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Breezedale Alumni Center

Breezedale, the stately Victorian mansion that has graced the IUP campus since the mid-1800s, is home to the IUP Alumni Association and the IUP Office of Alumni Relations.

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Breezedale was constructed in the late 1860s by James Sutton and his wife, Sarah Stansbury Sutton (James was the brother of John Sutton, Indiana’s first board president). It was eventually sold to John Elkin, a Supreme Court justice and Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate, and his wife, Adda Prothero Elkin. The interior reflects the Victorian and Edwardian periods, with bold colors, rich woodwork, and ornate furniture.

For more information, take a tour of the Breezedale Alumni Center.

The mansion’s second and third floors are home to the Alumni Relations staff, but its first floor can be rented.

Use of Breezedale

(As of July 11, 2014) 

Breezedale is available for small-group functions, such as special meetings, university receptions, workshops, and other appropriate events. Two groups may be scheduled simultaneously, but consideration must be given to the availability of parking and food service.

Events in Breezedale are scheduled through the IUP Office of Alumni Relations. No private family events, such as wedding or baby showers, wedding rehearsal dinners, weddings, or receptions are permitted.

The following provisions govern the scheduling of events:

  1. Events in Breezedale will be directly supervised by the individual sponsoring the events. A trained facility manager will be assigned by the Office of Alumni Relations for all events during non-business hours.
  2. All requests for seating arrangements or special setup of events in which food is not involved must be made through the maintenance office ten working days before the event.
  3. For events that require food service, arrangements must be made with IUP Dining Service.
  4. When date is secured, a Request/Permit for Use of Breezedale form must be completed and sent to the Office of Alumni Relations.

Find more information about renting Breezedale.

  • Office of Alumni Relations
  • Breezedale Alumni Center
    880 School Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-7942
  • Fax: 724-357-7926
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.