Marlboro College

Admissions Student Life

What do you want to do?

Campus life at Marlboro College correlates directly with student interests. Most events and activities are organized by the students themselves. Extracurricular groups and endeavors, such as the campus radio station, the Women’s Resource Center, Apple Days festival or the student-run farm, evolve yearly with each incoming class. Through this ongoing collective creation, Marlboro students develop valuable skills in teamwork and community organizing, as well as a strong sense of civic investment.

Rural and Connected

Marlboro's inspiring natural setting is rural, but students do not need to feel isolated as the vibrant town of Brattleboro is just down the road. Students can make the trip on regularly scheduled and free MOOver buses, college vans or the campus car share. Meanwhile, Marlboro’s rural setting inspires many outside activities, and the Outdoor Program sponsors everything from rock climbing nearby to kayaking in Florida’s Okeefenokee Swamp. 

Community Engagement

Students, faculty and staff play an integral role in shaping campus life through their participation in Town Meeting, a monthly assembly during which college-wide issues are discussed and brought to vote. Students also serve on committees in areas ranging from curriculum development and faculty hiring to public art and food services.

From Concerts to Broomball

Life on campus for students is as dynamic as one chooses. Activities that students typically enjoy include lectures, readings, concerts and art exhibits by notable visiting scholars as well as members of the college community. Students also participate in athletic activities such as soccer, basketball, hockey, cross-country skiing and, everyone’s favorite, an annual broomball tournament. Each semester has its popular open mikes, dance parties and outdoor festivals as well.

Student Life Staff

The student life staff supports all of the student endeavors listed here while upholding Marlboro’s academic mission. 

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