Marlboro College: land of the reconverted dairy farm. That's right! The academic building, dining hall, administrative offices, health center, admissions building, and even one of the dorms used to be part of a working dairy farm. The land was donated when Marlboro was founded, and ever since, students and staff have been working to rebuild the old parts of the farm into a thriving college space. Almost everything here is white clapboard. The insides of the buildings are, for the most part, homey and warm. There is wood everywhere, with soft lighting and lots of heat (a necessity for Vermont). Even the dance studios, performing arts building, theater, art studios, sculpture barn, and music building all have this glow about them.
Most facilities at Marlboro are adequate. There's a place to paint, a place to dance, and a soccer field to play "Marlboro-style" soccer. We have a weight room, a sauna in the woods, and an Outdoor Program with equipment for any trip imaginable. But most things at Marlboro are used and used again, like a rustic summer camp. Here at Marlboro, everyone has what they need to learn and be happy, but high-tech expensive facilities are not in the near future, nor do most students want them to be. Every time the issue of "a television on campus" comes up, students vote to keep it out. Everyone is satisfied to work with what they have.