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Eckerd College Virtual Tour in St. Petersburg, Florida

Welcome to the Eckerd College Virtual Tour in St. Petersburg, Florida.

STUDY:

Wrenn Hall

Wrenn Hall is a great place for individual or group study. It's located in the James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences—our smartest and most environmentally sustainable building complete with motion-activated lights, HVAC 'smart' A/C, and LEED Platinum Certification.

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Wrenn Hall

Classroom

When students aren't studying outdoors or in the field, they convene in classrooms designed for collaborative learning. The average class size is 20.

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Classroom

Galbraith Laboratory Deck

Galbraith Marine Science Lab's second-floor deck overlooks Boca Ciega Bay.

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Galbraith Laboratory Deck

MakerSpace

Need a workspace and tools to create? Go no farther than our MakerSpace. It caters to creators of all kinds, from woodworkers to designers who bring 3D-printed objects to life.

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MakerSpace

Armacost Library

Armacost library provides study space for approximately 400 students and offers 17 group study rooms available for reservation, five lounges, multiple computer stations and a 24-hour open access computer lab

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Armacost Library

James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences Lounge

This teaching lab in the James Center is equipped with a million dollars' worth of new equipment for biology and chemistry classes.

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James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences Lounge

Roberts Music Center Patio

Celebration and relaxation convene at the Roberts Music Center patio on the southern bank of Fox Pond. Cobblestone pavers line the ground where students gather under shade trees to relax or study in harmony with the hourly chiming of Wireman Chapel.

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Roberts Music Center Patio

Nielsen Center for Visual Arts

The 33,000-square-foot Nielsen Center blends into the campus"s natural beauty courtesy of large glass walls overlooking Fox Pond and unique outdoor features, including a ceramics and sculpture yard.

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Nielsen Center for Visual Arts

Jim Crane Painting Studio

The Crane Painting Studio, in the new Nielsen Center for Visual Arts, is a premier classroom overlooking Southshore Grove and Fox Pond, with northeastern exposure and floor-to-ceiling windows to flood the space with natural light for inspired painting.

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Jim Crane Painting Studio

Galbraith Marine Science Laboratory lab room

A class with Dr. Wetzel in Galbraith Marine Science Lab.

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Galbraith Marine Science Laboratory lab room

LIVE:

Omega Residence Hall Room

Each suite in the three-story waterfront Omega Complex, reserved for juniors and seniors, contains two bathrooms that are shared by two or three students.

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Omega Residence Hall Room

Omega Residence Hall Balcony

Omega residence hall is reserved for juniors and seniors. The three-story facility features suite-style living with balconies overlooking Frenchman's Creek and Boca Ciega Bay.

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Omega Residence Hall Balcony

Starbucks®

When nothing but caffeine will do, head to our Starbucks® coffee shop!

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Starbucks®

Sigma Residence Hall Room

Sigma residence hall features hotel-style living spaces with privately shared bathrooms in each room. The complex has a laundry facility with complimentary washers and dryers, as well as easy access to parking lots, a fire pit, a recreation room and the CEC Cafeteria.

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Sigma Residence Hall Room

Iota Residence Hall Lounge

Iota residence hall, centrally located near the Eckerd Library, consists of four interconnected houses that have two lounge areas each—as well as communal and private-access bathrooms.

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Iota Residence Hall Lounge

Iota Residence Hall Room

Iota residence hall is our newest residence complex and is centrally located near the Eckerd Library. Each of its four interconnected houses contains either a kitchenette or indoor laundry facility with complimentary washers and dryers

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Iota Residence Hall Room

Nu Residence Hall Courtyard

In the Nu residence hall, adjacent to the South Recreation Field, each room has its own bathroom. Each suite offers students a common living area, which includes a small living room, a kitchenette, and a washer and dryer. The courtyard is a great place to hang out.

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Nu Residence Hall Courtyard

Residence Hall Courtyard

Residence-hall courtyards are equipped with communal bike racks, picnic areas, outdoor charcoal barbecues and hammocks.

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Residence Hall Courtyard

Residence Hall Lounge

Complex lounges offer full eat-in kitchens, which include stoves, microwaves, ovens, dishwashers and granite countertops. These communal areas make perfect spaces for studying or entertaining.

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Residence Hall Lounge

Residence Hall Student Room

A "traditional" student room in the Zeta Complex comes with a gorgeous water view.

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Residence Hall Student Room

Hough Quad

Triton's Pub looks out onto Hough Quad, the heart of campus. Formally called Hough Center, the Quad is composed of Brown, Cobb, Edmundson, Fox and Lindsey Halls.

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Hough Quad

Triton's Pub

Triton's Pub offers large-screen TVs, pool tables and a stage for live music. Dining services include a hot grill, deli-wrap station, select soups, sandwiches and snacks as well as beer for patrons aged 21 and over.

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Triton's Pub

Café Bon Appétit

We have two full cafeterias on campus. Dedicated to serving fresh food, Café Bon Appétit purchases seasonal ingredients from small owner-operated farms and ranches within a 150-mile radius of campus and avoids meat and dairy from animals raised with artificial hormones or routine antibiotics. This is part of Eckerd’s commitment to sustainability.

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Café Bon Appétit

Café Bon Appétit Patio

Outdoor cafeteria seating and planters; herbs and fruit grown in the planters are often included in meals here.

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Café Bon Appétit Patio

Eckerd College Search and Rescue Team Headquarters

EC-SAR, the only collegiate volunteer​ ​maritime search and rescue ​organization in the U.S., offers assistance to boaters in Tampa Bay and surrounding waters. Responsibilities of the student-volunteers, who are on call 24/7, include towing, firefighting, searching for missing people or​​ ​overdue vessels, pulling vessels from aground, dewatering sinking vessels and performing medical rescues.

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Eckerd College Search and Rescue Team Headquarters

Wireman Chapel

Wireman Chapel, on Fox Pond, is the focus of Eckerd"s commitment to the centrality of the life of the spirit, whatever form it takes, and its house of God, by whatever name He, or She, is called. This sanctuary-in-the-round encourages connection through worship, artistic performance, education, annual baccalaureate services and more.

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Wireman Chapel

PLAY:

Skateboard Ramp

The skate ramp, adjacent to South Beach, is 16 feet wide and 3.5 feet tall. It recently was fitted with Ramp Armor and decorated with a mural designed by our visual arts students.

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Skateboard Ramp

South Beach Fire Pit

Wi-Fi–enabled, Eckerd's South Beach is a place to sit back, relax and unwind—especially by a glowing fire.

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South Beach Fire Pit

South Beach Pavilion

Recreation on the shore of Boca Ciega Bay is enjoyed by just about everyone, including pets. Fitness groups and clubs use the pavilion and outdoor exercise equipment regularly for workouts.

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South Beach Pavilion

South Recreation Field

South Field, also known as Kappa Field, is ideal for club sports such as Men’s and Women’s Rugby and Ultimate Frisbee. It's also a great spot for lounging in the Florida sun on a cloudless afternoon with friends and pets.

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South Recreation Field

Beach Volleyball Courts

Home to the Eckerd College NCAA Division II Beach Volleyball team and situated next to South Beach, the two courts have easily adjustable–height nets and are used by varsity athletes as well as other students for recreational games. An outdoor shower next to the courts makes cleanup easy.

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Beach Volleyball Courts

Waterfront Complex

The docks on Frenchman's Creek are a prime location to launch your next water expedition, hang out with friends or find a soft breeze in the shade while you study for your next exam!

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Waterfront Complex

Wallace Boathouse

The Waterfront Program offers students sailboats, paddleboards, canoes, kayaks, fishing gear, camping gear and more. Wakeboarding trips leave daily. Professors also take students onto Boca Ciega Bay by boat or kayak for class. Just bring your student ID and a towel!

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Wallace Boathouse

Doyle Sailing Center

The Doyle Sailing Center is home to the College"s Coed and Women's Sailing teams. Student-sailors enjoy a floating dock system with 26 slips—one of the best, if not the best, in the country; easy access to Boca Ciega Bay, allowing first-class competitions and quality training time during practices; and a protected cove to respond with ease in Florida"s ever-changing weather.

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Doyle Sailing Center

Hough Loft

Sailing coaches have the perfect vantage point to monitor how the Sailing teams are performing from atop Hough Loft.

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Hough Loft

GO Pavilion

GO Pavilion offers 10,000 square feet of open-air space for sports, concerts and other campus events like the annual Festival of Cultures.

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GO Pavilion

Swimming Pool

The outdoor pool, on the north side of campus, is open daily for students. It has a 12-foot deep end, six 25-yard swimming lanes and lounge equipment along the perimeter. The pool also hosts SCUBA training as well as many campus events and celebrations.

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Swimming Pool

Fitness Center

With over 7,500 square feet of workout space, the fitness center offers free weights, machine weights, cardio machines, a group training room, kickboxing space and an aerobics/dance room with wood floors. [br] Student-taught fitness classes include yoga, weight training, spin, step, Zumba, stretching, Pilates, Ab Attack, CrossFit, Muay Thai, MMA and self-defense.

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Fitness Center

Bullard Tennis Courts

Six tennis courts, adjacent to the Johnson Athletic Field, are home to our NCAA Division II Men's and Women"s Tennis teams.

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Bullard Tennis Courts

Softball Field

The softball field is part of the Turley Athletic Complex and home to the Eckerd College NCAA Division II Softball team.

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Softball Field

Baseball Field

The baseball field, located on the east side of campus directly across from the Waterfront Complex, is home to the Eckerd College Baseball team, which has made 10 NCAA Division II national tournament appearances. The team fell to UC-Riverside in the 1977 championship game, 4–1. Field dimensions are 330 feet down the lines, 365 to the gaps and 400 to dead center.

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Baseball Field

Johnson Athletic Field

Dedicated to soccer, our lighted field boasts Sprint Turf—perfect for year-round varsity and intramural games. The field is home to the Eckerd College NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Soccer teams.

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Johnson Athletic Field