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Oak Grove

Symbolic of IUP history and tradition, the Oak Grove has long been at the heart of the campus. Alumni remember the Oak Grove more than any other place on campus; for new students, this is where the memories begin.

The Oak Grove


Come and see the Oak Grove for yourself!



The GroveCam gives you a real-time look at the Oak Grove. Refresh often!

Also, see a gallery of Oak Grove photos.

Live image of the Oak Grove

Red-tailed hawks, native to Indiana County, have been spotted in the Oak Grove and were one of the inspirations for IUP’s new nickname, Crimson Hawks. Large numbers of Eastern Gray Squirrels call the Oak Grove home.

The Oak Grove is also the site of the September 11 Memorial, containing a relic from the World Trade Center and a granite memorial in honor of those lost in the September 11, 2001, attack.

More on the Oak Grove

Construction Camera: New Humanities and Social Sciences Building

Photo Gallery: Oak Grove

Allegheny Arboretum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Recycling of Trees for Art Projects

September 11 memorial in Oak Grove, consisting of World Trade Center debris and granite marker

September 11, 2001, Memorial

A Dose of Reality on the Edge of the Grove

A piece of debris from the World Trade Center, right, is on long-term loan from the Kovalchick Corporation.  The relic was dedicated October 4, 2002.

It is accompanied on the left by a granite memorial in honor of those lost in the September 11, 2001, attack. IUP lost three alumni in the destruction of the World Trade Center: William Moskal ’79, Donald Jones ’80, and William Sugra ’93.