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Most Marlboro students choose to live on campus, in residence halls conveniently located a short walk from classes or in cottages tucked in the woods nearby.

In this intentionally small learning community, there are no mega residence halls and fellow hall-mates are able to connect with each other in meaningful ways.

Halls range from vintage like Hendricks, a historic converted farmhouse, to Hilton House, Marlboro’s newest and most modern residence hall. Many halls 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 two or three friends, sharing a kitchen and a common area. Each year a couple of these cottages are designated for a special interest housing chosen by students, whether that’s farming or speaking Spanish. They also offer the opportunity for substance free living if students choose. 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.

Learn more about each residence hall:

Out of the Way is a comfortable dormitory near the edge of campus.



(a mostly random selection of Marlboro microdestinations)