This Place We Call Home

Beginning as the original four-acre quadrangle donated by Edward Carter and expanding to the 194-acre campus we find today, Mars Hill University has underseen many physical changes over the last 160 years.  These changes can be seen in the physical embodiment of the buildings on campus. These structures, both the ones still standing and the ones long gone, have helped mold our campus in to a unique combination of old and new, of tradition and progress, and are much a part of the story of this place as are the faculty and students.

The institution's past is represented by Founders Hall, a two-story brick building erected before the turn of the 20th century that reminds those on campus of our beloved university's beginnings. Just a few yards away stand both Troy and Pauline Day Hall and Ferguson Health Sciences Center, the physical embodiment of a new chapter in the ever-growing history of Mars Hill University.

Interact with "There’s Something About This Place" to better understand the history of each unique structure that has stood on this campus. From the trademark beauty of Marshbanks Hall to Estella Nissen Montague Hall and its many uses, each building has had a significant influence on both campus and those who have called Mars Hill University home. Take time to learn about buildings that are still here as well as ones whose lost made room for the future of Mars Hill University.

This exhibit is being continuously updated.

Campus Map, 1987
Campus map from the 1987 Laurel, drawn by Gerry Gerard
This Place We Call Home