Campus Map

Buildings

1. Admissions
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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
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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
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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

Classroom

Classroom

Side View


4. Baber
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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.

Classroom

Front View

Painting Class

Portrait Class

Student Painting

Students Framing Work


5. Brown Science
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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

Classroom

Entrance

Front Side View

Starting Small


6. Cabin 1

7. Cabin 2

8. Campus Center
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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
9. Cottage 1

10. Cottage 2

11. Cottage 3

12. Cottage 4

13. Cottage 5

14. Cottage 6

15. Dalrymple
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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


16. Dining Hall
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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.

Entrance

Interior View

Stage

Town Meeting

Town Meeting

View from Stage


17. Greenhouse

18. Halfway
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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.


19. Happy Valley
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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.


20. Hendricks
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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.


21. Howland
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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.


22. Maintenance

23. Marlboro Gardens
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Marlboro Gardens

Building's Function: Student housing

Tucked at the end of a lane, Marlboro Gardens is basic but roomy and comfortable, with a common room for late-night discussions of philosophy or games of charades. The dorm holds around 11 students in singles and doubles, and is a popular site for students who want to live in a quieter environment.


24. Marlboro North

25. Married Student Housing

26. Mather
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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.


27. Observatory

28. On the Way

29. Out-of-the-Way
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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


30. Outdoor Program
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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.


31. Persons Auditorium
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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


32. Pottery Shed
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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


33. President's House

34. Random North
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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.


35. Random South
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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.


36. Rice-Aron Library
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Rice-Aron Library

Building's Function: Library, Computer Lab, Media 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

Welcome


37. Schrader
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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.


38. Serkin Center
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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
39. Synder Art Center

40. Whittemore Theater
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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
41. Woodard
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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.

Darkroom

Front Side View

Front view

Front View in Winter


42. World Studies
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World Studies

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

Front Side View in Winter

Lounge


Fields

bullet Zimmerman Field

Parking Lots

bullet Admissions Parking Lot

bullet Commuter Parking Lot

bullet Persons Parking Lot

bullet Serkin Center Parking Lot (North)

bullet Serkin Center Parking Lot (South)

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