Stetson University Photo Tour

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Stetson University Photo Tour

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Carlton Union Building (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Stetson University, located just west of Daytona Beach in DeLand, Florida, is one of the top Florida colleges. Founded in 1883, Stetson has a rich and storied history, and several buildings on the campus are included on the National Register of Historic Places. If you’re interested in applying to Stetson, be sure to visit our Stetson University admissions profile.

Pictured here is the Carleton Union Building, the center of student activity on campus. The facility includes a cafeteria, coffeehouse, campus bookstore, post office, and a convenience store among other amenities. It also houses the offices of Student Involvement, Student Government Association, and the Academic Success Center, which offers academic assistance, success coaching, disability resources, and tutoring.

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DeLand Hall at Stetson University

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DeLand Hall at Stetson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Constructed in 1884, DeLand Hall is the oldest building in continuous use in higher education in the state of Florida and was the first building on the Stetson campus. It ​is on the National Register of Historic Places and part of the Stetson University Campus Historic District. DeLand Hall has served a variety of purposes throughout its history, but since 2004, it has been primarily an administration building, containing the offices of the President, Academic Affairs, VP of Development, and Institutional Research.

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Elizabeth Hall at Stetson University

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Elizabeth Hall at Stetson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Named for early university benefactor John B. Stetson’s wife, Elizabeth Hall is often considered Stetson’s signature building, most notably for the white cupola atop the central pavilion that serves as the undergraduate program’s official symbol. It houses several departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. The 786-seat Lee Chapel in the building’s south wing serves as the primary performance space for the School of Music and has hosted a number of well-known lecturers including Robert Frost, Jimmy Carter, Ralph Nader, and Desmond Tutu.

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Griffith Hall at Stetson University

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Griffith Hall at Stetson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Griffith Hall is often the first building that prospective students visit at Stetson University, as it houses the university’s Office of Admissions as well as the Office of Financial Aid. Constructed in 1989, it is a relatively new building on the historical campus.

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duPont-Ball Library at Stetson University

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duPont-Ball Library at Stetson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The duPont-Ball Library features an extensive print and digital media collection, including more than 330,000 print books and bound periodicals, 345,000 federal documents, 4,400 videos and DVDs, 6,400 CDs, and 17,000 scores. Students can also access thousands of web-accessible journals and e-books and over 100 online databases from anywhere on or off campus. The library provides dozens of computers for student use as well as printing, scanning and photocopying services.

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Lynn Business Center at Stetson University

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Lynn Business Center at Stetson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Stetson prides itself on its environmental responsibility, and the Eugene M. and Christine Lynn Business Center is a prime example of the university’s adherence to “green” policies. It was the first building in Florida to be certified as a green building by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, meeting strict criteria of building design and construction as well as ongoing recycling and water and energy conservation practices. Home to the university’s AACSB-accredited School of Business Administration, the Lynn Business Center is a state-of-the-art facility equipped with modern technology for multimedia education.

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Sage Hall Science Center at Stetson University

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Sage Hall Science Center at Stetson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Sage Hall Science Center provides classroom, laboratory, and research space for Stetson’s biology, chemistry, environmental science, and physics programs. Undergraduate students in Stetson’s science programs have extensive opportunities for assisting professors in their research as well as developing their own research projects. The building recently underwent an $11 million expansion, adding over 20,000 square feet to the original structure and increasing science classroom and lab space by 50 percent.

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Sampson Hall at Stetson University

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Sampson Hall at Stetson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Sampson Hall houses classrooms for Stetson’s various arts and language programs as well as the Duncan Gallery of Art, a 2,000-square-foot exhibition space central to the local art community, featuring exhibits by students and well-known visiting artists. Sampson Hall is a significant part of Florida’s architectural heritage as well, as one of the last remaining buildings in the state designed by Henry John Klutho, the first Floridian to become a member of the American Institute of Architects.

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Allen Hall at Stetson University

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Allen Hall at Stetson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The majority of Stetson’s religious programs are housed in Allen Hall, including the Department of Religious Studies, offices for the Institute of Christian Ethics and the Howard Thurman Program, and the Baptist Collegiate Ministries student organization. The facility also features a stage and meeting spaces for student and faculty use.

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Carson/Hollis Hall at Stetson University

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Carson/Hollis Hall at Stetson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Carson/Hollis Hall is home to Stetson’s First-Year Experience Living-Learning Community, a residence option for first-year students that offers activities, workshops and other projects to encourage immersion in the Stetson community and build leadership skills. Amenities in Carson/Hollis Hall include a common kitchen, on-site parking, central heat and air conditioning, furnished common lounge areas, and laundry facilities. It houses more than 90 occupants in double rooms and is gendered by floor.

Stetson University has options for students who wish to bring pets to campus, and the university made our list of the top pet-friendly colleges.

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Chaudoin Hall at Stetson University

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Chaudoin Hall at Stetson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

In addition to its basic amenities, which include a community kitchen and common spaces, central heat and air conditioning, and on-site parking, Chaudoin Hall is the location of Stetson’s Women’s Leadership Living-Learning Community. Open to all female first-year students, this program encourages participants to explore their interests, develop leadership skills, and become active in the Stetson community.

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Conrad Hall at Stetson University

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Conrad Hall at Stetson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Newly renovated in 2012, Conrad Hall provides housing for 80 first-year female students in shared occupancy rooms. It offers student lounges on each floor, common laundry and kitchen facilities, and basic amenities including central heat and air, basic cable, wireless and hardwire internet and on-site parking.

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Emily Hall at Stetson University

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Emily Hall at Stetson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Emily Hall is one of Stetson’s residence options for returning and transfer students. It houses 220 students in shared occupancy rooms, with amenities including suite-style bathrooms, a community kitchen, laundry facilities and lounge areas, and on-site parking. Emily Hall also offers gender-neutral housing, an option available to juniors, seniors and graduate students who wish to share living spaces without the traditional gendered environments and boundaries.

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Edmunds Athletic Center at Stetson University

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Edmunds Athletic Center at Stetson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Edmunds Center is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena that is home to many of the university’s athletic teams, including men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, and volleyball. The Edmunds Center has also hosted a number of celebrity performers throughout the years, including Bill Cosby, Jay Leno, country music legend Hank Williams Jr., and Spyro Gyra.

The Stetson University Hatters compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference.

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Wilson Athletic Center at Stetson University

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Wilson Athletic Center at Stetson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Stetson’s expanding sport and exercise science department is located in the Wilson Athletic Center, a facility adjacent to Edmunds Center that supplements the university’s athletic offerings with a sports medicine lab, exercise physiology lab, weight room, classrooms, and faculty offices. Integrative health sciences, with tracks in health science or rehabilitative studies, is currently one of the most popular majors in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Hollis Center at Stetson University

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Hollis Center at Stetson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Hollis Center is the hub of recreation, health and wellness at Stetson. Facilities include a fitness room, field house, cardio room, pool and aerobics/dance area, and all are open to students, faculty and staff. The Department of Wellness and Recreation, housed in the Hollis Center, also offers a variety of intramural sports, outdoor activities, and other health and wellness initiatives including alcohol and drug use awareness programs, peer educating, and wellness workshops.

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Hand Art Center at Stetson University

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Hand Art Center at Stetson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center is a 5,000-square-foot art facility containing two gallery spaces. The first exhibits rotating selections from the Vera Bleumner Kouba Collection, a collection of more than 1,000 pieces by the late Modernist painter Oscar Bleumner bequeathed to the university by his daughter. The second gallery displays various other works from the university’s permanent collection or by featured artists in special shows. The building also includes a reception space, vault, preparation area, and an art study-seminar room for classes and other student events.

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Sigma Phi Epsilon at Stetson University

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Sigma Phi Epsilon at Stetson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Sigma Phi Epsilon is one of 11 Greek organizations at Stetson, which is known for its vibrant and highly engaged Greek life. Members are encouraged to participate in their fraternities’ and sororities’ various educational initiatives, leadership experiences, and networking opportunities. The five social sororities on campus are Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Delta Delta, Pi Beta Phi, and Zeta Tau Alpha, and the social fraternities include Delta Sigma Phi, Phi Sigma Kappa, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi Epsilon (whose house is pictured), and Alpha Tau Omega.

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Flagler Hall at Stetson University

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Flagler Hall at Stetson University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Several administrative offices are located in Flagler Hall, including the Office of Career Development and Academic Advising, which offers professional guidance and career services for students. The elaborate Mediterranean-style brick and terra cotta building was financed by a donation from railroad magnate Henry M. Flagler. It is part of the Stetson University Campus Historical District, a group of buildings and structures on campus that have received landmark designation by the National Register of Historic Places.

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