Wednesday, September 12, 2012

My Campus: Summer Mini Tour

I thought it would be fun to share a peak of my college campus! One of the reasons I fell in love with Maryland is the campus, it is so beautiful. I also thought it would be cool to make this into a mini series during my last year at Maryland. I am going to take pictures of the campus during each season because honestly it looks wonderful no matter what season it's wearing.
  1// Fun fact! Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets, attended University of Maryland. We have this statue outside of our student union to show our pride. 
2// This is one entrance (and the prettiest) to our student union, more commonly called "STAMP" because of its namesake, Adele H. Stamp. The building is a lot bigger from what you're probably getting from the picture. 
3// McKeldin Library is our main library on campus and is at one end of our academic mall. University of Maryland has the largest academic mall in the country. 
4// Anne Arundel Hall is one of the honors dorms on campus located right behind the library. I wanted to make sure you got the feeling of the architecture that I love so much on this campus.
5// These are some really neat fountains by our art-sociology building. 
6// The Capital One football stadium, home to the University of Maryland Terrapins! 
7// This piece is actually on the side of the alumni building and I only discovered it on my walk back from the stadium (which I walked all the way over to only to realize it was locked). 
8// Testudo! Testudo is a terrapin and he is our mascot. We have a few of these type statues around campus. This one I discovered by the alumni center, there's another in front of McKeldin (most popular), and a hollow one inside of STAMP. I'm sure there are probably more that I don't know about but there are also other statues that are painted with designs. 
9// His nose is shiny because it's tradition to rub the nose for good luck! Around finals, students will leave snacks and such for the Testudo outside of McKeldin.

I hope you enjoyed the mini tour!

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