FSU Labyrinth

Often confused with a maze, which is a puzzle to be solved, a labyrinth is a path to be followed. It is a winding path moving in turns toward a center point for reflection. The path is unicursal, meaning the ways in and out of the labyrinth are the same.

Labyrinths have been used around the world for over 3,500 years. Walking the labyrinth provides an opportunity to reflect, think critically about a question or problem, connect with your physical self, reduce stress, experience gratitude, inspire creativity, or grieve. The labyrinth will add to the rich collection of reflection spaces at FSU including the Meditation Room in the Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement, Be Well Space by the Wellness Center, Friendship Garden adjacent to Mina Jo Powell Green, Landis Green, and Healing Garden at the College of Medicine, among others. By creating spaces that invite reflection, we encourage thinking, meaning making, and well-being.

Black rock from the friendship garden at Mina Jo Powell

Developing Partnerships

The journey to a labyrinth on campus began in 2014 when a group of students, faculty, and staff discussed the possibility of developing a space on campus dedicated to reflection.
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Bees on a flower in a campus flower bed

Creating a Sense of Place

From the early stages of the labyrinth design, the staff from Facilities Grounds and Planning focused on developing a sense of place.
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People walking the traveling labyrinth


From the beginning one of the primary goals of the Labyrinth Working Group was to design and develop a labyrinth that was accessible.
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