How far away is…

One of the longstanding myths on campus is that Palmer and Piccolo residence halls are way, way, way farther out than any of the other halls, even the northernmost ones.  And since I was trying to get a little exercise this morning, I thought I’d do a little mythbusting.  So I walked from the very center of the main Quad to the upperclass residence halls to see if Palmer and Piccolo were really the farthest away.  Here’s what the Map My Walk app told me:

Center of Quad to Magnolia and Dogwood – .29 miles

map from the Quad to Magnolia and Dogwood









Center of Quad to Polo – .36 miles

distance from the Quad to Polo Hall









Center of Quad to North Campus Apartments – .44 miles

distance from the Quad to North Campus Apartments









Center of Quad to Martin – .51 miles

distance from the Quad to Martin









Center of Quad to Palmer and Piccolo – .38 miles

center of quad to palmer piccolo









All in all, it’s a pretty walkable campus.  I know some of our first year students have been worried about being able to reach their classes with only a 10 minute break in between.  Honestly, that was never an issue for me.  While I did not have time to walk this morning from Angelou to Scales or Wingate (arguably the two farthest academic buildings from the first year residence halls), I would think students could make that walk in 7-8 minutes.  Maybe I will save that for another day.

It was gray and misty/drizzly today and unseasonably cool.  This felt like the kind of fall day I remember growing up in PA.  It’s a nice change after the hot.  Hope your Deacs enjoyed the 2nd day of classes!



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