South Campus

While there is no official definition of the area known familiarly as South Campus, students and alumni generally know it as the section of the campus south of Kenan Stadium. The name most often refers to the high-rise dorms that were first constructed in the 1960s. However, as the campus has expanded, the definition of South Campus has shifted. In the 1920s, newspaper reports referred to the area now known as Polk Place as the south campus.