EMU Blog

May 24 2017

Things to do around campus this summer!

by blogemu

Have you been looking for something to do on campus this summer? Look no further! Eastern Michigan University has a wide range of activities and events happening all around campus this summer. Check out this list of the top seven places and activities to try.


1.The trails around EMU’s campus


EMU boasts a large campus with four hundred and sixty acres of beautiful buildings and nature. There are many  sidewalks and trails throughout campus that are great for hiking, biking, running, and other outdoor activities. These trails are great to use for exercising in any season, and are a great way to take in all the beautiful sites around campus.


2.Pease Auditorium


Pease Auditorium is one of the oldest buildings on campus, as it was built in 1914, and has beautiful Greek-style columns that give the building a classy, ancient feel. Pease hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year: dance performances, theater productions, music concerts, and more. It’s a great place to get your fill of the arts. Check out their schedule on their website to see what they have lined up for the year!


3.The food court at the EMU Student Center


The Student Center underwent a serious makeover last summer, and there are now many new delicious restaurants and food options to try. These new spots include Smashburger, Mondo Subs, Sono Latin Cuisine, Zatar Mediterranean, and Eagle’s Nido which has great vegetarian options.


4.EMU Convocation Center


The Convocation Center is your go-to place to watch EMU football, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, and many other great EMU sports.  The Convo also holds great concerts and entertainment events, having had the 1975 in November and the Harlem Globetrotters in January! Check out the schedule for the Convocation Center on their website.


5.Art galleries


EMU is home to many creative and talented art students. You can check out their work for free at the art galleries in Ford Hall and the Student Center. The exhibits are switched out frequently to display all different kinds of artwork, ranging from sculptures, to portraits, to live artwork. It’s worth checking out on a regular basis to catch all the different genres!




EMU has a huge recreational building available to all EMU students. The Rec offers four floors of facilities to use for exercise, intramural sports, and relaxation. There’s free weights, pools, a track, individual work out rooms, as well as instructor-led exercise classes. You can take a Zumba class, or try your hand at boxing, and even get an EMU version of “SoulCycle” in with a spinning class. It also has an amazing hot tub and sauna—the cherry on top.


7.Volleyball/basketball courts


On EMU’s grounds there are multiple basketball and volleyball courts available for public use. There’s always good crowds out at the courts, making this event on campus a social one. The outdoor courts are great options if you’re looking to do something athletic and outside.


Check out all of these great things to do on Eastern Michigan University’s campus, and let us know what you think in the comments!


This blog was written by EMU student Emma Schulte. Emma Schulte is a senior at Eastern Michigan University majoring in marketing and minoring in Spanish. She loves to do anything involving music, or doing things that involve the outdoors such as hiking, swimming, and biking. Emma fell in love with EMU her freshman year and has made it her mission ever since to get everyone else to feel the love for EMU that she does.


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