The Magdalen College campus occupies 135 acres of pine and hardwood forest, open fields, gravel footpaths, and stone walls that are remnants of late nineteenth century farms. The buildings and layout of the campus are designed as a traditional New England village.
Our Lady, Queen of Apostles Chapel is the center of campus life. Built of red brick, with New Hampshire granite capstones that symbolize the four marks of the Church, the Chapel is the primary place of worship. Its simple and reverent design, with colorful faceted-glass windows, mosaic Stations of the Cross, and a large crucifix directly above the tabernacle, helps to focus a worshipper’s attention on Christ the Lord who is truly present.
The St. Augustine Library is located in the east wing of St. Paul’s Multipurpose Building. Within 2,280 square feet, it houses the college’s permanent collection of books, periodicals, and audiovisual items. It provides ample study space for students, including individual study carrels, study tables, and relaxed seating.
Surrounded by the beauty of New England trees, the two primary classroom buildings each house three classrooms. Two of the classrooms have large, oval-shaped tables and chairs for an intimate tutorial gathering of approximately 20 students. Two of the other classrooms include desks for the Latin and Euclid tutorials, and the two remaining rooms are devoted to faculty offices. Classrooms are also located in St. Paul’s Multipurpose Building
The College provides three meals a day during the week and brunch and supper on the weekend to students in the dining room. Magdalen College includes the cost of meal plans in its cost of attendance so students do not need to purchase an additional meal plan. In addition to meals, speakers, and special events, students use the dining room to study and socialize with other students.
The student residences on the campus, built with clapboard siding, brick, and shuttered windows, are a “home away from home” for the students enrolled at the college. St. Joseph‘s Residence for men has a large living room, a chapel where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved, study areas, a recreation room, an exercise room, and laundry facilities. Each bedroom accommodates several students with bunk beds, wardrobes, storage spaces, and a bathroom.
Like the St. Joseph‘s Residence, the St. Mary‘s Residence for women has a large living room, a chapel where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved, study areas, an exercise room, and laundry facilities. Each bedroom accommodates several students with bunk beds, wardrobes, storage space, and a bathroom.
Located in St. Paul’s Multipurpose Building, the student lounge offers the opportunity for leisure and socializing. It includes a pool table, ping-pong table, foosball table, piano, comfortable seating and a screen for campus movie nights.
Students utilize Magdalen College’s 14,000 square foot gymnasium for basketball, volleyball, tennis, and other sports.
This level playing field adjacent to St. Paul‘s Multipurpose Building is used for soccer, volleyball, flag football, and many other activities.
The Greenhouse is located on the edge of the Athletic Field. Students grow food for use in the campus kitchen, even in the colder months.
The Stations of the Cross Field is located across from the Chapel. Students use this space for traditional New England bonfires and for various other activities.
Nestled in a garden outside the Chapel, this shrine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is dedicated to the memory of Father Charles Fiore, a long-time friend and benefactor of the College.