75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, New York 10595
About the Valhalla
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,
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.
the college in general.
Student housing is not currently offered at
this or any Westchester Community College campus.
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.
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