Whether you’re looking for experience to supplement your career ambitions or just want to try something fun, we offer a variety of ways - clubs and organizations, student government, leadership - to do the things you'll love. Find meaningful volunteer opportunities. Pledge Greek life. Become the next student body president. Do something amazing.
Dining at Parkside means more than just places to eat. It also means personable staff and comfortable atmospheres to study, relax, or just hang out with friends. When you are hungry, you’ll have great, healthy choices. Enjoy everything from sushi to comfort food at our Brickstone Grill & Eatery. Or find brand-name options, such as our on-campus ERBERT & GERBERT'S® and proudly brewed Starbucks® coffee.
Need a place to catch up with friends or to just relax between classes? No problem. Stretch out on one of the lawns. Spend some quiet time at the library. Visit the Plaza, a great social hub with musicians, art, and food. And don't worry, there'll be wifi everywhere.
Sometimes, it's okay to close your books and play! Life at Parkside also means time spent outside of the classroom. From concerts and films to intramural sports and disc golf, played on a beautiful tree-lined course, we make it easy to stay active, entertained, and experience the arts.
Pick up a hoodie to show off your Ranger pride, coffee mugs for family or friends, accessories to make your room cozier, and, of course, books for next semester - all at the bookstore. Headed to class or study group? Grab a snack at Wyllie Market, or coffee at Molinaro Joe's or The Encore.
Living on campus is a wonderful way to make new friends and enjoy all that our vibrant university life has to offer. We have a variety of living environments to suit your needs, including residence halls, suite-style accommodations, and living-learning communities.
From Academic Advising to Student Affairs, all student service offices are here to help you have a great experience at Parkside. Whether you are looking for computer labs, have a health concern, or need to take a placement test, we offer a variety of services for your convenience.