Your Visit to Thomas University!

Located on the former site of the Birdwood Plantation, Thomas University shares in the rich history for which Thomasville, Georgia is known. The lush campus environment is surrounded by oaks and beautiful landscaping. The physical facilities combine the best of both old-world and modern architecture. Imagine yourself reading a book on a wrought iron bench under the shade of an old oak tree. Or grab a quiet moment for reflection or study in the beautifully restored Balfour Chapel.

Visit TU and experience a bit of Southern hospitality in an historic academic setting. We can’t wait to welcome you!

Campus Visit Registration

Campus tours are offered Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Click here to schedule your visit. Upon arrival to campus, park in the lot located on Pinetree Street. Tours depart from the Office of Admissions, located in the Enrollment Management building D.

Virtual Tour

Not able to visit? Take a virtual tour by clicking any lettered building for more information. Select escape to return.

Thomas University, founded in 1950, is located on the site of the former Birdwood Plantation. Birdwood was initially developed in 1932 as a winter home for the Right Honorable William Cameron Forbes, former Governor General of the Philippine Islands and Ambassador to Japan. The original buildings are a historical feature of today’s campus. The manor house, which is on the National Historic Register, has been renovated and now serves as the Forbes Administration Building. The original dining room, kitchen, and guest rooms serve as the faculty annex and are connected to the manor house by a colonnade. The annex provides space for administration and faculty offices. The original carriage house has been remodeled for use as the business office. Since 1950, several buildings have been moved onto the campus, including the Birdwood Chapel, which was originally the Mount Carmel Primitive Baptist Church, and several classroom buildings. The campus facilities include sports and recreation areas, and is currently undergoing many expansion projects.

In 2009-10 the campus grounds were extensively upgraded and beautified. New entries, parking lots, sidewalks, lighting, and abundant landscaping contribute to the traditional pastoral campus design. A highlight of this campus design is the John and Beth Wright University Park, complete with a lake.