Quo Vadis


The Nationality Rooms are not generally accessible when classes are not in session or on days when tours are not offered, such as inter-term breaks or holidays.  Furthermore, no self-guided tours of the Nationality Rooms are currently offered.  In-person tours of the Nationality Rooms require advance registration at least three days in advance.  The registration form can be found under the Tours menu.  Tours times vary daily and can be found on the tour registration form.  Tour guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks in the interest of promoting healthy community use of common and classroom areas.

There will be no tours offered on Monday, May 30 or Monday, July 4.

What is Quo Vadis?

Founded in 1944, Quo Vadis is a student club devoted to providing in-person tours of the Nationality Rooms to the wide variety of guests. Every year members of Quo Vadis interact with over 12,000 visitors who have arranged in-person, guided group tours. Guides are trained to present factual information about all thirty one Nationality Rooms and to approach their interpretations of the Rooms with their own creative inspiration. Guides, therefore, are drawn from a wide swath of academic backgrounds, with some being linguistics majors, some being engineers, chemistry students, or business students. All have a great interest in the interaction between history and cultural expression in many forms and have a devotion to sharing their excitement about the Nationality Rooms. 

Quo Vadis provides experiential professional learning in museum interpretation, educational programming, visitor services, public speaking, and intercultural learning.

The following video is Quo Vadis guides making jezyks from paper 96 pointed stars derived from Polish tradition. This ornament is strung, ready to hang. The creation of jezyks is the main club fundraiser for Quo Vadis, enabling them to hold club educational meetings and club travel to visit museums and embassies.