Wagner’s 105-acre hilltop campus provides the perfect surroundings for our campus facilities, from Cunard Hall, our first building dating to the 1850′s to our newest facility, the Spiro Sports Center, completed in 1999.
We take pride in our facilities and encourage all students to take advantage of the many opportunities they provide. Listed below is a brief description of some of our major facilities.
In 1918, Wagner moved to this (then) 38-acre site on Staten Island on Grymes Hill. Cunard Hall was originally the part of the estate of the Cunards, of the shipping and cruise lines, and was built in the 1850’s. They built their home on Grymes Hill so Sir Edward Cunard could watch his ships enter New York Harbor from the Atlantic Ocean. Cunard Hall, a three-story, Italianate villa, was built in 1852 as the family home of Edward Cunard, the New York representative of the famous Cunard shipping line. When Wagner College first moved to Grymes Hill in 1918, the villa was known as the Administration Building. Today, it houses our Registrar, Financial Aid and Business offices; the third floor has a few classrooms.
Parker Hall houses faculty offices of departments making up the Humanities and Social Sciences, a computer lab specifically designed for statistics & web development as well as an Art Studio.
Megerle Science Building
Megerle houses the lab sciences and mathematics at Wagner. Our science majors include Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Nursing, Physician Assistant, and Physics. Wagner also supports a graduate program in Microbiology, and an undergraduate Pre-Medical program. Important to note here is the new scanning electron microscope and a transmission electron microscope with which undergraduates can do their own research. Megerle also houses a neural development lab that specializes in zebrafish (danio rerio) histology. There is also a rooftop greenhouse. Labs as well as seminar rooms are located in this building. Faculty members maintain offices here, directly across from the labs.
Main Hall was built in 1929, and was the first building at Wagner designed specifically to function as a classroom building. In addition to housing the theatre and arts studios, it also accommodates faculty offices and classrooms. Departments housed in Main Hall include the performing and visual arts. The building was designed by architect George W. Conable, who had prepared plans for the Singer Building, and was also the designer of the Trinity Lutheran Church on Staten Island, as well as numerous hospitals, residences and churches.
Spiro Sports Center
The Spiro Sports Center, completed in 1999, provides athletic and recreational facilities for all members of the Wagner College community. The main gymnasium seats 2,100 for varsity events. This facility provides a stunning backdrop for our Division I men’s basketball games, which have been televised on MSG (Madison Square Garden). You can also find women’s basketball, volleyball, and men’s wrestling in action in the Center. For intramural and recreational use, the gymnasium provides two multi-purpose courts.
A six-lane NCAA regulation-sized pool serves as a venue for our Division I women’s swim & water polo teams; the pool is also open throughout the week to the Wagner community of students, faculty and staff for recreational use. The dance studio, providing aerobics and yoga classes, fitness center and free-weight facility complete the Center. A dynamic addition to the Wagner campus, the Spiro Center is a center of student activity on campus. Visit our Spiro Center Pages for more information.
Spiro Hall & Computer Center
Housing our computer center, and the Wagner College Planetarium, Spiro Hall is one of several classroom buildings on campus. Spiro Hall, like all our classroom buildings, has recently benefited from complete renovation. The Computer Center provides all students with access to a variety of computer facilities and includes fully equipped PC and new i-Mac lab. Supplied with the latest technologies, these facilities are continuously updated. While all residence halls are fully wired for e-mail and Internet access, the Spiro Center serves as a resource for students, as either an addition or alternative to a student’s personal computer. Staffed by a full time professional manager, the Center is also staffed by students who are able to assist with questions or problems.
The Wagner Planetarium is one of three in the New York City area. The other two are the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History and the planetarium at Columbia University. The Planetarium is open to the public and serves as an educational tool, both for Wagner students, and for elementary, middle and high school students on Staten Island.
Horrmann Library houses approximately 141,000 book titles and has access to over 20,600 magazines, journals, and newspapers in print and electronic formats. Items not available locally can be obtained from almost any college library in the United States, via our Interlibrary Loan service. Research databases in all major academic subjects are accessible via the library web site, and reference librarians are available for research consultations on a walk-in basis or by appointment. 50 computer workstations are available in the library. 20 are located on the Main Floor, and 30 more are located in the Horrmann SmartLab, a computer lab and classroom located on the Lower Level. The entire library is also connected to the campus wireless network. During academic semesters, the library is open 24 hours a day from Sunday mornings through Friday evenings.
The Wagner Union is the center of student life on campus, and a very important part of a student’s daily experience at Wagner. The Union houses the Bookstore, which provides both books and student supplies, Wagner paraphernalia and greeting cards—almost everything students need throughout the semester. Next to the Bookstore is the Art Gallery, which displays work of local and regional artists as well as art and photography by students and faculty. Also located in the Union are the Center for Academic and Career Engagement, Center for Intercultural Advancement, and other Campus Life offices. These facilities serve vital roles in students’ academic careers at Wagner, providing support services, assistance in career planning and job searches, and playing an integral role in the First Year Program.
Football Stadium and Athletics Field
Part of a recent multi-million dollar renovation of athletics facilities, the new Football Stadium provides a venue for our successful Division I-AA football program. Along with this facility are a multi-sport practice area, baseball field, and softball and lacrosse fields on the lower campus.
This is a description of some of our main facilities. To find more information about facilities at Wagner, please visit and see for yourself the continual updates and improvements Wagner is making to our campus.