Giving directions at the university

Giving directions at the university

From the Main Entrance

Prospective Student: Excuse me, could you tell me how to get to the admissions office?

Current Student: Sure, go straight down this path until you reach the central fountain. From there, turn right and walk past the library – it’s the big red brick building. The admissions office is the third building on the left, just after the statue of the university’s founder.

a prospective student is asking a current student for directions

From the Student Union Building

Prospective Student: Hi, I’m trying to find the admissions office. Can you help me out?

Current Student: Of course! Exit the union and take a left. Walk past the student theater, and continue until you see a modern art statue that looks like intertwined rings. The admissions office is right across from that statue.

a prospective student is asking a current student for directions to the admissions office

From the Campus Cafeteria

Prospective Student: Could you direct me to the admissions office from here?

Current Student: Absolutely. Go out the main door of the cafeteria and follow the path with the blue benches. When you get to the large oak tree, take a left and walk straight ahead. The admissions office is next to the building with the green dome, just before the bronze sculpture of an open book.

From the Dormitories

Prospective Student: I’m lost; can you tell me how to get to the admissions office?

Current Student: No problem. Head towards the main campus road and take a right. Walk along that road until you see the historic bell tower. Keep the tower to your right and proceed down the avenue. The admissions office is the second building on your right, just after the marble lion statues.

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From the Parking Lot

Prospective Student: I’m here to see the admissions office, but I’m not sure where it is from this parking lot.

Current Student: Sure thing. Walk towards the big digital information board, then take the path on the right. You’ll pass by a series of international flags. Keep going straight until you reach the main quad. The admissions office is on the far side, opposite the quad, next to the hall with the large mural of the university crest.

image depicting a university setting

Useful Phrases

“Go straight ahead” – ⬆️

“Turn left/right at the intersection” – ↩️/β†ͺ️

“It’s right next to the [landmark/building]” – 🏫

“Walk past the [statue/artwork]” – πŸ—Ώ

“The [specific place] is on the opposite side of the quad” – πŸ”„

“You will see a big sign for [place]” – πŸͺ§

“It’s just behind the [specific building]” – πŸ”™

“The office is in front of the [fountain/garden]” – β›²οΈπŸŒΈ

“Use the side entrance, not the main one” – πŸšͺ➑️

“It’s across from the [campus feature]” – ↔️

“If you reach the [cafeteria/library], you’ve gone too far” – πŸ½οΈπŸ“š

“Keep the [landmark] to your right/left as you walk” – πŸ‘‰/πŸ‘ˆ

“Take the stairs/elevator to the [floor number]” – πŸͺœπŸ›—

“You’ll find it on the [direction] wing of the building” – πŸ›οΈ

“Cross the courtyard, and it’s the first door” – πŸšͺ🏞️

“The office is diagonally across from the [campus store]” – πŸ›οΈβ†˜οΈ

“Look for the building with [distinctive feature]” – πŸ‘€

“It’s the building with the [color] doors” – πŸšͺ🎨

“You’ll pass a series of [distinctive trees or gardens]” – 🌳🌹

“It’s adjacent to the [student services center]” – πŸ’β€β™‚οΈπŸ’

“Follow the signs for [department name]” – πŸͺ§βž‘️

“It’s right after the pedestrian crossing” – 🚸

“You’ll see the [mural/statue] in front of it” – πŸŽ¨πŸ—Ώ

“The path veers to the left by the [campus cafΓ©]” – β˜•οΈβ¬…οΈ

“It’s the only building with a [distinctive feature, like a clock tower]” – 🏫⏰


Building – 🏒
Library – πŸ“š
Lecture Hall – πŸŽ“
Cafeteria – 🍽️
Gym – πŸ‹οΈ
Dormitory – πŸ›Œ
Lab – πŸ”¬
Bookstore – 🏬
Parking Lot – πŸ…ΏοΈ
Office – πŸ›οΈ

Auditorium – 🎭
Quad – 🌳
Statue – πŸ—Ώ
Fountain – β›²
Pathway – πŸ›€οΈ
Escalator – ⬆️⬇️
Corridor – πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ
Crosswalk – 🚸

Bathroom – 🚻
Exit – πŸšͺ
Entrance – πŸžοΈπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ
Bench – πŸͺ‘
Intersection – 🚦
Landmark – πŸ“
Garden – 🌷
Courtyard – 🏰
Campus – 🏫