Grey Towers Castle

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May 4, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Bleiweiss ’21 Explores History of Grey Towers Castle

Art History major Kat Bleiweiss ’21 has worked to uncover the history behind the original purchase of Arcadia University’s Grey Towers Castle and the surrounding property.  Her fascination with the Castle’s history began as a first-year student and grew with her first visit to the...

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Lashanna Bryant Feb 28, 2021 7:00 pm

VLOG: College Campus with a Castle
Haber Green, Commons, and Castle

Caitlin Joyce Aug 12, 2019 10:01 am

My Favorite Spots on Campus

As I prepare to enter my final fall semester at Arcadia, I’m feeling nostalgic toward specific locations on campus that hold special meaning to me. I’ve always been a creature of habit—I like consistency in my surroundings and get attached to the spaces I frequently visit. Since it’s always a...

Flyer with a smoking pistol and Hedda Gabler performances

Mar 18, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Theater Hosts Hedda Gabler in Grey Towers Castle

If all the world’s a stage, then the Arcadia University Theater is taking every opportunity to perform in creative spaces around campus– including Grey Towers Castle. For Hedda Gabler, which will run from March 28 to 31, they’re transforming the lobby, Dining Room, and Rose and Mirror rooms into...

William Snell Nov 7, 2017 11:24 am

Mid-Semester Stress Busters

Sixth week evaluations are a distant memory and, at this point, most of us just want the semester to be over already. Even though school can be rough, it is important to try to make the most of your free time by enjoying yourself on and around campus as much as you can. A lot of people tend...

Mitchell Boulden Peiffer Nov 2, 2017 8:00 pm

Behind the Scenes of ‘Haunted Arcadia’

It’s nearly 12:30 a.m. and more than 50 people dressed in togas are resting on the steps of the grand hall in Grey Towers Castle at the end of a long Saturday. The president of the Society for Castle Restoration calls for attention and makes the announcement everyone has been waiting for: “We...

William Snell Oct 20, 2017 10:05 am

Best Hidden (and Not-So-Hidden) Study Spots on Campus

As the leaves begin to change, and classes begin to intensify, students can easily begin to feel overwhelmed by the increased workload and attention that many college classes require. I once was, and often still am, in your shoes. Being a student on a pre-professional track (Pre-Physical Therapy...

Spencer Potts Oct 24, 2016 8:00 pm

Is Arcadia Haunted?

Arcadia has a rich history of ghost stories, as if the haunted castle isn’t a big enough indicator of that. The campus is brimming with rumors of secret lovers dying on campus and hidden tunnels connecting long-forgotten buildings. The Society for Castle Restoration (SCR), a club...

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Nov 19, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Grey Towers Castle Highlighted on Mental Floss,

Grey Towers Castle was named on a list of 11 American Castles You Can Visit by Mental Floss (re-published on Arcadia’s Grey Towers Castle, which recently celebrated its 30th year as a National Historic Landmark, stands alongside other historic and majestic castles such as...

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Aug 17, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Dr. Belcher’s Son Marries at Castle; Wedding Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

As part of its weekly spotlight on area weddings, The Philadelphia Inquirer highlighted a ceremony at Grey Towers Castle between Allison Watman and Eric Belcher, son of former Professor of History Dr. Gerald L. Belcher, who passed away in 1991. A graduate of Ringling Bros. and Barnum &...

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Feb 7, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Video: After the Snowfall

Aug 28, 2013 Purnell Cropper

BuzzFeed: Arcadia Featured on List of ‘Campuses That Make You Feel Like You’re At Hogwarts’

Arcadia University students have been saying it for a while, but Arielle Calderon of BuzzFeed recently pointed out the similarities between Grey Towers Castle and Harry Potter’s alma mater in “21 College Campuses That Make You Feel Like You’re At Hogwarts.” (Go to the article at The...