New England is one of the most beautiful places in America, and Magdalen College is blessed to call the picturesque town of Warner, NH its home. Students have ample opportunities to explore New England’s mountains, valleys, and coasts through daytrips to local sites:
Gardening in Our Greenhouse
Lavender Picking at Pumpkin Blossom Farm
Hiking Mount Kearsarge
Visiting Fort Foster Beach in Kittery, Maine
Canoeing on the Contoocook River
Attending a Pow-Wow at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum
Apple-Picking at Gould Hill Farm
Celebrating the Annual Warner Fall Foliage Festival
Skiing at Pat’s Peak in Henniker
The Arts of the Beautiful
Students at Magdalen College have a wealth of cultural opportunities beyond the classroom through the “Arts of the Beautiful” Program on campus. This program, sponsored by the Office of Student Life, has included these recent events:
“La Bohème” by Boston Lyric Opera – Boston, MA
Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7 by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra – Burlington, VT
Currier Museum – Manchester, NH
Frank Llyod Wright’s Zimmerman and Kalil Homes – Manchester, NH
Hammond Castle Museum – Gloucester, MA
Museum of Fine Arts – Boston, MA
Cultural Beauty in Greater New England
Approximately thirty minutes from the campus, Concord, the state capital of New Hampshire, offers students a wide variety of opportunities for leisure and cultural beauty, including events at the Capitol Center for the Arts and art-house films at the Red River Theatre. For more information, visit this site devoted to Concord’s attractions.
Approximately forty-five minutes from the campus, Manchester, the largest city in New Hampshire, features cultural centers including the Currier Museum of Art, the Palace Theater, Fisher Cats Baseball, and the SNHU Arena.
Nashua, Salem, and Hanover
In addition to the opportunities in Concord and Manchester, there are a number of opportunities to enjoy professional classical concerts, theater, cinema, and art throughout New England. These include the Nashua Symphony and the New Hampshire Philharmonic in Salem. A wealth of cultural events takes place forty-five minutes north at the Hopkins Theater in Hanover near Dartmouth College.
Boston and Beyond
Boston, one of America’s oldest and greatest cities, lies south of the college, approximately 90 minutes by car. Its historical and cultural treasures offer opportunities for exploration and leisure. Some of Boston’s most popular attractions include:
Last night, the Magdalen faculty, staff, and students celebrated a traditional Thanksgiving meal, hosted and served by the student chapter of the Knights of Columbus. We have much to be thankful for! ￼
Statement from the Most Reverend Peter Libasci, Bishop of Manchester: “I am saddened to learn of the planned closure of Magdalen College, which has served as a model institution of higher learning steeped in faith for 50 years. The accomplishments of its students, faculty, and alumni will surely live on in the positive impact they have had on our Church and on society-at-large. I am remembering Magdalen College’s current students, faculty, and staff, along with its founders and alumni, in my daily prayers.”￼ ... See MoreSee Less
So sad. Was it the result of lacking enough enrollment?
What a loss, while the need for authentic Catholic education has never been greater.
It’s not over until it’s over. Sometimes the end is just the beginning. Hoping against hope is what the Christian life is all about.
It is sad news. I’d love to see it resuscitate. The name change is part of the snag here, it was right to revert back to Magdalen.
It’s remote. Maybe benchmarking with Wyoming Catholic will/would/might inspire a new approach.
Oh no! My daughter spent two weeks at Magdalen College in summer of 2022. She's only a junior. So sad to hear it might not be an option for her. Magdalen is a unique college with a lot to offer Catholic students both spiritually and intellectually. 🙏🙏🙏
As an admirer from afar, I am very sorry to hear this.
Start a fundraiser. I’m sure enough people are willing to donate to keep it running for another year. We can’t lose this school. It’s one of the few Catholic colleges that are actually conservative.
Carrie Ann Hebert did you see this?
Send them to Thomas More College of Liberal Arts,if the closure pushes forward.
This past weekend, Magdalen welcomed alumni, parents, and prospective students onto campus for our annual Welcome Weekend. In addition to receiving an orientation to the college, guests partook in a schedule of Socratic seminars, an alumni panel, tours, Jeopardy games, an art display, and a dance to the tunes of the East Bay Jazz Band. Happy 50th!
On Friday, Magdalen celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a special Gala Dinner for over 160 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and trustees. It was wonderful to have Dr. Peter Kreeft as our guest speaker and to hear our polyphony choir perform several pieces. Thanks to Jeff Karls, Jim Hickel, Mark Gillis, Chris Graveline, and Cindy Coughlin for sharing memories from their time at Magdalen! ￼