Miami Presents: The Evolution of our Campus & Its Student Life

Presented on: Friday, June 11th at 10:30 AM EDT

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We are excited to bring all the tradition and excitement of Alumni Weekend – along with some new twists on old favorites – right to you! You don’t have to be on campus to experience all the Love and Honor with our full slate of virtual events. 

Join University Architect Emeritus Bob Keller ’73 as he takes you on a journey through the decades of Miami’s campus - the history, the layout, the buildings and their architecture. We will examine the development of our campus and buildings from a log school house built in 1811 along a dirt road that would become Campus Ave., to a university of 150+- buildings. Explore student life from students cutting their own firewood for the cast iron stoves in their small rooms in Stoddard & Elliott Halls, the beginnings of Greek life, impact of the Civil War, advent of sports, the first women students, from horse & buggy to trains to cars, on up through two World Wars, social upheaval of the 60's & 70's and a stroll to uptown Oxford and some of our favorite establishments!

At the end of the session, join Bob Keller and Miami University Alumni Association Senior Director- Alumni Engagement, Mark Macechko ‘01 to induct the Class of 1970 and 1971 into the Hughes Society! Anyone from the Class of 1970 and 1971 who register will be mailed their Hughes Society pins prior to Alumni Weekend.

Sponsored by the Knolls of Oxford

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