Feb 21, 2014

Wordology, Campus

A campus is traditionally the land on which a college or university and related institutional buildings are situated. It usually includes libraries, lecture halls, residence halls, student centers, etc.

It comes from a Latin word for "field" and was first used to describe the grounds of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) during the 18th century. Other American colleges later adopted the word to describe individual fields at their own institutions. A school has multiple spaces, such as a campus, a field, a yard, etc.