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What On Campus Students need to know

Student ID Cards

All Clarion University students are entitled to photo student identification cards, which can be used for many purposes, including library services at Clarion and elsewhere. Students may obtain ID cards in the Eagle Card Office, 236 Egbert Hall, during normal business hours (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday).

Buying Text Books

You have a number of options. You may, of course, visit the Clarion campus and purchase books directly from the Clarion University Store, which is located on the ground floor of the Gemmell Student Complex. The Clarion University Store schedules extended hours for the first week of classes each term. Students may also order books from the Clarion University Store by telephone (800-394-8825) or online (see below). A credit card is required for telephone and electronic orders. Faculty will expect that you will have in your possession for the first class all required texts that are in stock at the Clarion University Store. Visit the Clarion University Store online to purchase books online and follow instructions for ordering textbooks.

Some students prefer to order books from e-businesses over the World Wide Web. A number of firms provide this service, and prices vary. Consider starting with the University Store at Clarion University. Book prices and selections are available online through the center.

University Libraries

The university libraries, comprised of Carlson Library on the Clarion Campus and Suhr Library on Venango Campus, offer graduate students a broad collection of resources and services to support class work and research. The university's new Carlson Library on the main campus is a beautiful $15 million facility that houses a collection of 400,000 books and periodicals, four state-of-the-art computer labs with 137 work stations, the Department of Library Science, and the University Art Gallery. The entire building is served by a wireless data network as well as standard data ports. 

Students may check out lap top computers for use in the library. The library's extensive menu of electronic databases offers on-campus and off-campus access to over 18,000 professional journals and many subject-specific electronic information resources. Distance education students may access electronic information resources anytime through the online library. Interlibrary loan service further enables users to expand their research, and library instruction sessions are scheduled each term to help students become adept at finding and using information.

If you would like an online orientation to university libraries, click here.


An online campus map shows parking areas on campus; this map is also included at the back of the Graduate Catalog.

Students can choose several transportation options for getting in and out of Clarion, as well as around town.

Taxi Service

Choice Cab Company



 Clarion County Taxi


Bus Service

Local Bus Information

Fullington Trailways 800-942-8287; or Clarion Ticket Info 814-226-1121.


DuBois-Jefferson County Regional Airport

Venango Regional Airport

Youngstown, Ohio:
Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport

Pittsburgh, PA: 
Pittsburgh International Airport

Erie, PA: 
Erie International Airport

Student Housing

Graduate students are eligible to live in university residence halls. Interested students can contact Residence Life Services at 814-393-2352. Residence Life provides an off-campus housing list that can be found on their website

Meal Plans

On-campus, the Gemmell Student Complex houses a coffee shop and a food court. A variety of meal plans are available at Chandler Dining Hall, for both students living in campus housing and non-residents. Many different kinds of restaurants and fast-food outlets can be found in the area around Main Street, and two vending machines (soda and snack food) are available in other campus buildings.