Talk:Campus

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USA[edit]

campuses american?.

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Yup Lastitem (talk) 16:29, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
The term is also used in the UK. Jim Michael (talk) 21:14, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

More precise definition?[edit]

I came here looking for a more precise definition of campus, which would necessarily require multiple definitions.

In the US, I have seen "campus" (in the higher education sense) used to mean:

1. the land and buildings for a university that are either contiguous or in a single section of a city intermixed with public roads and non-university businesses;

 examples: Brandeis (contiguous campus) and MIT (partly contiguous, partly mixed with public roads).

2. the land and buildings for the same university located in different parts of the same city, each with its own special purpose;

 examples: Harvard (medical campus is in the Longwood section of Boston, main campus is in Cambridge and the Allston section of Boston)
  Boston College (law school campus is several blocks from the main campus).

3. an autonomous university within a larger university system

  example: UCLA, UC Berkley, and UC Riverside are independent universities within the University of California system.

Is this precise enough? Bostoner (talk) 02:12, 29 September 2010 (UTC)