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'Strike' a Pose At These FAMU Photo Spots!

By Visit Tallahassee

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is one of the most prestigious HBCU’s in the country. With one of the country’s most beautiful campuses to match, FAMU has plenty to offer visitors looking to share highlights of their trip online. Before you make your trip to the Hill, check out this photo gallery of FAMU’s most photo worthy destinations, and use the #iHeartTally hashtag to share the final photo.

Center for Access and Student Success Rattler Statue

One of the newest additions to FAMU’s campus is the 1,800-pound bronze statue sitting proudly in front of the Center for Access and Student Success building. If you haven’t been to FAMU lately, this stop should be first on the list to visit. The hand-crafted Rattler statue made its debut in January 2021 and has quickly become the most popular spot on campus. Standing at 8 feet tall, the latest Rattler on campus will make any photo stand out.

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Rattler Statue at FAMU

Eternal Flame

The Eternal Flame is the heart of Florida A&M University’s campus, symbolizing Rattler excellence- past, present and future. The granite Eternal Flame has been burning 24 hours a day since 1997. If there is one part of FAMU you do not want to miss, it’s the Eternal Flame.

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Man standing at FAMU the quad


Divine Nine Gallery

Are you a member of a Divine Nine organization? The Divine Nine Mural on campus is dedicated to the nine sororities and fraternities that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC). From the crimson and cream of Delta Sigma Theta to the black and gold of Alpha Phi Alpha, these organizations are beautifully spread across the mural. If you are member of an NPHC organization, snap a photo to show your D9 some love.

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FAMU divine nine mural

FAMU Entrance on FAMU Way

Known as the “Highest of Seven Hills,” FAMU’s main campus is spread over 422 acres. As you approach the roundabout on FAMU Way, there’s no denying you’ve entered Florida A&M University’s beautiful and historic campus. This is a popular location to grab photos for new Rattlers and graduating seniors alike.

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Woman celebrating at FAMU Way sign


The Quad

At the center of FAMU’s campus is the Quad. As the University’s central courtyard, the Quad is host to many events put on by the University and student organizations. On any given day you can find students walking to class through the courtyard or taking a break by the student union. It’s the perfect location for a family photo or a quick Instagram post checking in from campus.

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Al Lawson Center

The Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center is the site of celebration, commencement and FAMU pride. Each year, thousands of FAMU graduates cross the stage at the Al Lawson Center for graduation. Built in 2009 and named after FAMU alumni Congressman Al Lawson, the center is also home to FAMU men’s and women’s basketball. Whether you’re enjoying Rattler athletics or celebrating graduation, the Al Lawson Center is a notable landmark on campus.

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The Black Archives

The Meek Eaton Black Archives is one of the oldest and most historic buildings on campus. Originally a Carnegie Library gifted to FAMU in 1908, the archives continue to serve as a research center and museum for African American culture and history. The building itself is a beautiful testament to that rich history. The archives were founded in 1976, making it one of the 10 black archives in the United States.

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two men looking at art in the black archives ats famu

Bragg Stadium

Strike, Strike and Strike again! Bragg Stadium is home to the FAMU Rattlers football team, and the place to be on FAMU gamedays. Named after the 1930s to 1940s Rattler’s coach, Eugene Bragg, the stadium houses up to 25,000 people.

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Whether you’re a prospective Rattler, family member or alumni, show your FAMU pride by taking a picture at any of these locations. Share with the hashtag #iHeartTally and be sure to keep your fangs up!


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