The main campus is enclosed by a iron fence on a large city block in urban Memphis across from Overton Park and the Memphis
Zoo. Often cited for its beauty, the campus design is notable for its stone Gothic architecture buildings. Palmer Hall, the administration building, is one of the oldest building
on campus and adjoins Halliburton Tower, a 140-foot bell tower named in honor of explorer Richard Halliburton. The cafeteria, officially named the Catherine Burrow Refectory, is commonly
referred to as "The Rat." At the center of campus is an amphitheater that
is used for concerts and special events, including Rites of Spring.