Campus Life

A group of students on campus, sitting, and working on a laptop
Welcome to our Christ-centered, close-knit but diverse community.

The University of Valley Forge is a pleasant campus ideally located to let you focus on all that college life offers: academic achievement, developing spiritually, making friends and discovering the gifts God has given each of us. Our suburban Phoenixville campus, which is just a half-hour away from Philadelphia, is a safe, friendly environment connected by a nature trail to a nearby 44-acre park. The people, and the place, are all part of what makes attending college here a life-changing experience.

One of our newer residence halls


More than 90% of the student body lives on campus. Our residence halls offer everything from suite style rooms to on-campus apartments, all equipped for Internet access and ideally set up to allow you to enjoy the family feeling of our community.


We have two locations on campus for you to dine. The Dining Commons, where you can find freshly prepared meals ranging from pastas to vegetarian dishes and ethnic foods, is the main dining area. Jazzman’s Café & Bakery offers fresh coffee and sandwiches for you to enjoy.

Students studying in SRC


Need a quiet place to study or work on a research paper? Look no further than the Storms Research Center. This library has plenty of computers and comfortable study areas for you to focus on your studies. There is always staff on hand to assist you in locating the information that you need.

Two students learning more about Valley Forge Christian College Campus

useful Information

We want you to be well-informed about some of the practical aspects of attending the University of Valley Forge. Whether you are from the local area or raised elsewhere, the transition to college life can be challenging—but we’re here to help and make it as easy as possible.

spiritual Life

At the University of Valley Forge you have many opportunities to grow spiritually in your walk with Christ. From daily Chapel Services, participation in small groups, to fellowship times with students and faculty, we have abundant opportunities to let God shape and affirm your future.

Audience of One dance group


Students participate in athletics, clubs, extracurricular activities and ministries ranging in interests from music to social justice. Because the University of Valley Forge is just a half hour from Philadelphia, students can also enjoy cultural and historic attractions offered by a big city.

the anvil Student Center

The Anvil is designed for student social and academic activities. Jazzman’s Cafe is a great place to meet for a hot cup of coffee, and “Grab and Go” food. The Back Porch, located in the Academic Building near Bongiorno Hall, is a fun, relaxed environment where students can play a game of pool, watch television and hang out with friends. It is a quiet and comfortable study areas for individuals or small groups.

Campus Life - Services


Time spent at the University of Valley Forge is one of tremendous change, growth and development. We want you to succeed here and go into the world ready to serve and lead. We have established programs that help you through any situation or concern—whether it’s spiritual, practical or physical, we are here to help.