Valhalla (Main Campus)
Last updated on February 5th, 2019 at 09:00 am
Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, New York 10595
About the Valhalla Campus
Westchester Community College’s main campus is centrally located on 218 rolling, wooded acres in Valhalla, New York (approximately 45 minutes north of Manhattan). Attractive, contemporary and historic buildings set among the trees house library, computer, science, laboratory, classroom, theater, arts, child care, physical education, and administration facilities.
A Little History
In 1957, the County of Westchester bought the 360-acre John Hartford estate in Valhalla and designated 218 acres for the community college. Although the estate contained a conglomeration of buildings which could be, and were, used for instructional space, it was clear that these facilities would be temporary if the college was to serve its community well. A master plan for construction, drawn in 1961, was followed to complete eight major buildings by 1988: Engineering Technologies (1962), Student Center (1963), Physical Education Building (1964), Classroom Building (1967), Learning Resource Center (1969), Science Building (1978), Academic Arts Building (1981), and Administration Building (1988). Westchester Community College’s Health Science Building, originally constructed by Yale University during its brief prior use of the Hartford estate, was extensively renovated in 1990. Hartford Hall, the beautiful English Tudor manor house of John Hartford, placed on the National Register for Historic Places in 1978, now houses the offices of the President and the Deans of Academic Affairs and Student Personnel Services, College-Community Relations and The Foundation for Westchester Community College. Several other former estate buildings are used by the college for maintenance, receiving, engineering functions, and storage. The resulting mix of modern and traditional architecture, together with the rolling terrain and mature trees and plantings, makes for an unusually beautiful campus.
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Student housing is not currently offered at this or any Westchester Community College campus.
Courses Offered in Valhalla
The Valhalla campus offers a variety of credit and non-credit courses throughout the year. Nearly all of our degree and certificate programs can be completed at this location. For detailed course information, please visit our Course Schedule pages and select the appropriate semester.
Directions To The Valhalla Campus
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