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Undergraduate Day Catalog 2012-2013 
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Life


Main Campus

Situated on the tropical southeast coast of Florida, the University is located in West Palm Beach. Palm Beach Atlantic is easily accessible by highway (Interstate 95, Interstate 75, and the Florida Turnpike), by air (Palm Beach International Airport), by rail (Amtrak), by bus (Greyhound), and by ship (Port of Palm Beach). The campus overlooks the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway and Palm Beach, with the Atlantic Ocean only minutes away.

Students enjoy the many cultural benefits of the famous South Florida winter season, such as Broadway plays, operas, concerts, and lectures by national and world leaders. The magnificent Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, only a few blocks from the campus, brings world-renowned performers to Palm Beach County. Students also benefit from the cultural facilities of the Norton Museum of Art, the Flagler Museum, the Society of the Four Arts, and the Science Museum and Planetarium of Palm Beach County.

Sporting events are numerous in South Florida. The area’s many golf courses and tennis courts, as well as facilities for water skiing, surfing, sailing, and sport fishing, are easily accessible. Just 60 minutes away in Miami are the Miami Dolphins professional football team, the Miami Marlins professional baseball team, the Miami Heat professional basketball team, and the Florida Panthers professional hockey team. The University is, by car, less than 60 minutes from Miami and three hours from Walt Disney World, EPCOT Center, Sea World, and Universal Studios and, by air, an hour from the Bahamas Islands.

The Gulf Stream keeps the Palm Beaches warm in the winter and pleasant in the summer, providing a valuable “laboratory” for the oceanography, marine biology, and SCUBA-diving courses.

Orlando Campus

The Orlando campus is located off Interstate 4 in the Millenia Lakes office complex, easily accessible from all major roads surrounding Orlando. The Mall at Millenia, within sight of the campus, offers students a range of choices for dining and shopping. Attractions include the nearby Holy Land complex with Sea World, Universal Studios and Disney World properties just minutes away.

Wellington Campus

Palm Beach Atlantic’s Wellington Campus is located 14 miles west of West Palm Beach in the town of Wellington, Florida. The campus, located off State Road 7 just north of Forest Hill Boulevard, is accessible by car from Interstate 95 or Florida’s Turnpike, using east-west connector arteries of Forest Hill Boulevard or Southern Boulevard. Adjacent communities include Royal Palm Beach, the Acreage, Loxahatchee and Greenacres. Belle Glade and Pahokee, communities along the shore of Lake Okeechobee, are within easy driving distance. The campus is minutes away from the shopping and dining options at the Mall at Wellington Green and surrounding shopping centers. Wellington Regional Medical Center is located nearby along with employers in the service, agriculture, real estate development and tourism industries. Attractions include polo and equestrian events along with concerts, exhibits and activities at the South Florida Fair Complex.


Main Campus Facilities

The PBA campus is a comprehensive college community including classroom, research, library, residence, food service, health care, recreation, theatrical, musical, and study facilities.

Borbé Hall contains offices for the School of Education and Behavioral Studies, the School of Arts and Sciences, and faculty in English department. in addition, the Center for Educational Innovation is housed there. The Department of Safety & Security is located in the northeast corner of the first floor.

Catherine T. MacArthur Hall houses classrooms, the science laboratories, and offices for science and math faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences as well as faculty in behavioral sciences.

The Clifford and Mary Tolerton Hood American Free Enterprise Building houses the Registrar’s Office and Student Financial Aid Office.

The Fern Street Theatre expands the University campus northward into the heart of West Palm Beach’s cultural district. The two-story building located at 500 Fern Street is used by the Theatre Department for faculty offices, classrooms and performance space.

The Greene Complex for Sports and Recreation houses a 1,750 seat arena/convocation center, intramural gymnasium, handball and racquetball courts, indoor jogging track, fitness center, human performance laboratory, aerobics room, training room, classrooms, snack bar, and offices for the Athletic and Campus Recreation departments.

Gregory Hall houses the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy, providing over 40,000 square feet of research and educational space designed to accommodate three hundred pharmacy students and requisite faculty.

The Health and Wellness Center, located on the ground floor of Oceanview Hall next to the Campus Store, offers medical services from our Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse. a variety of Wellness Education Programming is offered throughout the year.

Information Village, located on south end of campus east of Gregory Hall, houses the Department of Campus Information Systems, including the PBACard office and Media Services.

Oceanview Hall houses the Oceanview Residence Hall, Dixie Garage, School of Nursing, Campus Store, Health and Wellness Center as well as faculty offices for Athletic Training and Physical Education.

Okeechobee Hall houses classrooms, the administrative and faculty offices of the Catherine T. MacArthur School of Leadership, and the School of Ministry.

Pembroke Hall contains film, television and radio production studios, as well as editing suites, media classrooms and faculty offices for the School of Communication and Media.

Rinker School of Business Building contains classrooms, administrative offices, the Master of Business Administration program, and faculty offices for all disciplines of the Rinker School of Business, as well as some disciplines from the School of Arts and Sciences.

The Sachs Administration Building houses the major administrative offices of the University including the offices of the President, the Provost (Academic Programs), Business Affairs, and Development.

The Warren Library provides a collection of more than 204,000 volumes that include books, e-books, media, and periodicals. Periodical subscriptions include approximately 6,000 titles received in paper and microform and accessed electronically through research databases. Library users have access to the online library catalog (Voyager) and numerous research databases through the Internet on campus or via a proxy server for off-campus users. The service-oriented staff offers one-on-one reference assistance in the library, by phone and via email. Librarians partner with faculty to offer course-related instruction in research skills in the library’s Information Skills Lab or in the traditional classroom. The PBA Library is a member of the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SELFIN), a resource-sharing network of 135 academic and public libraries in South Florida. The PBA University Library participates in the SEFLIN Virtual Library. Through membership in OCLC, PBA Library offers access to the holdings of approximately 44,000 libraries in 86 countries, most of which are potentially available through the Interlibrary Loan.

Vera Lea Rinker Hall houses the Department of Music. a 160-seat recital hall, a large instrumental rehearsal hall, and administrative offices are contained on the first two floors. The upper floors house practice rooms, studios, classrooms, labs, and a large choral rehearsal hall.

The William G. Lassiter, Jr. Student Center provides offices for the Student Success Center, Multicultural Services, Residence Life, Student Accountability, Student Activities, Student Leadership Development, and Vice President for Student Development. a cafeteria dining hall, mailroom, Commuter Recreation Lounge, Study/Game Room, conference room, and other amenities are housed within the center. The Weyenberg Center, located on the second floor, provides flexible space for numerous campus and community events. The Annan Chapel provides a quiet place for personal worship and reflection.