I ask myself, “What would I want if I were a student here?”
Northfield Mount Hermon sits on the banks of the Connecticut River in a beautiful New England setting with extensive resources.
It encompasses privately maintained country roads, ponds, a watershed and reservoir, and a working farm with a maple sugaring operation and a cider house. One of NMH's greatest attributes is the large array of facilities available to students.
The Schauffler Library includes an advanced media center, an information commons area, and a state-of-the-art digital language lab. It houses more than 70,000 print and nonprint materials, which are indexed by an online catalog. NMH's library participates in an extensive interlibrary loan system. Check out the library's award-winning blog and weekly "Lounge Lizard."
Computers: The entire campus, including student rooms, is wired on a high-speed computer network.
The Rhodes Arts Center opened in 2008. Highlights for musicians include Raymond Hall, with superb acoustics and an audio and video recording booth; a recital hall and an instrumental rehearsal hall; a harpsichord; 14 grand pianos and five uprights; an electronic music lab with recording capabilities and small studio; six teaching studios; 10 practice rooms; a percussion room; and a world music classroom with a collection of musical instruments from all over the globe. A dance performance space with a sprung floor doubles as a black box theater; there is a second dance studio, also with a sprung floor. An end-stage theater is complete with orchestra pit and full technical support, as well as advanced lighting and recording capabilities. The RAC is home to a black-and-white darkroom and studios for printmaking, design, drawing, digital graphics, photography, video production, ceramics, and painting.
Athletics facilities include an all-weather 400-meter track, two artificial turf fields, 13 playing fields, 15 tennis courts, two gyms with a six-lane pool and fitness center, indoor batting cage, ice rink, wrestling facility with two full-size mats, boathouse and crew dock, a nine-hole golf course, and miles of trails for cross-country skiing, running, and mountain biking.
Blake Student Center houses a full snack bar and grill, meeting rooms, lounges, and game rooms.
Alumni Hall, the dining hall, is centrally located.
Dormitories: Faculty members and their families live with students in 13 dorms.
O'Connor Health and Wellness Center is an accredited hospital with 24-hour service. The medical staff includes three full-time psychologists, health educators, and nurses.
The NMH Task Force for Sustainability supports plant facilities staff to ensure an environmentally sustainable approach to campus operations.