John J. and Char Kopchick Hall

  • Opening for Students Fall 2023
    Kopchick Hall Front Render (PWWG Architects)
  • On September 23, 2020, we broke ground on the new home of the John J. and Char Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

    Once completed, the more than 142,000-square-foot Kopchick Hall will be the hub of activity for all things science and math at IUP. Thanks to the generosity of many alumni and friends of IUP, the building that once seemed like a dream will soon be a reality, creating opportunities for students and fostering relationships that will impact our community, our region, and our world.

    Dean Deanne Snavely

    “We change lives through science and math. Our graduates change the world as educators, scientists, and leaders.”

    Deanne Snavely, Dean,
    Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

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    Construction Live Cam

    Construction Live Cam

    View the Kopchick Hall construction live cam.

    Construction Updates

    IUP officially broke ground on Kopchick Hall September 23, 2020. John and Char Kopchick each spoke at the ceremony.

    Funding Not Transferable

    Financially challenged, IUP announced in October an academic restructuring that would reduce its number of programs and employees. Some have asked if funds earmarked for construction of Kopchick Hall could be used instead to save IUP jobs and programs.

    The answer is no. The Pennsylvania Department of General Services, and not IUP, pays for the construction of academic buildings, like Kopchick Hall. IUP was required to fundraise $9.7 million of the $90-million construction cost, but those funds have since become the property of the Department of General Services and have been used toward the building’s design and construction.

  • About Kopchick Hall

  • Renderings by PWWG Architects

    Special Features

    • 3 Flexible Classrooms
    • 2 Multi-purpose Computer Labs
    • 16 Flexible teaching labs w/ shared instrumentation spaces
    • 43 Research lab modules
    • 72 Faculty offices
    • Dean’s Suite Office, includes conference room and 6 offices
    • 4 Department offices with 9 faculty and admin offices
    • Collaboration spaces for group study, conference, tutoring
    • Student organization space

    Building Size

    Gross Square Feet


    Groundbreaking: September 23, 2020
    Opening: Fall 2023