University of Montevallo

All tour stops

  1. John W. Stewart Student Retreat

    The John W. Stewart Student Retreat is a multi-use space on the edge of campus surrounded by natural beauty that regularly hosts University of Montevallo and community events. It was constructed in 1991, and is named after former UM President Dr. John W. Stewart Sr., who oversaw construction of the building during his tenure as UM president from 1988 to 1992.

    The retreat center is a one story brick building with a sloped roof located at the far northwest side of campus. This stop features a photo of the exterior of the building. 

    Back to all stops Back to top
  2. Anagama Kiln

    The Anagama Kiln is a 40-foot-tall traditional Japanese wood-fired kiln that heats to more than 2,400 degrees and is used to fire ceramic sculptures. The kiln is lit annually in a ceremony that brings artists together from throughout the area.  

    The Kiln is located at the far north side of campus near the tennis courts and the John Stewart Retreat Center. This stop features photographs of the kiln, students preparing pottery, and community members looking over the pottery created at the kiln. 

    This is an exterior photo of of the Anagama Kiln. It shows a stack of wood used to heat the kiln as well as a burning fire.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  3. Tennis Court Complex.

    The UM Tennis Court Complex features six playing courts with an asphalt surface, which was redone in the summer of 2016. The facility includes three separate areas with two courts each enclosed by a chain-link fence.

    Recent renovations added restrooms, a locker room and storage facility on the grounds of the complex.

    Bleachers at the western end of the facility sit on a hill at the back edge of campus and overlook all six of the playing courts. The complex also includes a covered canopy with a picnic table near the playing courts.

    Outdoor tennis courts available for student use. Also serves as the home court for the UM tennis teams. 

    This tennis court is located on the far northwest side of campus near the soccer fields and the Anagama Kiln. This stop features photos of both the men and women's tennis team competing on the courts. It also features a photo of all the courts in one shot. 

    Back to all stops Back to top
  4. Sand Volleyball

    The outdoor sand volleyball court near the Robert M. McChesney Student Activity Center is available for student use, and is a popular recreational destination during warmer months. 

    This stop features members of the volleyball team playing outdoor sand volleyball. 

    A group of female students play volleyball on the sand volleyball court.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  5. Intramural Field

    The large intramural field near the Robert M. McChesney Student Activity Center hosts intramural sports throughout the year, including flag football, ultimate frisbee and kickball. Students compete in a variety of intramural sports each year in hopes of earning the coveted UM Intramural Cup.  

    The field is located directly behind the Student Activity Center on the far north side of campus. 

    Back to all stops Back to top
  6. Soccer Field

    The Falcons have established Varsity Soccer Field as their home soccer pitch on a full-time basis since the 2004 season.

    The playing surface was laser graded in 2018, which allowed for the installation of a new irrigation system and Bermuda grass playing surface.

    Varsity Soccer Field has also received multiple improvements to the scoreboard and overall visual branding of the complex. A new scoreboard, supported by brick columns, resides at the northwest corner of the field. A beautiful brick and wrought-iron fence running parallel to Campus Drive has improved the facing of the complex, and new windscreens highlighting the programs’ accomplishments have improved the end lines. New sideline benches have also been installed. 

    Both the men's and women’s programs have played matches on the field since their respective inaugural seasons (1994 men and 1995 women).

    The soccer field is located on the northwest side of campus directly behind the Student Activity Center and in front of the tennis courts. This stop features photos of the men’s and women’s soccer teams playing on the field. 

    The UM men's soccer team competes in a match.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  7. Robert M. McChesney Student Activity Center

    The Robert M. McChesney Student Activity Center houses Trustmark Arena, the home court for the Falcons basketball and volleyball teams, as well as a fully outfitted workout center, a state-of-the-art natatorium, wallyball and racquetball courts, and a cardio theater complete with five televisions and FM receivers. Yoga and water aerobics classes are offered during the week, and the building is surrounded by an 18-hole disc golf course. Our 21 NCAA Division II teams compete in the Gulf South Conference. In addition to NCAA teams, UM offers cheerleading, dance team and eSports.

    The Student Activity Center is located on the north/northwest side of campus. It is a large 2 story brick building positioned near Peck Hall, the Police Department and the soccer fields. This stop features photos of the volleyball team playing a match in the gym, the women's basketball team playing a game in the gym, a large crowd gathered in the hallways during Preview Day, students working out in the weight room, students playing games in the racquetball court, a group shot of the UM cheerleaders, and an exterior photo of the building. 

    A young man works out in the weight room inside of the student activity center.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  8. Outdoor Basketball Court

    The outdoor basketball court near the Robert M. McChesney Student Activity Center is one of the many sports venues available for student use. Each spring, the court hosts intramural basketball competitions as part of the competition for the UM Intramural Cup. 

    The basketball court is located on the north side of campus directly behind the Student Activity Center. 

    Back to all stops Back to top
  9. University of Montevallo Police Department

    The University provides a full service Public Safety Agency 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is committed to maintaining an atmosphere on campus where students feel comfortable. 

    The University of Montevallo Police Department is housed in the physical plant which is located directly beside the Student Activity Center. It is made up of several one story buildings. 

    This stop features an exterior  photo of the front of the building. 

    Back to all stops Back to top
  10. Flowerhill

    Flowerhill, home of the president of the University of Montevallo, overlooks one of many verdant landscapes featured across the campus. The house, built in 1926, has been remodeled several times throughout its history and is the scene of the president’s holiday reception as well as other gatherings. Spring Commencement is held on Flowerhill’s lawn (weather permitting) each May.

    Flowerhill is located on the far north side of campus. The home is set back from the main part of campus on several acres of open lawn. This stop features photos of the UM president handing a diploma to a student at Commencement, a portrait of UM graduate standing in the driveway of Flowerhill, students socializing while walking across the lawn of Flowerhill and exterior photos of the president's house. 

    This is a photo graduation. The president is handing a a diploma to a student as they smile and shake hands.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  11. New Hall

    New Hall features furnished suite-style rooms with private bedrooms, living rooms and kitchen areas with full-size refrigerators. Each suite includes four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Common study rooms and kitchen areas with ovens are also available on each floor, and the community game room is popular among residents.

    New Hall is a 4 story brick building with sloped roofline. There are 2 front entrances that each have large 4 column porches. New Hall is located on the western side of campus. 

    Back to all stops Back to top
  12. Peck Hall

    Peck Hall provides a four-story with elevator co-ed living space to the men and women of UM.  Each apartment-style room features a kitchenette and a private bath as well as beds, desks and chairs.  Peck Hall is open year-round and does not close for holiday breaks.  Married couples who are both UM students may live in Peck Hall.

    Peck hall is a 4 story brick building with 4 columns on it front entrance. It is positioned on the west side of campus positioned between the Student Activity Center and New Hall. This stop features a photo of the exterior of the building. 

    Back to all stops Back to top
  13. Reynolds Hall

    Constructed in 1851, Reynolds Hall is one of the most historic structures on campus. Today, it houses the UM Admissions and Alumni Offices, as well as an upstairs theatre and the smaller Chichester Black Box theatre. Campus tours are offered by the Admissions Office every Monday through Friday by appointment.

    Reynolds Hall is located near the center of campus and is positioned next to Main Hall and across the street from Davis Hall. It is a 2 story brick building with 4 columns at the front entrance and 2 curves outdoor stairways leading to the 2nd floor from both sides of the building. This stop features a photo of an admissions tour being held in the tour room, a student sitting in the lounge, and an exterior photo of the building. 

    The director of admissions talks to a large group of prospective students in the tour room.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  14. Old Gym

    As one of the most historic buildings on campus dating back to the 1930s, Old Gym is an academic building that also features a dance studio and basketball court. The facility hosts special events throughout the year. 

    Old gym is located on the northwest side of campus and is positioned near Myrick Hall and New Hall. This stop features images of a yoga class in the gym, e sports playing games, and an exterior photo of the gym. 

    A group engages in a yoga class in the Old gym.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  15. Myrick Hall

    Myrick Hall is an academic building featuring classrooms, a computer lab, indoor basketball court and human performance and exercise physiology lab, which is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to support enhanced clinical experiences. It serves as the home of UM’s Exercise and Nutrition Science Department, which is one of the few programs in the country that combines exercise and nutrition sciences into a single degree and recognized as a premier program by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Myrick Hall hosts the annual Gold vs. Purple alumni basketball game during Homecoming festivities each spring.

    Myrick Hall is 2 story brick building with a large brick walkway leading up to the entrance. It is located on the north side of central campus and is positioned between Farmer Hall and Old Gym. 

    This stop features photos of a physiology professor training students how to use a device, students testing each other on treadmills, student performing physical exercise testing, and an exterior photo of the building. 

    A professor instructs students on how to use equipment in Myrick Hall.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  16. Child Study Center

    The Child Study Center serves as a learning facility for observing children for multiple departments across campus.  The Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and hosts an Office of School Readiness (OSR) First Class 4K classroom.  Teachers at the Center have degrees in Early Childhood Education, or a closely related field, and are highly qualified.

    The Center is located on the north side of campus. It is a one story brick building with a flat roof and large windows on all sides. This stop features UM students working with preschool age children. It also features an exterior photo of the Child Study Center. 

    A student plays games on the floor with pre k children at the child study center.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  17. Farmer Hall

    Farmer Hall is UM’s student union building. It houses the Student Life office, which oversees more than 90 organizations including Greek Life, and SGA . The Career Development Center, located on the second floor of Farmer Hall, helps students with choosing a major and finding a job (either as a student or soon-to-be graduate), and it offers a mentoring program for current students. Farmer Hall also houses the UM Post Office, dining options and student game room.

    Farmer Hall is located near central campus on the north side. It is a 2 story brick building with a large patio on the front entrance. It is located in between Morgan Hall and Myrick Hall. 

    This stop features photos of student studying in the lounge, eating at the food court, socializing at Einstein Bagels, a large group of students gathered at night to listen to a concert, students playing pool in the game room, and exterior photos of the building. 

    2 young women smile while studying in the lounge of Farmer Hall.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  18. Strong Hall

    Strong Hall serves as the home of the UM Department of Communication, which was one of the first collegiate communication programs established in the Southeast. The newly updated facility includes offices for Communication Studies and Mass Communication faculty and adjuncts, three large classrooms with top-of-the-line digital instructional equipment, a state-of-the-art computer lab, three digital editing suites, a conference room and a student lounge. Strong Hall also houses a commercial-quality television studio with a custom-made news set and LED lighting, a master control room that rivals major-market TV stations, digital audio and video production rooms and a specialized computer lab for multimedia journalism classes.

    Strong Hall is a 1 level brick building located on the north side of central campus. It is positioned next to Farmer Hall and Stephens Hall. This stop features photos of a professor teaching students in the communications control room, students working on the set of the UM television studio, a professor working with a student producer in the television studio, an education professor instructing 2 students at the dry erase board, students studying a script in the television studio, education students laughing while engaged in a class lecture, and exterior photos of the building. 

    A professor points to a screen while teaching a class in the control room of the production studio.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  19. Humanities Hall

    Humanities Hall is home to the English and World Languages department. The Harbert Writing Center, located on the third floor, offers free consultation services to students at all stages of the writing process. 

    Humanities Hall is a three story brick building with stone accents and railing on the roof. It is located across the street from Harman Hall and is connected to Morgan Hall. 

    This stop features photos of student studying in the lounge and also an exterior photo of the building. 

    A professor talks to a student who is working at a computer.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  20. Morgan Hall

    The modern, 10,000 square-foot Morgan Hall serves the Michael E. Stephens College of Business, and houses several business-related classrooms and well as the Information Services and Technology offices. Together with the newly constructed adjacent Allison and Mike Stephens Hall, the Stephens College of Business offers technology-enhanced classrooms, team study rooms, boardrooms, and event space. The Stephens College of Business has earned the prestigious accreditation of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

    Morgan Hall is a 2 story brick building with a flat roof. It is located near the center of campus on the north side. It is positioned in between Stephens Hall and Humanities Hall. 

    This stop features photos of 2 students talking while waking down the hallway of Morgan hall. It also features a photo of the exterior of the building. 

    Back to all stops Back to top
  21. Harman Hall

    Harman Hall is the home of the Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics department. It includes traditional classrooms and lab spaces, and hosts the popular Undergraduate Research Day every year. 

    Harman Hall is located near the center of campus towards the north east side. It is located directly across from Humanities Hall and beside Hill House. 

    This stop features photos of students walking thorough the courtyard in the middle of Hallman Hall, a professor teaching students in a small group about the human anatomy, students studying in class, a young woman in a science lab pouring water into a beaker, and an exterior photo of the building. 

    2 students smile while walking through the courtyard of Harman Hall.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  22. Hill House

    Hill House is home to the administrative offices of the College of Arts and Sciences, and also the home of the University’s Honors Program. The house includes several amenities for members of the Honors Program, such as a reference library and study areas. The Honors Program provides intellectually talented students with specially designed academic offerings, co-curricular activities and recognition. Honors students are recognized for their achievements at special occasions during the academic year. Participants will have notations on their transcripts recognizing their participation in the Honors Program for the purpose of alerting prospective employers and graduate schools to the quality and extent of honors work.

    Hill House is a one story brick building with a four column entrance. It Is located directly beside Harman Hall on the north side of central campus. 

    This is an exterior photo of Hill House. It is a one story brick building with a column entry way.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  23. Organic Community Garden

    For UM students who want to go one step further and grow their own vegetables, flowers, herbs and spices, the UM Organic Community Garden provides that opportunity. Each member gets his or her own plot. Seeds, plants, soil amendments and hand tools are available.

    The Organic Community Garden is located on the far west side of campus near the baseball complex. This stop features photos of students working in the garden. 

    2 students work with a professor planting vegetables in the organic community garden.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  24. Lund Hall

    Lund Hall features double-occupancy rooms with private bathrooms.  Lund Hall is three floors and equipped with an elevator.  Additionally, Lund Hall is open during holiday breaks. Lund Hall provides a home for freshmen and upperclassmen men.

    Lund hall is a 3 story brick building located on the far west side of campus and is positioned beside Brooke Hall and New Hall. This stop features a photo of the exterior of the front of Lund Hall. Brooke Hall can be seen in the background. 

    This is an exterior photo of Lund Hall. It is a brick building with a 2 column covered entrance.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  25. 3D Art Complex

    Opened in 2015, the 10,000-square-foot 3D Art Complex houses a ceramics studio, a metalwork/sculpture studio and 3-D classroom space. The complex offers a collaborative environment where students and teachers alike share in the creative process, producing great works of art to inspire others. Outdoor workspaces are located on either side of the structure: One provides an area for kilns for firing ceramics and the other shelters a kiln and sand pit constructed for poured metalwork.

    The complex is located near the center of campus but on the southwest side. It is a one story, brick, L shaped building with a large wheelchair ramp leading to the front entrance. 

    This tour stop shows students working in the studio on various projects including shaping ceramic bowls, making glass sculptures and working in the wood shop. 

    A student works in the wood shop, measuring a piece of wood in the 3 d art complex.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  26. Brooke Hall

    Brooke Hall features double-occupancy rooms with private bathrooms.  Brooke Hall is a four floor brick building equipped with an elevator.  It has columns on the front and back entrances. Additionally, Brooke Hall is open during holiday breaks. Brooke Hall provides a home for freshmen and upperclassmen women.  Brooke Hall is also home to the women of Chi Omega.  

    This stop features an exterior photo of the front of Brook Hall. 

    This is an exterior photo of Brook Hall. It is a 3 story brick building with a large overhang
    Back to all stops Back to top
  27. Tutwiler Hall

    Tutwiler Hall houses freshmen and upperclassmen women, including the women of Phi Mu.  Each room features beautiful hardwood parquet flooring.  There are two large social rooms and a restored baby grand piano.  Tutwiler Hall also has a large private outdoor patio perfect for sunny day relaxation.  

    Tutwiler Hall is a 4 story brick building with a stone column entrance. It is located near the center of campus on the western side. It is positioned between Ramsay Hall and Hanson Hall. 

    This stop features photos of students studying in a dorm room, talking in the lounge, and an exterior photo of the front of the building. 

    A young woman who is a resident of Tutwiler Hall sits at a desk and studies.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  28. Anna Irvin Dining Hall

    The Anna Irvin Dining Hall is a brick building located on the center of campus. 

    The University of Montevallo, in partnership with Chartwells, provides an array of delectable dining services for students. Anna Irvin Dining Hall offers many delicious options in a cafeteria-style for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    The dining hall is open with wooden beams on the ceiling. There is a glass atrium connected to the main dining area where students can eat. Also connected to the dining hall is a large ballroom with high ceilings and chandelier lighting. 

    This stop features students laughing while sitting down to eat a meal, a crowded dining area at a busy time of the day, and an external photography of the front of the building. 

    The Anna Irving Dining Hall is filled with students. There are large wooden architectural beams on the ceiling. All seats are filled with students and faculty.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  29. Hanson Hall

    Hanson Hall features a beautifully furnished parlor on the first floor and a sundeck connected to the building. Hanson provides a home for freshmen and upperclassmen women, as well as the women of Delta Gamma.

    Hanson Hall is located near the center of campus and is next to the Anna Irvin Dining Hall. It is a 3 story brick building with a stone entrance. This stop features a photo of the exterior of the building. 

    This is an exterior photo of Hanson Hall. It is a 3 story brick building with a stone column entry way.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  30. Tower

    The tower is a historic 4 story, brick water tower constructed in 1910 now serves as the home of the UM Environmental Studies program and the Office of Sustainability Initiatives. 

    The Tower is located near the center of campus and is positioned directly between Wills Hall, Main Hall, and Anna Irvin Dining Hall. This stop features a photo of the exterior of the water tower. 

    This is an exterior photo of the Tower. It it a large cylindric castle like stone structure in the middle of campus.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  31. Wills Hall

    Wills Hall houses UM’s College of Education and Human Development. The Malone Center for Excellence in Teaching, which offers extensive support in the use of innovative technology, is located on the bottom floor.

    Wills Hall is a 2 story brick building with large arched windows lining the front and sides of the building. It is located in the center of campus and is positioned between Main Hall and Bloch Hall. 

    This stop features photos of a classroom full of students looking at the professor who is I front of the class, an education student laughing while doing group work, a student smiling while looking at her computer, education students exercising various learning strategies as a group, and exterior photos of the front of Wills hall. 

    A class meets in Wills Hall. Students are listening to a lecture in a large classroom with large circular windows.
    A young woman looks up at the board while in a class in Wills Hall.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  32. Bloch Hall

    Bloch Hall is an academic building hosting the offices of the Family and Consumer Sciences department. The lower level of Bloch Hall is one of the two art galleries on campus intended to demonstrate the diversity of current artistic practice by hosting multiple exhibitions each year. 

    Bloch Hall is a 3 story brick building with a flat roof and stone columns on the front. It is located in between Humanities Hall and Wills Hall in the center of campus. 

    3 students talk and walk along the front sideway with Bloch Hall in the background.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  33. King House

    King House is the oldest building on the UM campus, the Edmund King House was built in 1823 by a native Virginian after he moved to the Montevallo area in 1817. The house and surrounding land was deeded to the University in the early 1900s. 

    King House is a 2 story brick building with a sloped roof and tow chimney stacks on each side. It is located in the center of campus, positioned beside Harman Hall and Bloch Hall. This stop features a photos of the exterior of the building. 

    This is an exterior photo of King House. It is a 2 story brick, colonial style house.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  34. Carmichael Library

    The Carmichael Library houses periodicals, e-journals, magazines and newspapers. There are three levels in the Library. The lower level houses a large open floor plan for group study and the Solution Center, which is available to assist students with any technical needs they have. The Learning Enrichment Center offers free tutoring services and is also located on the lower level. The first floor houses several group study rooms, tables for individual study and computers and printers available for student use. The second floor houses a quiet study area.

     

    The Digital Media Lab in the Carmichael Library offers students, faculty and staff assistance in the use of digital media equipment, software and editing audio and video content. The lab offers a wide range of support and creative input for students’ multimedia and multimodal projects.

    The library is located near the center of campus on the eastern side. It it is a brick building with ramps leading up to the front entrance. This stop features students studying in a group, working on dry erase boards in the common area, meeting with a professor in the digital lab, and a photo of the exterior of the building. 

    A student works at a dry erase board in the study area, downstairs of Carmichael Library.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  35. Sharp House

    Dr. Cleveland Sharp, then-chairman of the biology department at UM in 1936, built this neo Greek revival home. It is of solid brick construction with wood over concrete floors. It has a large parlor and dining area. Today, it houses the offices for the University’s TRIO programs. 

    Sharp House is located on the eastern edge of campus near the Carmichael Library. This stop features an exterior photo of the building.

    This is an exterior photo of Sharp House. It is a 2 story white building with a 4 column front porch.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  36. Kermit A. Johnson Field at Bob Riesener Stadium 

    The University of Montevallo baseball team has called Kermit A. Johnson Field at Bob Riesener Stadium their home since becoming an intercollegiate athletic program in 1956. 

    Located just off the main campus on the southwest side in what was previously a farm and cotton field, Kermit A. Johnson Field at Bob Riesener Stadium is a picturesque facility, rising above Shoal Creek, and facing the scenic UM campus.

    This stop features photos of the UM baseball team playing a game and fans watching the games from behind the  brick walls that line the 1st and 3rd base lines.

    This is an aerial photo of Kermit Johnson Field.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  37. Track and Lacrosse Field

    The University of Montevallo’s Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium is a state-of-the-art complex that is amongst the best in NCAA Division II athletics.  It is home to the Montevallo men’s and women’s lacrosse teams and men’s and women’s track and field. 

    The playing field is a Bermuda grass surface and is surrounded by a 400-meter track. The facility includes a water pit for steeplechase events and a separate throwing area for shotput and javelin competitions as well as high jump, long jump and pole vault areas.  

    The facility neighbors Kermit A. Johnson field at Bob Riesener Stadium and the UM Cross Country Course.

    Located off of Shelby Street, the facility first opened in the spring of 2016.

    This stop features photos of the UM track team competing, a portrait of two women's lacrosse players, the men's lacrosse team playing a match, a UM athlete throwing the discus, and photos of the track and field facility. 

    UM competes in a track event. A group of young women begin a race at the start line.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  38. Puryear House

    Puryear House is a one-story Victorian cottage of wood construction. It was built in 1896 by Drucilla Meroney McMath. Ethel McMath Dawson, a daughter of the builder, was a student at UM and taught there. The house was purchased by Sarah Puryear, who taught at UM for 37 years. The house was later purchased by the University. Today, it houses The Grainger Family Center for Personal Development, which includes UM Counseling Services, the Student Emergency Assistance program and the Falcon Food Pantry. Counseling Services works to support the development of and enhance the wellbeing of students through quality clinical services, crisis intervention, preventative mental health initiatives and programing and access to emergency resources.

    Puryear House is located on the southwest side of campus across the street from Reynolds Hall and next door to Van Tuyll House. This stop features an exterior photo of the building. 

    This is an exterior photo of Puryear House. It is a on story home with a small front porch.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  39. Wallace Speech & Hearing

    The Wallace Speech & Hearing building houses classrooms and offices for the UM Department of Communication Science and Disorders. The department is committed to preparing students to become dedicated, competent clinical leaders in the field of speech-language pathology. The department’s curriculum emphasizes the problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary to become strong clinical professionals capable of serving a diverse client population.

    The Wallace Speech & Hearing building is a two level brick building located on the western side of central campus. It is positioned directly behind Reynolds Hall. 

    This stop features photos of students working with children in a classroom, a professor teaching from a projected screen, and an exterior photo of the building. 

    A professor works with a grade school student in a lab inside of Wallace Speech & Hearing.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  40. Meroney House

    Meroney House is a two-story wooden Eastlake style Victorian structure built in 1886 by C. L. Meroney. Meroney was involved in the educational environment of Montevallo throughout his life, and the home served as a boarding house for early college students. The Meroneys’ four daughters were graduates of Alabama College. Mr. Meroney served on the committee that persuaded the governor to locate the college in Montevallo. Today, the building houses the UM Office of University Advancement. 

    Meroney House is located near the center of campus on the southwest side. It is positioned in between Puryear House and Peterson House. This stop features an exterior photo of the house. 

    This is an exterior photo of Merony House. It is a 2 story home with a large front porch.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  41. Peterson Hall

    Peterson Hall was originally constructed as an infirmary with room for 36 patients. It has since been used as the University’s health and counseling center, the communications center and now houses offices and classrooms for the UM Department of Art. 

    Peterson Hall is a 2 story brick building with a 2 story wooden porch on the front entrance and a 2 story glass porch on the back entrance. It is located near the center of campus on the western side between Ramsay Hall and Reynolds Hall. 

    This stop features photos of students painting on easels, a student drawing in a private studio, and an exterior photo of the building. 

    Back to all stops Back to top
  42. Main Hall

    Main Hall is UM’s largest women’s residence hall and houses approximately 300 female students. The rooms are double-occupancy rooms with a community-style bathroom. Alpha Gamma Delta and Alpha Delta Pi are two sororities who are located in Main Hall. Main Hall also houses Student Health Services, which is an on-campus clinic that provides direct, basic medical care to all students, the Dean of Students’ Office, TRIO Student Support Services, Disability Support Services and the Housing and Residence Life Office.

    Main Hall is located in the center of campus positioned between Reynolds Hall and Wills Hall. It is a 4 story brick building with stone archway entrances that has ivy growing on it. 

    This stop features a photo of a large group of students posing for a picture in front of the archway entrance of Main Hall. This stop also features a photo of the exterior of the building. 

    This is a large group shot featuring residents of Main Hall gathered on the front steps of the building.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  43. Calkins Hall

    Calkins Hall was constructed in 1917, and served as the University's music building from its construction until 1971. The interior was completely renovated in 1972, after which it became the first building devoted to administration on campus. Today Calkins Hall houses the UM administrative offices, including the Office of the President. 

    Calkins Hall is a two story brick building with a stone entrance located on the center of campus. It is next to Davis Hall and directly across the quad from Palmer Hall. This stop features an exterior photo of Calkins Hall. 

    This is an exterior photo of Calkins Hall. It is a 2 story brick building with a spire on top of the roof.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  44. Napier Hall

    Napier Hall is UM’s largest men’s residence hall and houses about 150 students.  Napier Hall is the primary hall for freshmen males.  Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) and Lambda Chi Alpha also have floors located in Napier Hall.  

    Napier Hall is located near the center of campus on the southeast side. It is a 3 story building positioned between the Center for the Arts and Van Tuyll House. This stop features an image of the exterior of the building. 

    This is an exterior photo of Napier Hall. It is a 3 story building with a large 4 column entry way.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  45. Palmer Hall

    Palmer Hall houses the UM Registrar’s office, Student Aid and Cashier’s offices. The building also houses Palmer Auditorium, which hosts College Night, Founders’ Day and other notable UM events each year. The College Night Homecoming celebration is the longest running tradition of its kind in the nation. Through the tradition, the student body divides into the Purple Side and the Gold Side – UM’s school colors. An elaborate rule system and a governing council of professors guide participants through an annual early winter competition between the sides. Points are accumulated by winning various intramural sporting events and original musical productions, and the winner is announced following the musical production performances the Saturday night of Homecoming week. 

    Palmer Hall is located in the center of campus and is positioned between Carmichael Library, Main Hall, Center for the Arts and the Quad. It is a 2 story building with six large stone columns on the front entrance. This stop features photos of student walking on the quad in front of Palmer Hall, a theatrical production on the stage of Palmer Auditorium, band rehearsals on the stage of the auditorium, and a group of students studying on a blanket in front of Palmer Hall. 

    2 young women and a young man walk across the quad away from the front steps of Palmer hall while talking to each other.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  46. Center for the Arts

    Known across campus as a “collaboratory,” the Center serves as UM’s hub for innovative, creative engagement in art and communication through academic, performance and production spaces, new equipment and the latest technology. The Center for the Arts is unique among collegiate facilities in the state of Alabama, because it brings together many academic disciplines previously spread out across multiple buildings on the UM campus. It was designed to provide services to the University and community as a whole, and to have a positive economic and cultural impact on the entire area.

    The Center is a brick building with large glass windows lining the front entrance and front side. This stop features different rooms in the Center including the theatre, the black box theatre, the art gallery, the lobby, the dance studio, and exterior photos of the building. 

    The center is located near the center of campus on the eastern side. 

    This is an exterior photo of the Center for the Arts. It is a large brick an stone building with an open entry area. The front of the building is lined with stone and glass walls.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  47. Davis Hall

    The UM Department of Music is housed in Maxine Couch Davis Hall. The building is named for Dr. Maxine Couch Davis, alumna, and professor emerita of music, in recognition of her six decades of dedicated service and generosity to the Department of Music and to the University.

    Davis Hall is a modern facility which contains teaching studios, classrooms, electronic piano lab, choral rehearsal hall, wind ensemble rehearsal hall, practice rooms, three pipe organs, the Long Music Technology Lab, and the Harrison D. LeBaron Recital Hall. In fall 2007, UM’s piano program in the Department of Music received the prestigious “All-Steinway” designation for demonstrating a commitment to excellence in music education.

    David Hall is located on the center of campus directly across from Reynolds Hall. It is a 2 story brick building with a flat roof. This stop features photos of choir rehearsals in the concert hall, a music professor leading a choir, students in tuxedos performing at an event in the concert hall, a music teacher talking in front of a class, and exterior photos of Davis Hall. 

    The choir stands in a semicircle on stage of the Davis Hall auditorium.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  48. Alabama Traffic Safety Center

    The Alabama Traffic Safety Center of the University of Montevallo serves the state of Alabama through the delivery of training, educational programming and technical assistance in the areas of driver, motorcycle and other traffic related topics. 

    It is located on the southwest side of campus. It is positioned next to the track and lacrosse field. It consists of an open parking lot and a 1 story metal building. This stop features a photograph of the front of the building. 

    Back to all stops Back to top
  49. Peterson House

    Constructed in 1900, Peterson House is a two-story elaborate Eastlake style home built by Lucy Cary. It was bought circa 1908 by the second president of UM. Today, the building houses the UM Marketing & Communications department. 

    Peterson House is located on the southwest side of campus positioned across the street from Davis Hall and next door to Meroney House. This stop features an exterior photo of the building. 

    Back to all stops Back to top
  50. Will Lyman House

    Constructed in 1886, Will Lyman House is a two-story Victorian wood structure in the simple Eastlake style. The house has been owned by UM since the 1930s, when it served as a private home for faculty. It previously served the University as a speech and hearing clinic and then as art studio space. Today, it houses the University’s Human Resources department. 

    The house is located on the south side of central campus. It is positioned next door to Van Tuyll house. This stop features an exterior photo of the house. 

    Back to all stops Back to top
  51. Van Tuyll House

    Van Tuyll house was built in the late 1800s by Henry Lyman, then the co-owner of the Montevallo Cotton Factory. The house is now owned by the University and is named after former UM philosophy professor Dr. Hendrik Van Tuyll. Today, the building is home to the University’s Falcon Success Center, which supports every UM student as they achieve academic and personal success at UM and beyond.

    Van Tuyll house is located near the center of campus on the south side. It is positioned in between Lyman House and Napier Hall. 

    This stop features a photo of the exterior of the building. 

    Back to all stops Back to top
  52. University of Montevallo on Main

    Located along downtown Montevallo’s Main Street, UMOM houses UM’s Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, as well as seven classrooms, a cyber lounge and lounge areas for both students and faculty. 

    UMOM is a 3 story, triangular shaped building with a glass entry way leading into a lounge. It is located in the heart of the city of Montevallo which is southeast of central campus. This stop features photos of a professor talking with students in the lounge, a group of students walking down Main Street in front of UMOM, and an exterior photo of the front of the building. 

    3 students walk along the sidewalk in between Main street (downtown) and the UM Bookstore.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  53. Global and Community Outreach

    Global and Community Outreach houses the University’s M.A.D.E. (Minorities Achieving Dreams of Excellence) program and Office of Veterans and Military Affairs. The programs provide services to first-generation, minority students and veterans and their families, respectively. 

    This office is a one story brick building located on the southeast side of campus. It is located on the same block as Napier Hall and across the street from The Center for the Arts. This stop features an exterior photo of the building. 

    This is an exterior photo of Global and Community Outreach. It is a one story building with a large overhanging roof covering the front door.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  54. Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore

    Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore serves as the official bookstore for the University. Located on the southeast side of campus along downtown Montevallo’s Main Street, the Bookstore offers official University of Montevallo gear, including apparel, school supplies, books, coffee mugs and much more.

    The Campus Bookstore is a one story building with parking directly behind the store. This stop features students shopping for books, UM gear, and walking outside in front of the bookstore. 

    A student shops for books in the aisle of the campus Bookstore.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  55. Softball Office

    The softball office is located on Island Street across from the UM Softball Complex in Orr Park. The Softball Office serves as the administrative office of the UM softball program, which has been competing in NCAA Division II since 2015. 

    It is a one story building. This stop features a photo of the exterior of the softball office. 

    Back to all stops Back to top
  56. Softball Complex

    The stadium, located in Montevallo’s Orr Park, has been the home of the Falcons since the program’s first season in 2015. 

    The stadium is one of the best NCAA Division II softball facilities in the country. Chair-back and bleacher seating wrap around home plate with a concession stand, bathrooms and state-of-the-art press box area atop. The playing surface is fast and true, wrapped in colorful windscreen on the outfield wall. Beautifully bricked dugouts and a padded backstop set the stadium apart from most D2stadiums.

    The stadium is located on the southeastern side of campus across the city of Montevallo's Main Street. This stop features photos of the softball complex, a UM softball player pitching on the mound, and a UM softball player batting at home plate. 

    A UM softball player pitches during a game.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  57. Ramsay Hall

    Ramsay Hall is the designated building for both male and female honor students. Priority to live in Ramsay Hall is given to active members of the Honors program as long as they apply for housing prior to the room assignments being completed in May. Ramsay Hall is specifically arranged to accommodate Honor students and the program. Rooms are double occupancy equipped with a private bathroom.  

    Ramsay hall is a 3 story building with a rounded porch supported by stone columns. It is positioned near the center of campus on the western side. This stop features a photo of the exterior of the building. 

    This is an exterior photo of Ramsay Hall. It is a 3 story brick building with a rounded stone overhang.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  58. Ebenezer Swamp & Ecological Preserve

    The Ebenezer Swamp & Ecological Preserve, located about six miles from campus, is home to myriad plant and animal species. Among the sycamore and Tupelo gum trees, you’ll spot beavers and turkeys as well as a rare species of coneflower.

    The Swamp is host to a number of biology and environmental science classes, so if you’re looking for a hands-on component to your education, look no further.

    Tucked in among the natural flora are a number of abstract animal sculptures, created from recycled steel by UM art students.

    This stop features photos of students standing in the water of the swamp taking samples, photos of the boardwalk, photos of the 2 art sculptures found along the path of the preserve. 

    A student stands in the swamp with a soil sample. He talks to a fellow student about their analysis.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  59. James Wylie Shepherd Observatory

    Located three miles from UM’s campus (and away from all the distracting city lights), the James Wylie Shepherd Observatory is the perfect place to gaze into the cosmos and become one with the universe. The facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art 20-inch PlaneWave CDK20 telescope on a Chronos HD32 Harmonic Mount that sits atop a Pier-Tech hydraulic pier in a fully robotic 20.5-foot diameter observatory dome.

    This stop features a photo of the observatory on a star filled night while students are using the telescope. 

    This is an exterior photo of of the James Wylie Shepherd Observatory showing the observatory lit up on a starry night.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  60. University Lake

    University Lake is one of the University of Montevallo’s best-kept secrets. Located only a short walk from campus, University Lake features kayak and canoe rentals (free with a UM ID), a covered pavilion to have lunch and enjoy the view and several scenic docks where students and community members can often be found fishing.

    University Lake also features a beautiful walking/running path that circles the entire lake and connects to both Orr Park and Stephens Park.

    University Lake is located off of main campus to the west. This stop features photos o f students kayaking in the lake, riding bikes on the trails, walking along the boardwalk and canoeing in the lake. 

    Students kayak in the middle of the university lake.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  61. Bearden House

    Bearden House is a historic campus building that is the home of the UM President’s Outdoor Scholars program. The program serves to offer college scholarships to students with a passion for wildlife and conservation. Unique to Alabama, the program provides an opportunity to earn a college degree while also taking an active role in preserving our state’s natural resources.

    Bearden House is located on south/southwest side of campus. It is a one story house. This stop features images of students who are in the Outdoor Scholars Program hunting, fishing, and standing on a podium after winning a competition. 

    Back to all stops Back to top
  62. Allison and Michael Stephens Hall

    Allison and Mike Stephens Hall, constructed in 2020, is a 10,000-square-foot facility serving as the home of the Michael E. Stephens College of Business.

    The building is a state-of-the-art and technology-rich facility. It features a large student commons and event space to facilitate interactions between students, faculty and the business community. Two additional technology-enhanced classrooms, student team study rooms, professional development spaces and a case presentation boardroom added much-needed expansion spaces for the college.

    Stephens Hall is located on the central part of campus near the northern side. It is connected to Morgan Hall. Stephens Hall is a brick building with large glass panels making up most of the front surface. This stop features photos of the inside of Stephens Hall including a computer lab, a board room, and a large open lobby area. 

    This is an exterior photo of Allison & Mike Stephens Hall. It is a brick building with a stone and glass entry way.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  63. Becoming

    The “Becoming” Statue  was created by Dr. Ted Metz, a retired UM art professor. The sculpture, 16 feet tall and made of bronze, was unveiled in 2003. The pedestal underneath the sculpture is made of limestone and red bricks. The sculpture depicts two hands: a young hand representing University students reaching out toward the future, and an older hand representing the university itself guiding the student to that future. The separation between the hands represents the student’s graduation. 

    The statue is located on the center of campus in between Palmer Hall, Main Hall, and Wills Hall. 

    2 Students laugh while walking in front of the Becoming statue.
    Back to all stops Back to top
  64. Aerial Panoramic

    Back to all stops Back to top

Tour stops by category

Tour stops by interest

Accessibility information

University of Montevallo is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for all users, including those with disabilities. All accessibility related upgrades made to this site are targeting the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

You can navigate this site using the standard keyboard commands that your browser supports. Additionally, on some pages you can use Shift + ESC to quickly navigate to a "Skip to Main Content" link.

If you prefer a reduced interactivity version of this website, please visit the Reduced Interactivity Version page.

If you have any difficulty accessing any pages or content on this website, please let us know by emailing a description of the problem to: [email protected].

Back to top