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Ypsilanti, MI, USA 48197
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Getting the Most from This Site

This web site contains three separate, but interwoven, historic tours of the EMU campus:

1. A Virtual Tour, which provides a substantive history of each of the buildings currently on EMU's main campus. You can peruse the buildings individually or chronologically.

2. A Chronological Tour, which contains a year-by-year listing of all the buildings that have been on campus, including those that no longer exist. There are other interesting tidbits here, too, such as historic aerial campus views and historic campus maps.

3. A Physical Walking Tour, which you can use as a guide to actually walk the campus and see the buildings firsthand, after reading about their historic context. There is a printable map with the buildings individually numbered for easy reference.

This site also contains other items of interest for those who enjoy history, or just want to know more about EMU:

1. A brief history of the University itself, which dates back to 1849. Images of the original campus buildings are highlighted here.

2. Brief biographies and photos of all the University presidents, from Adonijah S. Welch to Samuel A. Kirkpatrick. This section also contains a list of the buildings constructed during each president's administration.

3. A section of significant historic moments in the University's history, with mini-photos and points of interest.

Enjoy the tour!