expansive main quad, also called "The Yard," is
the University’s symbolic heart and center of campus
life. The design is by landscape architect David A. Willinston.
It is the place of choice for many outdoor activities--the
Commencement Exercises, Homecoming's Family Reunion/Yardfest,
concerts, job fairs, student performances, ROTC drills,
and special events at the flagpole. Students can be found
studying or socializing in the shadows of its trees.