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Arts and Performances on Campus

This photo shows one of our students working hard in order to showcase their talent.

A cultural center for southwestern Pennsylvania, California University hosts art exhibitions, concerts, dance performances, films, readings and lectures throughout the year.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs at the Mainstage Theatre in Steele Hall. The Manderino Library hosts Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Service (SITES) exhibitions.  The University offers self-guided tours of its art and arboretum. The Noss Lecture Series brings national and international speakers to campus. And these are just a few of the cultural activities on campus.

Students here directly benefit from the University's world-class affiliations  and partnerships with museums, performing arts centers and public institutions. Plus, students can have a hand in deciding some of the art and performances on campus.

The Student Activities Board welcomes new members to help program entertainment and events  and arrange trips to cultural sites off campus. The board, funded by the Student Association Inc., a nonprofit corporation owned and operated by students, offers something for everyone throughout the academic year.

Cal U's Own Theatre and Dance

The Department of Theatre and Dance produces some of the most exciting plays, musicals and dance performances on campus. Productions are open to all students, regardless of major.  Each fall, the department produces the First Year Student Show, which is open to first-year Cal U students only. This production serves as a showcase for all incoming students interested in experiencing University theater. 

Be a part of the action! Contact the Department of Theatre and Dance for more information.

Upcoming Events
8/1/2015, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Mon Valley Performing Arts Academy will wrap up its 2015 summer theater experience for young performers with a fully staged production of the children’s musical “Seussical Jr.” at 4 p.m. Aug. 1 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. Ticket price is $8 for adults, $4 for children.... More
8/20/2015, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Cal U Band Camp concludes with the annual "End of Camp" concert on the Campus Quad. The event is free and open the Cal U community and public. More info:

More than 100 Clubs and Organizations

Withso many clubs and organizations, Cal U offers new students countless ways to meet people and support the community.  Find out how you can get involved.

World-Class Affiliations

Learn more about Cal U's world-class affiliations and how the University serves as a cultural center to the region.

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