Old Main

Building Code: OM

Street view of the entrance of Old Main

Old Main, KU's oldest building built in 1866 is home to 10 different education departments as well as lots of classrooms.

  • 15220 Kutztown Rd.
  • Kutztown, PA 19530
  • Phone: 610-683-4000
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  • Academic Year Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Images of Old Main

Georgian Room

An Interior View of the Georgian Room

Old Main

Exterior View of Old Main

The Georgian Room in Old Main, empty during the day
Entrance of Old Main during sunset

Welcome to Old Main -- the heart of Kutztown University! 

Built in 1864-65, Old Main is the oldest and most historic building on campus. In our early years at the close of the nineteenth century, Old Main was our sole building, providing classroom, administrative, and living space.

Today, Old Main is a modern and vibrant educational haven, housing the university's Anthropology and SociologyComputer Science and Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Counseling and Student Affairs, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy and Government, Psychology, Social Work and Sport Management and Leadership Studies departments. You will also find the offices of Grants and Sponsored Projects, Housing, Dining and Residential Services, Public Safety, Equity and Compliance, Social Equity as well as Graduate Admissions.

It is the temporary home of the College of Business and the department of Business Administration while the de Francesco Building is renovated.

Every day, shortly after noon, the school's alma mater plays from the clock tower.  Be sure to sing along next time you hear it.

Visit the Old Main concourse to see the display of KU's artifacts and photos from its earliest history through the modern age.

Old Main has maintained its historic beauty and charm, including its resident, friendly ghost Mary. According to many students, Mary can sometimes be seen quietly roaming Old Main's corridors.