Campus Attractions

CMU's 100-acre main campus in Fayette offers an idyllic college setting. With majestic shade trees surrounding beautiful iconic buildings of brick and stone, our picturesque campus has been designated as a National Historic District. When visiting CMU, we invite you to stroll our scenic grounds and stop by any of the various attractions on campus.


The Eagle Store

The Eagle Store is the place for all things CMU – from T-shirts, sweatshirts and caps to mugs, decals and textbooks.

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Swinney Conservatory

Swinney Conservatory of Music

The Swinney Conservatory has a long tradition of excellence in music. Students, faculty, and guest artists perform often on campus with a full schedule of concerts, recitals, and other performances.

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Little Theatre

The Little Theatre

The Little Theatre is a vital part of CMU's campus life and culture. The 209-seat proscenium house hosts theatrical productions throughout the year – from student plays and musicals to visiting professional performances.

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Ashby-Hodge Gallery

The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art

The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art is the artistic jewel on CMU's campus. Located in the renovated Classic Hall, the Gallery features a collection of works by noted American artists as well as touring exhibitions by visiting artists.

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Morrison Observatory

Morrison Observatory

For more than 140 years stargazers have viewed the night sky from the Morrison Observatory, with its carefully preserved, iconic 12-inch Clark refracting telescope.

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Central Museum of History

The third oldest museum in Missouri, The museum features artifacts of the Civil War and 19th-century life as well as an extensive natural history collection. 

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