5 Hidden Gems on Campus

Hey Bulldogs! I hope you enjoyed your summer break and are ready to come back to campus! Did you know that our main campus spans over 350 acres? With all that space, you might not know about some of these awesome spots. Whether you’re a new student or a seasoned vet, check out these hidden gems this upcoming semester!

  1. The Downing Planetarium: This facility opened its doors in the spring of 2000 and has since welcomed guests of all ages. Featuring a 74-seat star theater and a 30-foot dome, the planetarium is open for weekend shows and can be reserved for larger groups.

2. Student Horse Center: This spot, located just south of the Jordan Agricultural Research Center, is home to Fresno State’s Equestrian Team. These girls care for all of the horses and compete in both the Fall and Spring semesters! Come cheer them on at their first home scrimmage September 15th!

3. Recharge Zone: Get some much-needed sleep in these cozy Nap Pods! Visit the Information Center in the lower level of the USU to reserve your spot and become a registered user. (Only registered users can make online appointments.) After that, walk right next door to the Recharge Zone to catch some z’s. These sure do come in handy on a lazy Monday morning.

4. Passport Place: Whether you’re looking to study abroad or simply planning an international trip, this is the place for you! Located in Room 140 of the Kremen Education Building, the Passport Place can help you submit your official application. Better yet, all execution fees help support bulldogs studying abroad! Where are you traveling, bulldogs? Tell me on Twitter @VictorEBulldog!

5. Smittcamp Alumni House: Did you know that this is where I come to work every day? That’s right! The house is right next to University High School on the southeast end of campus. To find out what an average day at the office looks like for me, check out one of my previous blog posts: “A Day in the Life of Victor E. Bulldog.”

Have you visited any of these spots before? Do you know of any other hidden gems on campus? Tell me about it on Twitter @VictorEBulldog! I love finding new spots to visit!