North Campus is rich in beautiful woodsy settings replete with flower gardens, ponds, fountains and outdoor sculptures. It is a restful place to spend the day walking, viewing sculptures, visiting art galleries, picnicking and if you plan ahead-- enjoying a recital or dance performance.
There are sixteen outdoor sculptures on the grounds of the campus, including Maya Lin's well-known installation, The Wave Field. A photo of rippling water inspired Maya Lin. She hand raked and shaped a cozy courtyard into an intriguing living sculpture of gently undulating grass covered hills. The dips are big enough to sit inside of, to study or just watch the clouds roll by.
Galleries & Performance Space
North Campus also has a number of galleries which display artwork, and cultural and historic exhibits year round, including the School of Art Galleries, the Duderstadt Center Gallery and Performance Space, and the Pierpont Commons Galleries
North Campus is also home to the Stearns Collection. This exquisite collection of musical instruments in located in the south end of the School of Music. The Stearns Collections contains a virtual history of instruments dating from The Middle Ages to early examples of modern sampling equipment and synthesizers. The lower level of the collection houses the Marilyn Mason Organ, a replica of a tracker organ built by Silvermann, J.S. Bach's favorite organ builder.
If you want to get your heart pumping, the North Campus Recreation Building has what you're looking for! The center contains a swimming pool, personal exercise and weight training equipment, 2 basketball courts, 4 raquetball courts, wallyball court, cardio machines and 1/10 of a mile indoor track.