About the Gemmell Student Complex

Gemmell Student Complex

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The Gemmell Student Complex is an integral building on campus that is home to various offices, organizations and activities that support student life on campus. Additional information about these can be found at the bottom of this page by clicking on the appropriate link that you want to learn more about. Gemmell is typically open every day from 7am-11pm.


The Gemmell Information Desk can be found on the second floor of Gemmell. The desk is staffed by students throughout the fall and spring semester and serves a variety of roles. The Information Desk oversees the mailboxes for Recognized Student Organizations (RSO). If you are involved with an organization that needs to check it's mail, you can stop by the desk to get into your mailbox and to get your lock combination. The Information Desk also has laptops and tech equipment that can be signed out if you need to use the projectors in one of the meeting rooms. The desk is closed during summer and winter breaks. 

Meeting rooms

There are numerous meeting spaces available in Gemmell that can be used by student organizations as well as by organizations outside of Clarion University. Currently, Gemmell has 6 meeting rooms available that range in size from holding 32-120 people. A Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) is also available for use in Gemmell, which can hold a maximum of 500 people.  In order to use spaces in the Gemmell Student Complex, a space request form must be completed through Conference and Event Services.

Student Lounges

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In addition to the student life offices, Gemmell also has several lounge areas available for students to go to for studying or meeting up with friends. Each lounge space is setup to provide easily accessible outlets for students to charge their electronic devices. If you need a space to work on a group project, students can utilize the group work stations on the second floor of Gemmell, next to the Clarion Students' Association Office. These work stations provide plenty of space for groups to setup shop, and there are four TVs available that students can connect to so their work can easily be seen by their peers. 

campus food pantry

On the first floor of Gemmell there is a resource room that serves as a distribution center for food and toiletries to students. Any student that is in need of something can go to the Information Desk on the second floor Gemmell and ask to be let into the resource room to get items that they need. Donations are also welcomed throughout the year, and they can also be dropped off at the Information Desk when it is open. Clothing is not accepted at this time for the pantry; however, there may be times when specific clothing drives are conducted. For more information about the food pantry and what items are most needed, please click on this link.


The mail room is where students can go to pick up mail if they are living in University housing. The mail room is located at the side entrance of Gemmell and is accessible 7 days a week when Gemmell is open. For additional information about the mail room and how to address packages being shipped to campus, please click on this link.

dining at gemmell

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There are a few different dining options available to students in Gemmell. The first is the Gemmell Food Court which serves a variety of food, including: subs, pizza, sushi, rice bowls, chicken tenders, burgers, french fries, appetizers, and much more. There is also Gemmell Grinds and Sono Latin Cuisine in the rotunda of Gemmell. More information about the dining options in Gemmell can be found here

racquetball courts

On the first floor of Gemmell there are three racquetball courts that are free to use by students and community members. The racquetball courts are accessible whenever the Gemmell Student Complex is open. If you don't have equipment to play racquetball, you can quickly sign out all the equipment you need from the Information Desk on the second floor of Gemmell. All players are required to wear eye-protection when playing. These courts are also designed to allow for the play of Wallyball. Wallyball is similar to volleyball, with the exception that it is played on a racquetball court, and you can also sign out the Wallyball equipment from the Information Desk. 

lactation room

Located on the first floor of Gemmell is a room that student and non-student parents can use for breast-feeding. The room is located on the west wing of Gemmell. The room provides a space that is private, and has seating available as well. 

golden eagle wrestling team - practice room

The Golden Eagle Wrestling team has relocated their practice room from Tippin Gymnasium to a space in Gemmell that is located by the main entrance doors. The wrestling team will keep their practice room in Gemmell until the Tippin renovation project is completed. 

Last Updated 8/29/18