Office of Student Union

The McFarland Student Union fosters a welcoming atmosphere that enhances diversity, student life, and academic experience.

Mission Statement

As the hub of the Kutztown University campus, the McFarland Student Union fosters a welcoming atmosphere that enhances diversity, student life, and the academic experience, while maintaining a reputation of quality customer service that supports our internal community and campus guests.


The MSU features Starbucks and the Cub Café dining hall which contributes to bringing together students and staff on a daily basis for food, fun, and interaction in a comfortable atmosphere. The Bear's Den which is where Starbucks is located has helped create a sense of community that was long absent from the union previously. The union prides itself on being a well-rounded facility that offers students and staff many opportunities for formal and informal involvement and services.

Besides the dining hall and Starbucks, the building features an auditorium, three art galleries, a computer lab, an outdoor seating space, and a number of meeting rooms (which help with the union's 3,000 meetings per year). The union has several lounges, including a fireside study lounge and commuter lounge, which are convenient resources and relaxation spots for commuting students during the day. It also houses a credit union and the university campus store and is home to many administrative offices and student organization offices.

Student Roles in the MSU

Student employees play a tremendously important role in the union's operation. Students are responsible for coordinating facility set-ups, opening and closing the facility, managing weekend operations, running the information center, computer facilities, providing production and audio-visual services, and graphic design services. Additionally, the Student Union Advisory Board, composed of students, administrators, and a faculty representative, develop and create policies, which the university vice president and the president than approve.


Leah Cassellia, Sr. Director of McFarland Student Union and Student Involvement

Amanda Garcia, Assistant Director of MSU Operations, Greek Life, and Commuter Student Services

Scott Stamm, Technical Services Coordinator

Laurel Walker, MSU Office Coordinator

Samantha Cartagena, Graduate Assistant for Greek Life

Alexander Cruz, Graduate Assistant for MSU

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. –  4:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: Closed


274 McFarland Student Union Building
Kutztown University
Kutztown, PA 19530


Phone: 610-683-4087
Fax: 610-683-1317