Moravian Terminology

Amos: Moravian University's mascot; University intranet (Access Moravian Online Services); middle name of John Amos Comenius, the father of modern education, whose statue is in front of Comenius Hall

ARC (Athletics and Recreation Center): Home to Johnston Hall, Breidegam Field House, and the Fitness Center

Benigna: University yearbook; the building on the corner of Elizabeth Avenue and Monocacy Street that houses St. Lukes Psychiatric Clinic and is named for Countess Benigna von Zinzendorf, founder of Moravian as a girls’ school in 1742, whose statue is on the Hurd (South) Campus

Blue & Grey: University colors; dining option in the HUB across from the Pavilion

Canvas: University's online learning management system for coursework

Career Readiness Digital Badges: This digital record of employer desired skills is the perfect way for you to articulate your Elevate experience and stand out to potential employers or graduate schools. You can earn points toward these badges during your time at Moravian by attending lectures, joining student organizations, participating in research, studying abroad, and more. Ask your Career Development Strategist for more information!

Clewell Convenience: Grab-and-go dining located in Peter Hall on the Hurd (South) Campus

Clewell Dining Hall: Traditional dining option in Peter Hall on the Hurd (South) Campus

Collier Hall of Science: Located at Main and Locust Streets; home to the sciences; referred to as “the Hall of Science”

Comenius Hall: Academic building across from Colonial Hall; originally housed the entire men’s college; named for John Amos Comenius

DeLight’s: Cafe-style dining option located in the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences, location of Starbucks coffee

Dorm Circle: Traffic circle located outside of Bernhardt-Wilhelm and Rau-Hassler; can be accessed from West Laurel Street by the Hillside Complex

Elevate: Moravian's all-encompassing undergraduate experience that includes guaranteed internship and hands-on learning opportunities, a global travel experience for all, and dedicated career support throughout your entire time at Moravian and beyond. 

First Year Writing Seminar (FYWS): Required course for all incoming first-year students; introduction to university-level writing

Haupert Union Building (HUB): University student union, which is home to the Arena Theatre, Center for Career & Civic Engagement, Dining Services, mailroom, meeting rooms, Mo's Cupboard, Office of Conference & Event Management, Office of Student Engagement, and Office of Student Life

Hound Bucks: Component of the student meal plan; used as a declining balance at dining locations

Hound 'Em: Moravian's catchphrase encouraging the community to be part of the Pack and embrace the qualities of Greyhounds—courageous and fast, but gentle and friendly

HUB Desk: Information desk in the HUB; staffed by students

Johnston Hall: Main athletics building, including coaches’ offices and the varsity basketball court

Midnight Oasis: Midnight breakfast in the Star and Clewell Dining Hall during finals

Mo and Benny: President Grigsby’s greyhounds, who are often spotted on campus

Mo's Cupboard: Campus resource pantry that provides shelf-stable food items, toiletries, dorm and cleaning supplies to any student in need

Pavilion: Large all-purpose area across from the Blue & Grey in the HUB

PPHAC (Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex): Academic building across from the HUB; home of social sciences departments

The Sally (Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences): Located at Main and Laurel Streets; home to the health sciences and mathematics; referred to as “the Sally”

The Star: Traditional dining hall option located in the HUB on Main Street Campus

Steel Athletic Complex: Located on Elizabeth Avenue between Center and New Streets; home to football field, track & field competition area, baseball field, softball field, and tennis courts

Swipe: Student name for the Moravian ID Card, since you “swipe” for food and access to the residence halls

Vespers: Beloved tradition held two weekends following Thanksgiving Break; candlelight ceremony distinctive of the Moravian tradition featuring music by students and worship service