If you’re already a student here at Mississippi College, you know how beautiful our campus is! If you’re not familiar with our Clinton campus, you’re in for a treat! There are hidden gems all over our little community. Whether you’re looking to study quietly, socialize with friends, or just get away and enjoy a warm breeze on your face, MC provides a spot just for you! Here are a few of my favorite places on campus.
1. Jennings Courtyard
Jennings Hall, home of the English, Modern Language, and History departments. Big deal, right? OH HOLD ON. There’s a courtyard in the middle of the building! Just walking in usually will take anyone’s breath away. There’s a perimeter of classrooms and offices, and in the center is this cute little open area where sunlight and nature can reach you. The fountain is a nice touch, too. Not only is this a great place to just sit and read a book between classes, but the tribes and clubs of MC also use it as a social gathering place.
2. Lover’s Swings
Just a few steps away from Tuscany’s are the Lover’s Swings. This group of swinging benches are without a doubt my favorite place to catch up with an old friend. The area itself is beautiful, but what really seals the deal is the small view of New Men’s dorms and the city of Clinton.
Walking through the piazza, you really get a feel for how quaint our campus is. There’s tables and chairs set up so you can enjoy great food from Hampsteads, and there’s a big fountain that’s fun to watch but NOT to swim in!
4. The Quad
Last but not least, our beautiful Quad! The Quad is home to amateur frisbee and football players. It is also a great place for hide and seek in the dark! On an average day, you can see stacks of hammocks and sun bathers enjoying Mississippi weather. I enjoy wandering the sidewalks on a warm night, myself. Provine chapel and the Jesus statues are great reference points and add to the beauty of our campus!
“The Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:23-24.