business, and while it is known mostly as an academic building for business students, courses from a diverse range of departments are taught in its classrooms, computer labs, and the beautiful Schwartz Auditorium on first floor.
Schwartz is also an important area for university functions that include keynote speakers, major announcements, and conferences. In addition to its excellent lecture rooms, Schwartz also has great study spaces on second floor and fourth floor, where there are private study rooms and a study lounge. Schwartz is also home to the Student Career Centre, which provides help for students looking for job or career opportunities, as well as the Co-op Education Program.
Physical Sciences Centre (PS)
Known as the PSC, the Physical Sciences Centre is located between the Bauer Theatre and the Safety and Security office on Lower Campus. Like Schwartz, the PSC is a recent addition to campus, and it is full of natural lighting and open spaces. The PSC is home to the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Physics, the Department of Engineering, and the Department of Earth Sciences, although there are other courses that are held in the building. If you are in chemistry, physics, or engineering, you are sure to spend many hours in the PSC classrooms and labs.
The PSC is also home to some of the most sought after study spaces on campus: the pods. Like the private rooms in Schwartz, these pods are in high demand, and you’ll have to set an early alarm if you want to study in a pod during exams.
Rankin School of Nursing (MSB)
Located on the south side of the Mount Saint Bernard complex, the Rankin School of Nursing is a newly renovated academic facility that includes a state-of-the-art nursing simulation learning centre. If you’re in the nursing program, this building will become your second home.
J. Bruce Brown Hall (BB)
Referred to as “JBB”, the J. Bruce Brown Hall faces Notre Dame Avenue and it is situated next to Lane Hall. JBB is home to the Department of Biology, the Department of Human Nutrition, the Department of Anthropology, and the Aquatic Resources Program. In addition to classrooms and faculty offices, there are numerous labs in JBB, making this building a hub for university research involving both student and faculty researchers.
Nicholson Tower (NH)
Nicholson Tower is the tallest building on the StFX campus, and it is a busy spot for many of the academic staff at StFX. Students can find helpful services such as Academic Advising on the 2nd floor and the Financial Aid Office on 3rd floor, while students interested in spending a semester abroad can learn more at the International Exchange Office on 2nd floor. There are many different departments found in the tower, including the Department of Religious Studies on 4th floor, Department of Economics on 5th floor, Department of English on 6th floor, Department of Political Science and Department of Philosophy on 7th floor, as well as the Department of History.
Immaculata Hall (IM)
Immaculata Hall is part of Mount Saint Bernard, and is located on the northern edge of Upper Campus. Immaculata is home to the Department of Modern Languages. It is also home to the Art Department, where students can demonstrate their creative side in the studio through mediums such as painting, textiles, and sculpting. Students interested in travelling abroad to participate in a community development project can visit the Service Learning office on 2nd floor.
Gilmora Hall (GM)
Gilmora Hall is home to the Music Department, where you can find practice rooms with pianos and instruments, perfect for any student in the Jazz program. Gilmora is located next to the main entrance of Mount Saint Bernard, and it faces Notre Dame Avenue. It will host some of the temporary classrooms that will be used while construction of the Mulroney Institute takes place.
The Annex is situated between the Bloomfield Centre (SUB) and Nicholson Tower. Located on a hill, it overlooks a busy area in the heart of campus. It is home to the Department of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science, the Department of Psychology, and the Department of Sociology. While the building houses mostly faculty offices, students in these programs become familiar with the Annex. Known for its vintage look and feel, those who work there have a sense of pride for their home on campus.
Oland Centre (OC)
The Oland Centre is located on Convocation Boulevard, and it is one of the primary athletics facilities on campus. While it is known for being a hub for varsity sports, intramurals, and StFX recreation, it is also the home of the Department of Human Kinetics. In addition to a newly renovated main gym, an auxiliary gym, and facilities for varsity athletes, the OC also has four racquetball courts, two squash courts, a varsity weight room, an athletic therapy room, a computer lab, two Human Kinetics labs, a combat room, team dressing rooms, three classrooms, and the Kehoe conference meeting room.
Charles V. Keating Centre (KC)
The Keating Centre is home to the X-Men and X-Women hockey teams. It contains a main ice surface and an auxiliary arena, the KMC Cafe, Conference Services, and hospitality facilities. The conference rooms on the second floor of the Keating Centre will be used as temporary classrooms during the construction of the Mulroney Institute.
Coady International Institute (CO)
Located on the edge of Upper Campus, the Coady Institute houses a centre for community development and leadership. The Coady attracts individuals from around the world to participate in world-class programs that help them create change in their home communities. The Coady will be home to several temporary classrooms during the construction of the Mulroney Institute.
St. Ninian Place (SNP)
St. Ninian Place is a facility that operates as part of the St. Ninian Cathedral. It includes four meeting rooms and a large hall that is used for functions such as community events and private receptions. St. Ninian Place will be used for several temporary classrooms during the construction of the Mulroney Institute.