Students walking under the bridge between Ritchie and Slawson Halls through the courtyard

G-Hawk Courtyard

Explore the Geological History of Kansas

Nestled outdoors between Lindley, Ritchie, and Slawson Hall, the G-Hawk Courtyard contains boulders from the last 2 billion years of geologic history from the Proterozoic to Cenozoic ages, all found in the state of Kansas.

Interactive Rock Garden

A stone throw away from Lindley Hall, visitors and students alike can tour the courtyard and harvest a specimen of their own from the Rock Garden. The garden is replenished often with new specimens of rocks, minerals, and fossils from around the world, collected by researchers who brought them to KU to study.
View of Ritchie Hall from the courtyard with a reflection of Lindley Hall in the windows.