Rhodes College Photo Tour

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A Gothic Arch on the Rhodes College Campus

Rhodes College Campus
Rhodes College Campus. Photo Courtesy of Rhodes College

Rhodes College is a private liberal arts college that occupies a 100-acre park-like campus located near downtown Memphis, Tennessee. Students come from 46 states and 15 countries. With a 10 to 1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 13, Rhodes College offers its students lots of personal attention. Students can choose from 32 majors, and the college's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Rhodes is one of the 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope's Colleges That Change Lives, and it made my 2009 list of hidden gems. To learn more about Rhodes College, check out the Rhodes admissions profile and the college's official website.

The photo above shows one of the campus's many Gothic arches and attractive areas for outdoor study.

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Rhodes College Burrow Hall

Rhodes College Burrow Hall
Rhodes College Burrow Hall. Photo Courtesy of Rhodes College

Burrow Hall has changed significantly over the years. Formerly the college library, Burrow Hall was dedicated in 1953, renovated in 1988 and again in 2008 when it re-opened as the Burrow Center for Student Opportunity, a one-stop shop for prospective and current student needs.

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Rhodes College Rollow Avenue of Oaks

Rhodes College Avenue of Oaks
Rhodes College Avenue of Oaks. Photo Courtesy of Rhodes College

Dr. Diehl stands watch over Rhodes’ oak alley, trees planted as saplings by John Rollow, class of 1926, when the institution moved to Memphis in 1925. Mr. Rollow stayed on after graduation as college engineer and Dr. Diehl’s right-hand man for 42 years.

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Rhodes College Archway in the Robinson-Blount Residence Halls Quad

Rhodes College archway in the Robinson-Blount residence halls quad
Rhodes College archway in the Robinson-Blount residence halls quad. Photo Courtesy of Rhodes College

All the buildings at Rhodes College are of collegiate Gothic design, 13 of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The arch in the photo above looks towards East Village, the newest residence hall. The building opened in 2001 and provides apartment-style living areas for juniors and seniors. It includes a Lodge that provides space for recreation and meetings.

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Rhodes College - The Catherine Burrow Refectory

Rhodes College Burrow Refectory
Rhodes College Burrow Refectory. Photo Courtesy of Rhodes College

The Burrow Refectory is the college’s main dining facility. It encompasses five dining areas including the original 1928 Neely Hall with its refectory tables and benches.

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Rhodes College - A Classroom in Daughdrill Tower

Rhodes College Daughdrill Tower
Rhodes College Daughdrill Tower. Photo Courtesy of Rhodes College

Located in Buckman Hall, Daughdrill Tower is named in honor of President Emeritus and Mrs. James H. Daughdrill. President Daughdrill served from 1973-99.

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Rhodes College Lynx Lair in the Bryan Campus Life Center

Rhodes College Lynx Lair in the Bryan Campus Life Center
Rhodes College Lynx Lair in the Bryan Campus Life Center. Photo Courtesy of Rhodes College

Rhodes’ mascot is the lynx. The Lair, located in the Bryan Campus Life Center, is where students, faculty and staff go to relax, dine and watch TV. The Lair was renovated in 2007 with major student input.

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Rhodes College Electronic Card Catalogue

Rhodes College Electronic Card Catalogue in the Paul Barret Jr. Library
Rhodes College Electronic Card Catalogue in the Paul Barret Jr. Library. Photo Courtesy of Rhodes College

Contemporary technology and traditional Gothic architecture come together in the state-of-the-art Paul Barret Jr. Library. The building opened in 2005.

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Rhodes College - The Grand Staircase in the Paul Barret Jr. Library

Rhodes College - The grand staircase in the Paul Barret Jr. Library
Rhodes College - The grand staircase in the Paul Barret Jr. Library. Photo Courtesy of Rhodes College

The folks at Rhodes insist no one ever gets confused navigating the ups and downs of the four-story Paul Barret Jr. Library, but the scene looks suspiciously like the moving stairways in Hogwarts.

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Rhodes College - The Media Center in the Paul Barret Jr. Library

Rhodes College - The Media Center in the Paul Barret Jr. Library
Rhodes College - The Media Center in the Paul Barret Jr. Library. Photo Courtesy of Rhodes College

The Media Center houses more than 2,400 videos and other media formats to supplement academic instruction and to provide entertainment for members of the Rhodes community. Three viewing theaters are available for student use.

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The Rhodes College Seal

The Rhodes College Seal
The Rhodes College Seal. Photo Courtesy of Rhodes College

The official seal of Rhodes College is manifest throughout campus; this one is in the Admissions Lobby, Burrow Hall.

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Rhodes College - Students Studying by the Amphitheater

Rhodes College - Students studying by the amphitheater
Rhodes College - Students studying by the amphitheater. Photo Courtesy of Rhodes College

The amphitheater is the main entrance to the Frazier Jelke Science Center, which houses the Department of Biology.

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Rhodes College - Paul Barret Jr. Library Cloister

Rhodes College - Paul Barret Jr. Library Cloister
Rhodes College - Paul Barret Jr. Library Cloister. Photo Courtesy or Rhodes College

The Library Cloister surrounds the Southern Literary Garden, which contains plants mentioned in literature by Southern authors.

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Rhodes College - Wi-fi by the Richard Halliburton Memorial Tower

Rhodes College - Wi-fi by the Richard Halliburton Memorial Tower
Rhodes College - Wi-fi by the Richard Halliburton Memorial Tower. Photo Courtesy of Rhodes College

Students often study outdoors and can easily connect wirelessly to the campus network. The bell tower in this photo, which rings the hour, was given by the parents of the world traveler and author Richard Halliburton in 1962.