Step onto campus, and it feels like England. Actually, it feels like a scene from "Harry Potter," which is why many students jokingly call Rhodes "Hogwarts." The stunning Gothic architecture, the springtime flowers, the stone buildings, and the stained-glass windows make students fall in love with the school upon first sight. When the bell chimes, it really does begin to feel like another country entirely—definitely not Memphis!
The amenities inside the buildings are impressive, too. The BCLC (Bryan Campus Life Center) is the main student activity center, and it's home to the workout rooms, basketball/racquetball/squash courts, the ballroom (where lecturers come to speak), and the outdoor pool. All of the facilities are kept clean and up-to-date, and, while the gym isn't huge, there's usually not a wait to use any of the machines. Connected to the BCLC is the Lynx Lair, where you can play a game of pool, watch the Super Bowl, or grab a snack. When you're forced to be productive, one of the most beautiful buildings on campus, inside and out, is the Paul Barret Jr. Library. The problem is sometimes it's too pretty—it's easy to stare off into space, marveling at its design. While there isn't much room on campus to expand, Rhodes is continuously updating facilities and making renovations to give students a state-of-the-art and aesthetically pleasing home for the next four years of their lives.