Abington residence halls

Penn State Abington Chancellor Damian J. Fernandez and Karen Wiley Sandler, chancellor emerita, place a time capsule behind the cornerstone at The Lions Gate residence hall, scheduled to open in August. The metal box is filled with memorabilia and letters from Fernandez, Sandler, the Student Government Association president, and the current and former directors of Student Affairs. The time capsule will be opened in 2067. The Lions Gate is Abington's first residence hall. 

Image: Pam Brobst

Do Not Open 'til 2067: Time capsule placed at Abington residence hall

ABINGTON, Pa. — Penn State Abington placed a time capsule last week at the site of its first residence hall, The Lions Gate, surpassing another milestone as the building nears completion.

Abington Chancellor Damian J. Fernandez and Karen Wiley Sandler, chancellor emerita, slid the box into the base of the building, and construction workers quickly sealed it behind the cornerstone.

The box was filled with memorabilia including a photo of the first class of resident assistants. Fernandez, Sandler, the Student Government Association president, and others wrote letters they hope will be read by Abington students in 2067 when the capsule is due to be unearthed. 

Faculty, staff, students, and members of the construction team signed the box before it was tucked away. 

The Lions Gate will open for the fall 2017 semester, housing 402 students in apartment-style living.

Contacts: 

Regina Broscius