The Latin word campus, which can be translated as "plain" , is used in our language with reference to buildings and the land that belong to a college . A campus it houses the infrastructure and the different spaces of an educational establishment of this type.
For example: “During my university days I had a lot of fun on campus”, “The campus of this university is spectacular”, “A shooting on an American campus left three people dead”.
A campus is usually formed by the various faculties of the college next to libraries , the coffee shops , the residences intended for students, gyms and the green areas . The intention is that students can develop their life on campus, finding everything they need for their studies but also recreation options.
The campuses are an evolution of the medieval schools where the students studied and lived. Nowadays you can find university campuses in many countries .
A virtual campus On the other hand, it is a digital platform that expands the academic life of a university beyond physical space. On these campuses students can access information about their grades and check class schedules, among other possibilities.
This would be the case, for example, of the Virtual Campus of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). In it, students have at their disposal tools and sections such as the smart university card, the virtual printer or personalized access to their notes, enrollments, subjects ...
In the field of sport The training days for children and young people who practice a certain activity are called campus. It is common for these campuses to be organized by clubs that have professional teams or by famous athletes who wish to transmit their teachings to new generations.
However, we can not forget the so-called summer campuses. These become camps that are carried out during the summer. Children of different ages are those who become students of these campuses, which are developed, as a rule, in spaces surrounded by nature. In these places, where there is the assistance and direction of different monitors, the little ones stay in cabins with other children and perform all kinds of training and recreational activities.
At present, we find a great variety of summer campuses. Thus, there are those who focus on the practice of a specific sport, those that help children learn languages and there are even those that revolve around cooking or dance.
The parents of these children should be very clear about what they like or what they should improve to properly choose the perfect campus.
In the world of cinema we find several films that have in their titles the word that occupies us now. This would be the case, for example, of "Murder on campus." It is a 1997 film, directed by Bradley Wigor, which tells how a young student begins to interact with criminals who have committed several murders.