More than two thirds of Marlboro students choose to live on campus, in dorms conveniently located a short walk from classes or cottages tucked in the woods nearby. In this intentionally small learning community, there are no mega residence halls and fellow dorm-mates can all connect with each other in meaningful ways.
Dorms range in vintage from Hendricks, a historic converted farmhouse, to Hilton House, Marlboro’s newest and most modern dorm. Many dorms have comfortable common rooms, for late-night philosophical discussions or LARPing. One of the smallest is Marlboro Gardens, named for the organic garden that was once on that site, while the biggest is nearby Howland, usually housing around 33 students.
Beyond the central campus there are small several cottages, where students can experience group living with a group of two or three friends, sharing a kitchen and a common area. Each year a couple of these cottages are designated for a special interest chosen by students, whether that’s farming or speaking Spanish. Students in cottages, also known as semi-independent living, can go on a modified meal plan and work together to cook some meals for themselves.
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