- the grounds, often including the buildings, of a college, university, or school.
- a college or university: The large influx of older students radically changed many campuses throughout the country.
- a division of a university that has its own grounds, buildings, and faculty but is administratively joined to the rest of the university.
- the world of higher education: Foundation grants have had a marked effect on the character of the American campus.
- a large, usually suburban, landscaped business or industrial site.
Origin of campus
Examples from the Web for campuses
The atmosphere on campuses has gotten repressive enough that comedian Chris Rock no longer plays colleges.How the PC Police Threaten Free Speech
January 9, 2015
That creates an obvious statistical issue: The results of a survey of two campuses cannot be extrapolated for the entire country.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: Dec. 7
December 7, 2014
Louisiana law states: “Public post secondary education institutions shall develop smoke-free policies for its campuses.”The University Of New Orleans’ Cigarette Ban Is Total BS
October 21, 2014
And this mix of intellectualism and faithfulness is filling an unmet need among students on many of these campuses.Can Christians Still Go to Harvard?
Kirsten Powers, Jonathan Merritt
October 12, 2014
This pessimism—for all the discussion on campuses about “white privilege”—is even more deeply seated among young whites.Class Issues, Not Race, Will Likely Seal the Next Election
September 7, 2014
Campuses are all alike, he muttered to himself, on every human planet, for all the centuries there have been universities.The Dueling Machine
Benjamin William Bova
It is not that its thick short grass grows any greener than that of other campuses.Marjorie Dean College Freshman
Once Japanese businesses started buying American campuses, the price of the compromise became clear.The Civilization of Illiteracy
- the grounds and buildings of a university
- mainly US the outside area of a college, university, etc
Word Origin and History for campuses
"college grounds," 1774, from Latin campus "a field," probably properly "an expanse surrounded" (by woods, higher ground, etc.), from PIE *kampos "a corner, cove," from root *kamp- "to bend" (cf. Lithuanian kampus "corner," Polish kępa "cluster of trees or brush"). First used in college sense at Princeton.