If there is one thing that Clark knows how to do, it is to maintain its facilities. Students may complain about the age of some of the dorms, but most don’t realize the amount of work that goes into them each summer. Many of the dorms and houses get completely repainted, and some of them get recarpeted, as well. The landscapers do a great job of keeping the grass cut and flowers planted in the spring, and the insides of the buildings are cleaned from top to bottom. On top of that, new buildings are being constructed and old buildings are being gutted and renovated all the time. As a matter of fact, the Goddard Library has been renovated recently. The University Center, Dana Commons, Goddard Library, the Kneller, and the campus Green are the major parts of the Clark campus, and each one is integral to student life. Being only about the size of two city blocks, the main campus facilities are all very close to one another and get a lot of traffic each day. The fairly new biology buildings and the Traina center for the Arts are worth checking out after arriving on campus.
Clark is not constructed to be a fully self-sufficient island apart from the surroundings of Worcester, which is why the administration chose to have an open-campus policy and not implement some entertainment features that some other campuses have. Clark has no need for on-campus movie theaters, clubs, or bowling alleys since the ones in Worcester are all so close and easy to get to. But, even without the need for such things, the school still does its best to use each building to its fullest potential for the students.