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We Believe in Transformation

Our vision is for an ever evolving campus that remains true to our core purpose, as a place of learning that imbues students with knowledge and wisdom that inspires Christ-like engagement in our communities, and that models stewardship.  Eastern University, a Christian Univeristy near Philadelphia, is embarking on a process of transformation; transforming our physical campus so that we can continue to transform the lives of our students. Our vision is for an ever evolving campus that remains true to our core purpose, as a place of learning that imbues students with knowledge and wisdom that inspires Christ-like engagement in our communities, and that models stewardship.

It’s easy to dismiss the need for a capital campaign in these economic times and decide to wait until global markets are on the rise. But we believe that as God’s people we are charged to respond in the moment that need presents itself, no matter how challenging the task may seem. We do so now in good faith and with a generous spirit, as we endeavor to revamp the locus of campus life and community with a new Student Center and continue the Walton Hall tradition of student and community formation.

For as long as many of us can remember, the locus of Eastern has been Walton Hall, built nearly a century ago, and designed as a home for the Walton family. It became our first home in 1952 and has served us well since then, transforming itself to fit our changing needs and growing student body over the years. If the walls of that grand home could talk, we would hear stories of mentored intellectual, spiritual and social journeys that led to influential lives by alumni known for excellence and character in all of their dealings.

Walton Hall has been used to its fullest capability, and can no longer sustain the many programs and services that are currently based here. A new 43,000 square foot building will be able to accommodate students every day as the hub for meals, as a study space, a source for academic support, counseling and mentoring, as the place where student chaplains meet with Chaplain Joe Modica, where students go for services, and where students can be found at any hour of the day. In short, Eastern’s needs for student life and growth now exceed the capacity of this stately home.

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Questions?
Contact the Eastern University Office of Development
610.341.5932 or develop@eastern.edu 

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