Penfield College is located in the Atlanta Administrative Conference Center (AACC) on Mercer University’s Atlanta campus. The Dean’s and faculty offices, Admissions office and classrooms are located here. The AACC is also equipped with quiet study areas and computer labs. The 300-acre Atlanta campus also offers a student cafeteria and lounge, a work out facility that boasts an Olympic size state-of-the-art saline pool, and plenty of heavily-wooded green space that includes walking trails.
Penfield students primarily commute to campus, which is conveniently located at Interstates 85 and 285 at northeast Atlanta (spaghetti junction), and about two miles from the Doraville MARTA station.
Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Southeast United States with a population of 5,457,831 people, and is the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is a world-class city with an economy that ranks 15th among the world and sixth in the nation. The city’s economy is diverse and offers many opportunities in the areas of business and professional services, media, information technology, healthcare and the non-profit sector.
Students working and living in Atlanta have access to everything the city has to offer including a thriving cultural scene with many restaurants, museums, theaters and parks. Atlanta also has a public transit system MARTA, with many bus and train stops throughout the city.
The Monroe F. Swilley Jr. Library in Atlanta is part of the Mercer University Library Network that serves as a gateway of information resources through strong collections and innovative, technology-rich patron services to support the educational needs of our working adult students. Our libraries’ collections offer a wide variety of print, non-print and electronic resources, including web-based library catalogs and remotely accessible full-text resources.
Mercer is a full participant in GALILEO, the award-winning statewide library network of full-text resources, e-books and indexes that brings a full array of information resources to the desktop.
Information Technology Services
A robust and constantly expanding infrastructure gives students the technological tools they need to complete coursework and stay connected. On campus, students access the Mercer network through both wireless and wired Internet connections. Our computing labs provide students with specialized software.
The school’s Blackboard intranet site, Mercer’s web-based platform for instructional technology offers a wealth of resources helpful for classroom work and extracurricular activities.
Sports and Recreation
Students have free access to the sports facilities housed in the Sheffield Student Center. Mercer’s Atlanta campus also offers intramural sports leagues, including soccer and basketball.
- Olympic size (25 yards) Swimming Pool
- Basketball Courts
- Volleyball Courts
- Table Tennis
- Pool Table
- Dart Board
- Walking trails
- Aerobic fitness room
- Wii Fit Room
- Stretch/flexibility room
- Weight Room
The university maintains a health service for students on the Atlanta campus. Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) provides medical and mental health services to all currently enrolled Mercer students. The SHAC staff works as an integrated treatment team to provide quality care. Most services are free of charge, and any costs incurred can be paid at the time of service or billed to the student account. Appointments are encouraged, and walk-in visits will be accommodated when possible. Our hope is to provide an atmosphere that is welcoming and respectful of the dignity and worth of all students.
Most of our students commute to campus for class, however on-campus housing is available. It houses a wonderful community for international and domestic students. Fully furnished or unfurnished units are available. One, two, three and four bedroom apartments are available. Amenities include computer ports w/ internet access & Wi-Fi, electricity, water and expanded basic cable. A laundry room is located on the ground floor of each building and may be used with the Bear Card. (The Bear Card is the official debit card of Mercer University). More information regarding on-campus housing is available on the Student Housing website.