Accessible Tour

Welcome to Meredith College, where our 2,000 students are Going Strong! We’re one of America’s best colleges according to U.S. News, Forbes, and The Princeton Review. We’re also known for our beautiful campus and we look forward to showing it to you. Select any location by using the links below. We’ll begin our tour at the front gate to Meredith’s campus.

Below are quick links to jump to specific stops of the experience.

Main Campus Drive

Welcome to Meredith College, where our 2,000 students are Going Strong. We’re one of America’s best colleges according to U.S. News, Forbes, and The Princeton Review. We’re also known for our beautiful campus, which is located near downtown Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park.

Johnson Hall

With its distinctive copper dome and grand entrance, Johnson Hall is the most iconic building on Meredith’s campus. Many of Meredith’s administrative offices are housed in Johnson Hall, including the Office of the President and the Jo Ellen Ammons Welcome Center.

Elizabeth Triplett Beam Fountain
Elizabeth Triplett Beam Fountain The fountain incorporates pieces of the building’s original exterior staircase, reflecting the history of Johnson Hall.

Johnson Hall Rotunda

With its sweeping staircase and domed ceiling, the Johnson Hall Rotunda is the first stop for campus visitors. All student enrollment services are located in the wings on either side of the Rotunda, including admissions, financial assistance, the registrar, and the business office.

Ammons Welcome Center - Admissions Lounge

Jo Ellen Ammons Welcome Center – Created as part of an extensive renovation of Johnson Hall, the Welcome Center brought together admissions, financial assistance, accounting, and the registrar on the first floor in order to create a more user-friendly experience for students and their families.

Student Services – Accounting, Financial Assistance, and the Registrar are all conveniently located in Johnson Hall.

Jones Auditorium

Jones Auditorium seats over 600 guests. Dance and theatre productions by students are held in Jones, which also hosts lectures and other special events each semester. Studio Theatre is a black box theatre located below Jones Auditorium.

Aghorham Lecture
Lectures – Meredith often welcomes prominent speakers to our campus – past speakers include Nobel Laureates, former leaders of the United States and Great Britain, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, and human rights activists.
Twyla Tharp - Visiting Artist

Visiting Artists – Meredith hosts a variety of artists such as Twyla Tharp, shown here interacting with the audience.

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Student Dance Performances

Carswell Concert Hall

Carswell Concert Hall, located in the Wainwright Music Building, is used for events such as recitals, concertos, and lectures. It is also equipped with an audio/visual system used for recording and live-streaming performances.

Students Playing Steinway Pianos
Steinway Pianos – Carswell is home to two Steinway grand pianos that are used by students, faculty, and visiting artists.
Quest Performance in Carswell
Performances – Students, faculty, and guest artists perform in Carswell Concert Hall each year.
Student Performances – Music students have opportunities to perform in large and small vocal and instrumental ensembles, opera workshops, and keyboard ensembles.

Residence Halls / Courtyard

Four residence halls border a courtyard where students study, catch up with friends, or just relax in the North Carolina sunshine. The courtyard is also the location for student picnics, outdoor movies, and Stunt, an annual competition between classes. 

Heck Fountain and Dorms
Heck Fountain – Located in the center of one of Meredith’s main courtyards, the Fannie E.S. Heck Fountain has been a meeting place for students since 1928.
Student in Dorm using Laptop
Residence Hall Room – Most rooms in Meredith’s seven residence halls are suite style, with two double rooms sharing a bathroom. All are air conditioned and include common areas and free laundry facilities as well as kitchens. Each kitchen has a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, and sink.

Meredith Beach

The Meredith “Beach” is a space for students to relax outdoors. It includes a sand volleyball court, grassy area bordered by residence halls, and a fire pit, which is often used by members of Meredith’s more than 100 student clubs and organizations. 

Fire pit in dorm quad
Fire Pit

Belk Dining Hall

Belk Dining Hall offers a wide variety of foods including home-cooked meals, weekly themed menus with customizable options, deli-style sandwiches, fruit/yogurt and salad bars, a grill station, delicious desserts, and vegan/vegetarian meals. And with annual average temperatures of 71℉ high and 50℉ low, students often take advantage of the outdoor patio seating.

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Joyner Hall

Academic programs including English, history, and political science, are housed in Joyner Hall, as well as the Honors Program and the Office of International Programs. The Office of International Programs supports international students and manages study abroad – 32% of students study abroad, many in Meredith’s location in Sansepolcro, Italy.

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International Programs
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Student Organizations

Carlyle Campbell Library

Carlyle Campbell Library offers research assistance, collaboration space, and technology support services. The library offers over 440,000 titles in print and online, and access to articles from over 77,000 journals, magazines, and newspapers. It’s also home to the College Archives, the Learning Center, which offers free tutoring in a range of subjects, and a to-go food pod with snacks and beverages.

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Quiet Study Rooms
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Learning Center

Martin Hall

Home to programs including foreign languages, child development, food and nutrition, interior design, fashion design and merchandising, and family and consumer sciences, Martin features specialized labs and studios including a Computer Aided Design (CAD) studio.

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Interior Design Program – Meredith has the only interior design program in the Triangle area accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.
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Fashion Design Program – Meredith’s fashion design program has been named one of the top 75 fashion design schools in the country by fashionschools.org.

Ellen Brewer House

Students gain practical experience at Ellen Brewer House, a five-star, on-campus, infant/toddler education program.

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Child Development in Ellen Brewer House

Weatherspoon Athletic Center

Weatherspoon houses Meredith’s fitness center, dance studios, physical education classrooms, and the athletics and dance studies programs. Outside Weatherspoon are a putting green and driving range as well as a community garden.

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Weatherspoon – Weatherspoon is home to Meredith’s fitness center, dance studios, physical education classrooms, and the athletics and dance studies programs.
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Dickson Foundation Community Garden – Dickson Foundation Community Garden serves as a teaching tool for the undergraduate and graduate food and nutrition programs

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New Academic Building – A new academic building, slated to be completed in January 2021, will house Meredith’s growing communication and exercise and sports science programs. The 13,000 square foot building will include a media studio, editing rooms, a human performance lab, and an assessment lab.

Weatherspoon Gymnasium

Home to Meredith’s basketball and volleyball teams, Weatherspoon Gymnasium provides up-close seating for over 500 spectators. The complex also includes locker rooms, athletic offices, a training room, a fitness center, and dance studios.

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Basketball
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Volleyball

Lowry Fitness Center

Students and student-athletes work out in the recently-renovated Lowery Fitness Center, which includes treadmills, elliptical cross trainers, rowers, power lifting racks, and much more. A member of the USA South Athletic Conference, Meredith fields eight NCAA Division III teams: basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball and club golf.

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Students Working Out
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Cardio Machines
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Lifting Weights

Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center

Meredith’s visual arts programs are housed in Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center, which includes two graphic design labs, a digital photography lab, a lighting studio, studios for drawing, painting, ceramics, 3-D sculpture, and printmaking, an art history lecture hall, a ceramics kiln, and an outdoor sculpture garden.

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Ceramics Studio

The Frankie G. Weems Gallery sponsors numerous exhibitions each year, featuring the work of students, faculty, and guest artists.

Harris Building

The Harris Building is home to Meredith’s School of Business and communication programs. The building’s features include break-out seminar rooms, student study rooms, and a fully-equipped communication lab that simulates an agency setting.

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Communication Lab
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MBA Program – Students may go on to earn their MBA through Meredith’s coeducational program. Some earn their undergraduate degree and MBA in just five years through the MBA 4+1 program.

Cate Student Center

In the Cate Student Center you’ll find Student Leadership and Service, which guides student leadership development, helps students engage in more than 100 clubs and organizations, and supports service and volunteer efforts. Also found in Cate are resources for commuter students including workstations and computers, the campus store and an on-campus post office.

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Campus Store – The campus store is stocked with Meredith College apparel for all ages, collectibles, and gifts for students, graduates, alumnae/i, and fans.
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Post Office – High density mailboxes and mail lockers make receiving packages easy and convenient for students.
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Student Gathering Space
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Park Center – First Year Experience, Residence Life, Career Planning, and Academic Advising are found in Park Center. Career planning begins during a student’s first year – and Meredith graduates enjoy lifetime access to career planning services.

Kresge Auditorium

Kresge Auditorium often hosts lectures and larger on-campus gatherings. A recent renovation improved accessibility, including expanded accessible seating and improved auditorium entrances.

Bee Hive / Student Area

Cate Student Center is a popular place for students to relax between classes, hold meetings and events, or catch a quick bite to eat at The Bee Hive. The Bee Hive is ideal for students on the go, offering made-to-order sandwiches, snacks, coffee, a yogurt bar, and more. The Student Leadership and Service office guides student leadership development, helps students engage in more than 100 clubs and organizations, and supports service and volunteer efforts.

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Student Leadership and Service – This office guides student leadership development, helps students engage in more than 100 clubs and organizations, and supports service and volunteer efforts.

Strengths Lab

StrongPoints® is a personal advising and coaching initiative found only at Meredith. While students build on their strengths throughout their college experience, the StrengthsLab is a dedicated space for them to work on their strengths.

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Wall of Strengths – Students identify their top strengths during New Student Orientation using a research-based assessment tool. They spend the next four years learning how to use their strengths to prepare for the careers and lives they want after graduation.

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StrongPoints – StrongPoints® is a personal advising and coaching initiative found only at Meredith. After identifying their strengths, students learn how to use their strengths to prepare for the careers and lives they want after graduation.

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Office of Career Planning – Expert career planning staff assist students with selecting a major, assessing skills and talents, securing internships, and participating in mock interviews.

Science & Mathematics Building Atrium

The Science and Mathematics Building (SMB) houses science, mathematics, public health, and computer science programs, as well as a dual degree engineering program with NC State University. The Microscopy Suite contains a scanning electron microscope and other advanced light microscopes. An astronomy observation deck houses a weather station and telescope mounts. And computer science students work in the Bit Lab, where they build and deconstruct computers. 

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Penrose Tile – Two Meredith students worked with a mathematics professor to create the Penrose tile design on the atrium floor as part of an undergraduate research project.

Science & Mathematics Building Lab

The Science and Mathematics Building contains 80,000 square feet of labs and classrooms, including 13 research labs and the Engineering Discovery Lab, a hands-on scientific laboratory where students perform experiments and design projects in a group setting.

Science & Mathematics Building Courtyard

On a sunny day, faculty can hold class in the Science and Mathematics Building’s courtyard. And with fountains and a lush, green setting, it’s also an ideal place to study or gather with friends.

Ledford Hall

Meredith’s psychology, education, and social work programs are located in Ledford Hall. Ledford also houses graduate-level psychology and education programs for women and men.

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The Meredith Autism Program  – Ledford is home to the Meredith Autism Program (MAP), one of the only programs in the country to offer clinical experience to undergraduate students who work with children diagnosed on the autism spectrum.

The Oaks Student Apartments

The Oaks, Meredith’s student apartments, are open to juniors and seniors. Each apartment includes a living and dining area, kitchen, washer/dryer, and either two bedrooms and two bathrooms, or four bedrooms and two bathrooms. All bedrooms are designed for single occupancy. Common spaces include a lobby, lounges, and an outdoor patio area. The apartments also hold LEED Silver certification.
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Apartment Interior

Jones Chapel/McIver Amphitheater

Jones Chapel includes a 400-seat sanctuary, the Office of the Chaplain, a common room, meditation room, and a library. The Chapel hosts special events in addition to a weekly non-denominational chapel service. Meredith’s diverse student population includes students from many faith backgrounds.

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Jones Chapel Interior
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McIver Amphitheater – McIver Amphitheater is one of the most memorable outdoor spots on our campus. The park-like setting also provides a quiet place for studying or spending time with friends.

Athletic Complex

Meredith’s athletic complex features an artificial turf field surrounded by an eight-lane track. The Avenging Angels lacrosse, soccer, and track and field teams all practice and compete here. The track is also the site of physical education classes and campus races including Daisy Dash and Trick or Trot, which are open to all students. A member of the USA South Athletic Conference, Meredith has 6 tournament titles in lacrosse, 2 in volleyball and 1 each in soccer and tennis; 5 regular season championships in soccer; 4 regular season championships in lacrosse, 2 in volleyball, and 1 in softball; and 3 cross country championships.

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Track & Field
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Soccer  
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Lacrosse  

Hillsborough Street

Meredith’s front gate opens onto Hillsborough Street. Students enjoy restaurants, a coffee shop, and a comedy club just across the street from the College. Additional restaurants, shopping, salons, and more are all within easy walking distance of campus.

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The greenway is part of Raleigh’s network of recreational trails and is used regularly by students for walking, jogging, and biking. Access begins at the southeastern corner of campus and connects to the Museum Park of the North Carolina Museum of Art, another favorite destination for students.

Raleigh

Meredith is just minutes from downtown Raleigh, North Carolina’s capital city, which has been named the #1 Best Big City in the Southeast by Money magazine. Our students love being close to a vibrant downtown and nearby universities, while living on a green, classically-collegiate campus. Raleigh is also a great place to launch your career – it’s close to the world-famous Research Triangle Park, and our students choose from a range of strong internships – which often turn into jobs.