The historic walking tour—sponsored by the University of Minnesota, Morris and West Central School of Agriculture Alumni Associations—is a self-guided tour of the Morris campus, including the Mall and 13 historic buildings. During the tour, you will learn a bit of history, hear how social trends affected the campus, and listen to entertaining stories. The tour takes approximately one-hour.
Download the individual stops, or download the entire audio tour. (46MB)
“Some campus history, and an introduction to Clarence Johnston’s architecture”
- Stop 1 The Mall, 1911
“Shelter from the Wind”
- Stop 2 Multi-Ethnic Resource Center (Music Hall, Indian School Boys’ Dormitory), 1899, 1921
“A Rare Artifact”
- Stop 3 Education Building (Infirmary), 1924
“Epidemics and an Infamous Prank”
- Stop 4 Spooner Hall (Boys’ Dormitory), 1913
“Dorm Living Was a Great Thing”
- Stop 5 Blakely Hall (Senior Hall), 1920
“Rifle Shots in the Basement”
- Stop 6 Behmler Hall (Dining Hall), 1918
“Dinner and Dancing”
- Stop 7 John Q. Imholte Hall (Agricultural Hall), 1921
“A Palace for Cows”
- Stop 8 Saddle Club Barn (Cattle Barn), 1914
“Your Horse Can Live on Campus, Too”
8.a. Seed House (Storage Building), 1929
- Stop 9 Welcome Center (Engineering), 1915
“A Model of Energy Efficiency”
- Stop 10 Camden Hall (Girls’ Dormitory), 1912
“An Identical Twin—Until It Burned”
- Stop 11 Pine Hall (Junior Hall), 1926
“Plain Rafter Tails”
- Stop 12 Humanities (Home Economics), 1955
“Home Management and Orphan Babies”
- Stop 13 UMM Student Center (Edson Hall), 1959
“A Popular Superintendent”
If you are having trouble downloading this file, please contact the Office of Media Services and Technology at 320-589-6150.
Walking tour maps and iPods—with the audio tour already on them—are available for check out in the Welcome Center.
We hope you enjoy your tour!