How to Pronounce: “Ascension”

Ascension Hall, warmed by the golden sunset of a stunning fall day (via

Widely considered one of the most beautiful buildings on campus, Ascension Hall houses classrooms, professors’ offices, and the spacious Philomathesian Hall, where many lectures, discussions, and club meetings take place. The crowning jewel of this historic treasure, however, is undoubtedly Nu Pi Kappa, known colloquially as “Third Floor Ascension”, whose grand wooden study tables and indulgently comfortable leather couches hardly themselves compare to the beauty of the stained glass bay windows. Built in 1859 with classic Victorian Gothic style in mind, we’re glad this old gal is still around to keep us warm and dry during many a cold, late night study session!

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