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Welcome to the AACC Arnold Campus

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The 230-acre Arnold campus is nestled on the Broadneck peninsula between the Severn and Magothy Rivers, with access from both Maryland Route 2 (Ritchie Highway) and College Parkway.

There are two dozen buildings on campus. A description of these structures, their size and what they contain follows. Take a virtual tour of our campus as well!

Historic sculptures anchor both sides of the Arnold campus. Next to the Cade Center for Fine Arts stands a bronze statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., dedicated in August 2006. The statue is the first memorial to Dr. King in Maryland and a stone wall circling behind the statue contains plaques with quotes from Dr. King’s landmark speeches.

“Frontier,” a five-ton abstract steel sculpture on the East Campus in a grassy area on the quad, was created in 1977 by sculptor Jerome Smith, AACC director of architectural technology, with donated materials and labor and delivery by Bethlehem Steel.

CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT

 

A forested stream valley buffers the East Campus and West Campus, which are connected with an expansive, elevated pedestrian bridge and the two-lane West Campus Drive. The woodland is intersected by the Earl S. Scott Nature Walking Trail, which is improved with pedestrian bridges to provide dry passage over Dividing Creek and hand rails on steep portions of the trail.

At 200 years old, a white oak tree located about 100 feet from Ring Road is the oldest tree on campus (according to the AACC Master Plan).

ASTRONOMY LABORATORY

993 gross square feet
Built on the highest point on campus in 1980, this two-story structure was renovated in FY 2007 to add an ADA compliant lift and restroom, new exterior stair and to update interior finishes. The laboratory houses an office, a classroom and a telescope bay with a retractable roof. Each month during the academic year, weather permitting, the college Astronomy Club hosts a community stargazing party after its Saturday night club activity.

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