Darkness at Bay
Main Campus (Sub-District)
The central body of academia, located in the heart of Royal Bay.
Though a few buildings predating the founding of the college do exist, they are both small and outnumbered compared to the largely ‘modern’ buildings that make up the bulk of the campus. Constructed mainly between 1911-1925 and 1950-1965, these buildings are showing their age, both in outward facade and the reliability of their amenities. Air conditioning is usually the first to go, and lighting has always been poor outside of the classrooms and faculty building.
Founded in 1911, Royal Bay University was originally a Catholic project that fell to state operation sometime during the Great Depression. Through some rapid growth in the 50s and 60s, it was being heralded as the new flagship university for the state of Alabama, but staunch competition remains between the University of Alabama and Auburn University.