Great Places, Great Spaces

  • Glass Hall Trading Lab

    Renovations to the College of Business's home include a state-of-the-art space that simulates the New York Stock Exchange trading floor.

  • June S. Hamra Recital Hall

    Ellis Hall renovations mean music students can access Steinway pianos and improved creative spaces.

  • Brick City

    Located in downtown Springfield, this complex is dedicated to the fine arts.

  • Christopher S. Bond Learning Center

    Darr College of Agriculture laboratories are dedicated to topics such as animal nutrition and fruit genomes. They also include live animal demonstrations.

  • O'Reilly Clinical Health Sciences Center

    College of Health and Human Services students get real-world experience in spaces such as human-patient simulation labs.

  • Strong Hall

    The home of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs, Strong Hall features a modern glass curtain wall, open atrium lobby, classrooms, seminar rooms, technology labs and offices.

  • Jordan Valley Innovation Center

    This facility, known as JVIC, is dedicated to including students in new discoveries through science and technology.

Examples of great places

Brick City exterior

Arts and Letters

We have an entire complex dedicated to the fine arts. Brick City is four buildings with galleries, studios and classrooms. We call it an urban oasis of creativity! If words are your passion, you may study almost any language you want — even ones rarely found at other universities — thanks to our Foreign Language Institute.

Baker Observatory

Natural and Applied Sciences

We have an astronomy observatory, a field station at a lake and an entire innovation center dedicated to high-tech research. You can learn to use equipment such as X-ray crystallography instruments, an ion implanter, a recording spectrophotometer and a DNA sequencer. We also have an herbarium with more than 100,000 specimens.

Glass Hall executive boardroom


Our College of Business has a national reputation, and we want facilities to match. We recently renovated Glass Hall to create the best possible environment for business students. You will find everything from an executive-style boardroom and spaces for corporate recruiters to an area that simulates the New York Stock Exchange trading floor.

Students processing images taken from an electron microscope

Health and Human Services

Our resources include humanpatient simulators, an electron microscopy suite, metabolic measurement systems, biomedical research laboratories, and equipment for audiology, speechlanguage, voice and swallowing assessments.

Meyer Library at night

Humanities and Public Affairs

All classrooms in beautiful, airy Strong Hall are equipped with the latest instructional technology. We also have special collections and archives around campus to allow you to delve deeply into research endeavors. For example, Meyer Library has Missouri’s only United Nations document depository.

Student working in greenhouse


We have a cattle operation with the largest Hereford herd associated with a U.S. university, a 250-acre plot with a beefalo herd and another plot with acres of untouched timber. We have an arena for horses and cattle, a greenhouse, laboratories dedicated to topics such as animal nutrition and fruit genomes, and classrooms that accommodate liveanimal demonstrations.