Rockland Community College Virtual Tour
Located 25 miles northwest of New York City in the beautiful Hudson Valley, Rockland Community College is the only public higher education institution in Rockland County.
Surrounded by rolling lawns, flowered meadows and athletic fields, Rockland Community College has served as an educational resource for Rockland since 1959, offering small classes, personal attention and caring faculty. In addition to the main campus in Suffern, the College has Centers in Haverstraw, Nyack and Orangeburg.
The tour you are about to take will give you an idea of what the campus has to offer.
The Academic I and II buildings house most of the classrooms, science labs, and various faculty offices. The two buildings are connected by a bridge, allowing students easy access to both buildings without the need of going outdoors especially during inclement weather conditions. The bridge also serves as a lounge equipped with tables, couches and vending machines where students can relax and study between their classes.
Daniel T. Brucker Hall is the oldest building on campus. The front lawn was the site of RCC’s first graduation ceremony in 1961. The three-story colonial structure originally served as the county almshouse, which was abandoned in 1957 and renovated to house the College’s main academic and administrative building with classrooms, a chemistry/biology lab and a cafeteria and lounge.
Brucker Hall has since undergone numerous renovations and now houses the administrative offices, including the offices of the President and Vice Presidents, Strategic Partnership Programs, the Rockland Community College Foundation, Strategic Marketing, and RCC Association.
The Cultural Arts Center is located between the Student Union and Fieldhouse. It houses a 500-seat theater that serves as a professional venue to create and present high caliber theater, music and dance. In addition to the visually and acoustically superb theater, the Cultural Arts Center contains rehearsal rooms, scene shops and art studios.
The center is the home of the Performing Arts Department and Art Department. Every semester, the Performing Arts Department presents several plays and concerts that are open to the public.
The building’s Atrium is the site of many cultural and educational events and houses the Campus Cafe, which seats 150.
The Eugene Levy Fieldhouse is situated on two acres and is the home of the Exercise and Human Performance Department and the Athletics Department.
Built in 1972, the Fieldhouse contains a regulation basketball court, four indoor tennis courts, volleyball courts, indoor track and other teaching areas within the arena. Also within the complex are four squash courts (used for racquetball), an Olympic-sized pool, two gyms for aerobic activities, a weight room and an athletic training room. The Fieldhouse is also surrounded by outdoor sporting facilities such as tennis courts, softball, baseball and soccer fields, and an outdoor track.
With 90,000 square feet, the Fieldhouse is considered the largest building of its kind in the northeast. The Fieldhouse is used for various public and commercial events. For more information about upcoming events, call 845-574-4481.
The Herbert Kurz Automotive Technology Center, located at 37 Ramland Road in Orangeburg, opened in 2016. The center is an NC3 National Leadership Member and considered a model facility.
Our 27,304 square-foot facility includes five classrooms featuring cutting-edge academic technology, a certification room, and a Snap-on Certified Lab with 10 lifts and customized Snap-on equipment.
The Automotive Technology Center also has a student lounge, named in memory of RCC student Anthony Amoros, and a well-appointed conference room.
The Herbert Kurz Peace Garden is located in the area surrounded by the Cultural Arts Center, Library and Fieldhouse. Designed to be a place of reflection and tranquility, the Peace Garden was a gift to RCC from the Kurz Family Foundation.
Rockland Community College’s Library Media Center supports the learning and research activities of its students and faculty by providing a broad array of information resources and services.
The lowest level of the Library building is home to a fully equipped television studio. The Library also houses the College Bookstore, Holocaust Museum and Center for Tolerance and Education and Academic offices.
The Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center is located in the iconic river town of Nyack, NY. The Center offers credited degree and non-credited programming to students, community members and tourists.
The Center’s objective is to strengthen the local and national foothold of artisanal foods, craft beverages and agro-tourism originating from the Mid-Hudson Valley region, and to support community initiatives for Rockland County residents and our nearby friends.
The Center is also home to Hudson Market on Main. The 45-seat cafe, managed by FLIK Hospitality Group, serves breakfast, lunch, take home meals, snacks and more. The cafe is a great option for delicious dine-in or take-out meals, a relaxing afternoon coffee catch-up with friends, casual business meetings, and working space for students and the local community. All of the meals and our dressings are made from scratch.
Located between the Library and the Cultural Arts Center, the Student Union is the heart of extra-curricular student activity. The building houses a lounge where students can study and/or relax. The lower level of the lounge is home to the Hawk’s Nest, a café featuring Starbucks® coffee products and a quick serve food menu.
The Student Union also has an outdoor patio, a game room and vending machines.
Student Involvement, the Student Government Association, the Volunteer Service Program, Student Activities Board, and Religious Life offices are located in the Student Union. It is the place to go to find out how to get involved in student life, clubs and organizations.
Opening its doors in 2006, the Technology Center is located at the main entrance of the campus. This 100,000 sq. ft center is Rockland County’s first certified “Green Building.” The building was the first new permanent construction on campus in over twenty years. The first floor houses Admissions, Student Accounts, Records, and Financial Aid, allowing students a “One-Stop Shopping” experience during registration.
Located on the building’s 2nd floor is the Student Development Center. Students can seek information and help with advisement, counseling, academic intervention, careers, internships and transfer. Other offices in the Technology Center include Accessibility Services, the Connection Center, Placement and Assessment, Academic Success Centers (ACS), and Reading and Writing Center.
The Technology Center features 21 state-of-the-art classrooms, including a tiered lecture hall equipped with computer connection and computer laboratories.
The Quad is surrounded by four structures making it the unofficial center of the campus, with the Technology Center in the east, Academic I in the west, Academic II in the north and the Student Union in the south. In mild weather, you will see students strolling along the walkways and gathering or studying in outdoor settings. The Quad serves as the venue for various events such as Spring Fest and the Health Fair.
The Quad is also the home of the 9/11 Memorial Garden, which includes the sculpture “Spirit Rising” by Eric David Laxman.