Campus Map


  • 1. Admissions


    Building's Function: Admissions Offices

    Back when Marlboro College was a couple of dairy farms, the admissions building served as a calf barn. Now it’s the home of the admissions offices, and includes a cozy, welcoming space for visitors.

  • 2. All-the-Way


    Building's Function: Student Housing

    All the Way, connected to Halfway and just up the hill from the pottery shed, is a dorm that usually houses 19 freshman and seniors. Benefits of living in All the Way include laundry facilities, a large kitchen space, a spacious common room, and an outside deck.

  • 3. Appletree


    Building's Function: Classrooms, Staff Offices

    A small barn turned into a big, inviting room, the Appletree building is used for slide shows, movies, classes, and lectures. Willene Clark, who taught art history in the building for over 30 years, just kept calling the place “the little Apple Tree,” refering to the apple tree that grows next to the building, until the name stuck.

    Backside View



    Side View

  • 4. Baber


    Building's Function: Visual Arts

    The Alice Baber Art Studio offers students great light for figure drawing, painting, and other art classes. Open studios are a favorite event, when community members can visit and explore all that visual arts students are discovering.


    Front View

    Painting Class

    Portrait Class

    Student Painting

    Students Framing Work

  • 5. Brown Science

    Brown Science

    Building's Function: Science Classrooms and Labs

    True to Marlboro form, the hilltop Brown Science Building is multi-functional. During the day, science students attend classes in the building’s many labs and classrooms. At night, however, the building is populated by nocturnal students working on their Plans. The building boasts office space for seniors, a computational science lab, a snack bar, the school newspaper’s office, and lots of study space.

    Biology Lab

    Chem Lab



    Front Side View

    Starting Small

  • 6. Cabin 1

  • 7. Cabin 2

  • 8. Campus Center

    Campus Center

    Building's Function: Bookstore, Coffee Shop, Student Mail, Game Room, Study Area

    Like most campus centers, this one has a coffee shop, bookstore, game room and student mailboxes. Unlike most campus centers, it’s a post-and-beam creation with huge south-facing windows that was built with the help of students, faculty, and staff in 1981. The attached Total Health Center includes a fitness center, health clinic, counseling facilities, and a sunny meeting room. The facility looks out on the heart of campus, recently landscaped for diverse uses, from outdoor classes to games of quidditch.

    Coffee Shop

    Front Side View

    Side View

    Total Health Center Waiting Room

    Health Center, Campus Store, Gym
  • 9. Captain Dan Mather House

    Captain Dan Mather House

    Building's Function: President's Residence

    As the president’s residence, the Captain Dan Mather House is the location of many formal and informal gatherings.

  • 10. Center for Equity, Empowerment, and Inclusion

    Center for Equity, Empowerment, and Inclusion

    Building's Function: Student Housing

    The Marlboro Center for Equity, Empowerment, and Inclusion seeks to support, retain, and sustain all Marlboro students who identify as underrepresented due to race, class, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender expression, ability, and veteran status. The Center provides tools, resources, and assistance to establish a learning environment in which underrepresented students will learn about diversity, social justice, power, and privilege. There are six rooms in the Center housing the following groups: Queer Resource Center, Living in Color, Women’s Resource Center, Spiritual Life Committee, and a dedicated study space for students with learning differences. There is also a common space in which the Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce holds its weekly meetings.

  • 11. Cottage 1

  • 12. Cottage 2

  • 13. Cottage 3

  • 14. Cottage 4

  • 15. Cottage 5

  • 16. Cottage 6

  • 17. Dalrymple


    Building's Function: Classrooms, Faculty and Student Offices

    Dalrymple is a veritable rabbit warren of sunny classrooms, faculty offices, and seminar rooms. The site of most humanities and social studies classes, it's a hub of campus activities during the day. The building is named for Luke Dalrymple, the college’s handyman who, with help from students and faculty, converted it from a big hay barn back in 1947. It recently received new windows and other renovations, making it perhaps the most energy-efficient former hay barn in Vermont.

    Backside View

    Front View

    Front View

    Group Tutorial

    Lights on at Night

    Student in Front

    View from Library Balcony

  • 18. Dining Hall

    Dining Hall

    Building's Function: Dining Hall, Information Technology Offices

    The dining hall was a cow barn until college handyman Luke Dalrymple and his legion of students and faculty transformed it into a big, airy cafeteria with a stage at one end for concerts, films, and community performances. The heart of campus, here you will find everything from students and faculty informally discussing readings to semi-formal dances. The Staples conference room is also located in the dining hall, as well as the offices of the IT department.


    Interior View


    Town Meeting

    Town Meeting

    View from Stage

    Staples, IT Suite
  • 19. Gander


    Building's Function: World Studies, Languages

    The Roderick Gander Center for World Studies is dedicated to promoting international opportunities on campus, including the World Studies Program, as well as study abroad and foreign languages. It is named in memory of former Marlboro president Rod Gander, who helped spearhead the World Studies Program. The space includes offices, classrooms, the comfortable World Studies Lounge, WDTR (Marlboro College's radio station) and the career development office. In the past, such classical music greats as Rudolf Serkin, Pablo Casals, and Yo-Yo Ma have taught and played in this building, as part of the college music program and the summer Marlboro Music School and Festival.

    Class in Lounge


    View in Winter

  • 20. Greenhouse


    Building's Function: Garden (Indoor and Outdoor)

    The community greenhouse was designed by a student, as part of his Plan of Concentration, and built by community members using mostly sustainably harvested or recycled materials. Powered by the solar panels to the east, the greenhouse serves as a site for starting seedlings in the spring and keeping a few greens growing through the winter months, as well as a meeting and socializing space. The organic farm downhill from the greenhouse provides members of the community an opportunity to learn about vegetable gardening and literally reap the benefits, with 5,000 square feet of terraced gardens on a nice, south-facing slope.



    In Winter


    Solar Panels

  • 21. Halfway


    Building's Function: Student Housing

    Halfway shares a common room, kitchen and laundry facilities with, you might have guessed, All the Way. It is one of the larger dorms, housing 25 students on average in its singles, doubles, and triples, and is a stone's throw from the dining hall.

  • 22. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley

    Building's Function: Student Housing

    Soon after this dorm was built in the early 1960s a sign appeared in front, presumably purloined from a nearby resort. The name “Happy Valley” stuck. This is one of the smallest dorms, housing approximately 16 students and, like its neighbor Schrader, including students from all academic classes. Happy Valley boasts wood floors, big windows, and a huge common room.

  • 23. Hendricks


    Building's Function: Student Housing

    This building was a farm house until Marlboro’s founder, Walter Hendricks, moved in and started a college on this site. Located in the heart of campus, right by the dining hall, Hendricks has several dormitory rooms, a kitchen, bathroom, spacious common room, and a shady porch.

  • 24. Howland


    Building's Function: Student Housing

    One of Marlboro's larger dorms, Howland offers its residents a large common room and outside balcony. On average there are about 33 students from all academic classes living in Howland’s triples, doubles, singles, and apartment. This dorm is popular among students for its close proximity to Dalrymple and the library, and sports a new solar hot water system.

  • 25. MacArthur House

  • 26. Maintenance

  • 27. Marlboro North

    Marlboro North

    Building's Function: Student Housing

    Once an inn named “The Four Inn Hand,” Marlboro North, situated three miles from campus, is one of the largest dorms with around 30 residents. It is a popular destination for students who seek privacy and semi-independence in their housing. There are a collection of singles, doubles, triples and suites; many with private bathrooms and some with private decks. There is also a spacious kitchen, laundry facilities, access to hiking trails and a huge common room with a pool table.

  • 28. Married Student Housing

    Married Student Housing

    Building's Function: Student Housing

    This collection of one-bedroom apartments was built for students with families and for visiting faculty members.

  • 29. Mather


    Building's Function: Administrative Offices

    A 19th century farm house, Mather became the college’s first dorm in 1947 and now houses administrative offices, the mail facility, and the president’s office. Students will find their way here for help with financial aid or student accounts.

  • 30. Observatory

  • 31. On the Way

    On the Way

    Building's Function: Administrative

    A stone's throw from the president's residence, On the Way provides administrative spaces for Marlboro's Graduate and Professional Studies programs. The cozy, renovated house has offices, meeting rooms, a spacious kitchen, and space to just relax and ponder the significance of social evolution and sustainability.

    Front View

    Living room

    Meeting Room

    Video Conference Room

  • 32. Out-of-the-Way


    Building's Function: Student Housing

    Known on campus as “Out of the Way”, Marlboro’s newest dorm sits on the edge of the scenic woodlands at the north end of campus. The dorm is a collection of three and four-person suites, each with a bathroom and kitchenette, opening onto a bright, airy common room. Out of the Way holds an average of 18 students in its single and double rooms, as well as a student life coordinator in its apartment.

    Common Room

    Front Entrance

    Front View

  • 33. Outdoor Program

    Outdoor Program

    Building's Function: Outdoor Program Activities and Equipment Rentals

    Originally a blacksmith shop for the dairy farms around it, this building is now home to the Outdoor Program, which organizes trips from hiking local trails to rafting in Ecuador. The building is primarily an enormous gear locker from which students can sign out anything from board games to climbing shoes to tents. The addition of a storage barn, using lumber sustainably harvested from the college's own forests, allows for the storage of kayaks, whitewater rafts and other boats.

  • 34. Persons Auditorium

    Persons Auditorium

    Building's Function: Gym and Performance Space

    Persons does double duty as an athletic gym and larger performance space, so you are as likely to find a pick-up game of basketball here as you are world class chamber music. The spacious main room under graceful arching rafters serves as home to Marlboro Music Festival concerts in the summer. Persons also has a green room, a spacious lobby, and a workout space in the basement, used by students interested in boxing and martial arts

    Concert in Persons

    Monarch Room

    Tango Class

    Tango Class

  • 35. Pottery Shed

    Pottery Shed

    Building's Function: Kiln and Pottery Studio

    Back when the college community collected sap and made its own maple syrup, this building was constructed from the timbers of a nearby barn to serve as the sugar house. Now, with its gas-fired kiln outside and studio space inside, the pottery shed is an oasis of calm and creativity tucked in the edge of the woods by Moss Hollow Road.

    Ceramics Class

    Ceramics Class

    Ceramics Class

    Roadside View

  • 36. Random North

    Random North

    Building's Function: Student Housing

    The names of Random North and South refer to the random approach that’s been followed in naming many of Marlboro’s buildings. Random North is a dorm that houses, on average, 21 students and shares its laundry and kitchen space with Random South. It consists of singles, doubles, triples, and a student apartment. It also has several rooms with outside balconies.

  • 37. Random South

    Random South

    Building's Function: Student Housing

    In addition to housing students, Random South has an apartment for one of Marlboro’s student life coordinators. This dorm generally houses 30 students in its triples, doubles, and singles, and is a hop and a skip from the Campus Center. It also has a kitchen area, laundry facilities, and rooms with outside balconies.

  • 38. Redhouse


    Building's Function: Student housing

    Local lore has it that the Red House was built from a Sears kit in the early 1900s. Recently renovated and updated, the Red House offers its residents a living room, kitchen, deck, yard and access to hiking trails. It is located on South Road about a mile from campus. With its four singles, the Red House is reserved for four upper-class students.

  • 39. Rice-Aron Library

    Rice-Aron Library

    Building's Function: Library, Computer Lab

    One thing that visitors always notice when coming to Marlboro is how much students take advantage of their library. Open 24 hours a day, at night the building is teeming with late-night studiers with their coffee-makers, sleeping bags, and laptops. The library offers comfortable study spaces, a large computer lab, a media lab, classrooms, on-line research resources, and, of course, more than 75,000 books.

    Aron Wing

    Front Side View

    Full Front View

    Nook in Aron Wing

    One of Many Library Nooks

    Side Door Entrance

    Side View


    Computer Lab
  • 40. Schrader


    Building's Function: Student Housing

    Perched near the top of campus, this dorm has beautiful southern views of the foothills of the Green Mountains. Housing 22 students on average, Schrader is one of Marlboro’s most popular dorms due to its common room, laundry facilities and proximity to the library and Dalrymple. The dorm includes singles, doubles, and triples, attracting a fairly diverse student population of freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

  • 41. Serkin Center

    Serkin Center

    Building's Function: Performing Arts

    The newest academic building at Marlboro, the Rudolf and Irene Serkin Center for the Performing Arts honors the legendary pianist and director of the Marlboro Music Festival, Rudolf Serkin, and his wife Irene. The building contains a huge dance studio, a digital recording studio and electronic music lab, rehearsal rooms, a listening library, and classrooms. It also contains the 125-seat, acoustically engineered Ragle Hall, providing a showcase for lectures and smaller concerts.

    Dance Hall

    Front Entrance

    Front Entrance at Night

    Ragle Hall

    Ragle Hall
  • 42. Snyder Center for the Visual Arts

    Snyder Center for the Visual Arts

    Building's Function: Visual Arts Center

    Marlboro's newest building, dedicated in May 2016, is now the hub of the visual arts programs, including a digital media lab, welding area, ceramics studio, and sculpture studio, and gallery space. The welding area is named for long-time professor Gib Taylor, and was part of Perrine sculpture building before it was incorporated into the new structure. A "magnet" classroom used by faculty in other disciplines encourages collaboration and ensures that students from across the curriculum come in contact with the work of art students.

    Ceramics Studio

    Critique Room

    Drawing Studio

    Front View

    Magnet Classroom

    Scupture Studio

    Media Lab, Magnet Classroom
  • 43. Whittemore House

    Whittemore House

    Building's Function: Student housing

    Built by and named for the carpenter son of one of Marlboro’s founders, the Whittemore House offers students independence and privacy, located in the woods along South Road, about a mile from campus. Like its neighbor, the Red House, it generally houses four to five upper-class students in its three spacious rooms and boasts a huge common room, kitchen and two bathrooms.

  • 44. Whittemore Theater

    Whittemore Theater

    Building's Function: Theater, Art Gallery

    A 270-seat theater in the round, the Whittemore hosts performances directed, choreographed, and performed by students and faculty as well as visiting artists. In the basement of the Whittemore lurks a great, winding traverse of a climbing wall, manned by Outdoor Program staffers. There are also faculty and student offices and a large green room.

    Drury Gallery

    Designed by renowned sculptor-architect Michael Singer, when he was a visiting professor, the Drury Gallery offers a beautiful presentation space for work by faculty, students, and visiting artists.

    Drury Gallery Events Calendar

    Backside View

    Drury Gallery

    Entrance View

    View from the Fire Pond

    Drury Gallery
  • 45. Woodard


    Building's Function: Art

    Named for Don Woodard, the man who for decades comprised Marlboro’s entire maintenance staff, Woodard has classroom space, a ceramics studio, personal studio space for senior art students, a fully-equipped black and white darkroom and a digital photography lab.


    Front Side View

    Front view

    Front View in Winter

Parking Lots

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