College Fountains: Harvey Mudd

When our girls were young, we used to take a Fountain Tour of the colleges. We would ride our bikes through the five undergrad campuses and try to ride by every single fountain.

Harvey Mudd College has three fountains, all of which have water running right now. The main and biggest fountain is the Venus Fountain in Hixon Court. The Venus in the middle is from Italy and was made by Giovanni Bologna in the Renaissance. Years ago it was referred to as the ratio fountain because there was a ratio of four men per woman on campus. Times have changed, and it is much closer to 50:50.

For archival photos of the installation of this fountain, click here.

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This fountain is more of a contemplative water piece and is tucked away on northwest end of campus. There are benches for quiet reflection.

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The third fountain is in front of the Linde Activities Center (the LAC).

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