The Valie Genuardi Hobbit House

The Valie Genuardi Hobbit House, which has been closed since March 2020 due to COVID-19, will not reopen.

This was a very difficult decision, but one we feel we are called to make. The challenges of operating such a program in a post-pandemic world are significant. After very careful evaluation, we have come to the conclusion that we must focus on the heart of our University Mission, which is to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers and lives of meaning and purpose in the Mercy tradition.

We are very grateful that families in the area have access to other Mercy-centered options nearby, and encourage you to explore those options.

We appreciate your understanding around this very difficult decision.

Stay safe and be well.