Tour: Morgan State University | U.S. Green Building Council

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Join USGBC Maryland for a Tuesday, Feb. 28 tour of Morgan State University, which was designated in 2016 as a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The tour will highlight the history of the university, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year of its present-day campus site (originally the Ivy Mill and Farm). The campus was developed during the height of the Jim Crow Era of segregation and was the first college to admit African Americans in Maryland.

From this tour, you'll learn about:

  • the uniqueness of the city suburb setting of the campus
  • the herring run that pierces the campus, the three bridges on the campus
  • the Baltimore City landmark statue
  • a historic African-American college mural
  • the civil rights exhibit of first sit-in in the nation
  • the spite wall
  • the evolutions of campus building from the first building erected on the campus in 1919
  • the Carnegie Hall, named in honor of Andrew Carnegie to the most recent buildings constructed on the campus including the Center for Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS)
  • a LEED Gold building and the West campus expansion at Northwood with the new Business School and Behavioral Science buildings.


  • 8 a.m. — Check-in & Networking with continental breakfast at CBEIS
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. — Campus Tour
  • 9:30-10 a.m. — Q&A and Networking

Free visitor parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS)