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Lakeside Center is located on the shore of Raystown Lake, and includes Shuster Hall, a classroom / multipurpose facility, and 2 lodges.  Lakeside Center houses fall and spring immersion semesters, where students live and learn about biology and the environment. The facilities are also used for the summer wildlife semester during the month of June.

The lodges are available for rental when not in use for the semesters. Meetings and events at Shuster Hall can be scheduled throughout the year if the event does not interfere with classes. There are 40 parking spaces at this facility.

Shuster Hall is a LEEDs certified green building. Perfect for meetings and retreats, the upstairs is a large open room with comfortable seating at tables for 60. There is small kitchen for anyone to use, and a commercial kitchen for trained users. The downstairs is a classroom / lab facility with a projector, whiteboard, and seating for about 20.


Davis and Robison Lodges provide comfortable modern housing, with each lodge having a complete kitchen. The lodges function as dorm space for the residential semesters, and are not equipped with television or bedding. These facilities can be rented with or separate from Shuster Hall.


There is a recreational area by the lake with a picnic table and lake access. For more information about swimming and boating opportunities, please see our FAQs.

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A Class on the Lake A Class in the Main Room of Shuster Hall
For more information, check out virtual tours of Shuster Hall or the lodges, or learn about station rental information.
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