Campus and Facilities

The Elgin Campus

The 90-acre campus is wooded, rolling terrain with expansive lawns. Tyler Creek winds through the campus, forms a picturesque pond near midpoint and empties into the Fox River at the east side.

Housing is provided in three dorms with suites of rooms - Ohio Hall, Wilson Hall, and the Lindner Tower; a fourth, Volkman Hall, contains apartments with limited cooking facilities. 

Barton House, initially the President's home and later converted to offices, now houses Enrollment Services and the Department of Marketing and Communications.

Classrooms are distributed throughout the campus in the Harm A. Weber Academic Center, the Alice and Edward Thompson Fine Arts Center, the Center for Science and Mathematics, the Lindner Fitness Center, Creekside South, the lower level of the Herrick Chapel and the Lindner Tower.

The Lindner Tower houses also the Registrar’s Office, the Student Success Center, the Division of Adult Professional Studies, student housing, and faculty offices, three computer labs, the Riverside Cafe and lounging areas.

The Lindner Fitness Center contains athletic offices, classrooms, an indoor track, a nautilus fitness center and courts for volleyball, basketball, racquetball and wallyball. Along the riverfront are the athletic fields and lighted tennis courts.

Creekside South contains offices for the Division of Education in addition to several classrooms and a mini computer lab.

The Edward and Alice Thompson Fine Arts Center is the home of the DeMoss Center for Worship and the Performing Arts. It houses faculty offices, as well as the Thulin Auditorium, classrooms, student practice rooms, and two Dark Room Studios.

In addition to classrooms, the Center for Science and Mathematics has several science labs, as well as faculty offices.

The Harm A. Weber Academic Center houses the Architecture, Interior Design, Art, and Graphic Design studios and faculty offices, as well as Jerry's Cafe, our on-campus coffee shop. It also houses the Browne Library and Draewell Gallery.

The Harm A.Weber Administration Building is the oldest structure, dating from 1933. It houses the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost and Advancement.

The centrally located Betty Lindner Campus Commons contain dining facilities, a student lounge, a spirit store, Student Development offices and postal services. Plant Operations is next door, and is responsible for physical upkeep of campus. Campus Safety is also housed here.

Across from the Campus Commons is the University Center, home to the Business Offices, Financial Aid, Student Accounts and the Wellness Center.

The Rockford Campus

Judson University first opened a Rockford extension campus in 1999, giving busy adults greater access to the career-focused, values-based education available at the Elgin campus. In August of 2017, Judson moved its Rockford campus from the original location at 1055 Featherstone Road to the I.D. Pennock Family YMCA, which is situated along 15 acres of Rock River riverfront in downtown Rockford. The YMCA and Judson are two Christian-based organizations that have found a unique way to share space for the benefit of both organizations, members and students. Judson University occupies space on the third floor and portions of the second floor of this beautiful facility, including multiple classrooms, study spaces and office space. The partnership with the YMCA allows Judson to be a part of a larger vision to establish a destination point for students in downtown Rockford, where they can cultivate healthy minds, bodies and spirits. Additionally, students have access to free childcare during class time, complimentary use of the fitness facilities and an on-site Subway sandwich restaurant.

To learn more about the YMCA, visit