Often called Detroit’s most elegant place to learn, Marygrove is located on 53 beautifully wooded acres in northwest Detroit. The park-like campus is centered by four very spacious buildings. Two main structures, both completed in 1927, are the Liberal Arts Building and Madame Cadillac Hall.Built of Bedford stone in a Tudor Gothic architectural style, both buildings are distinguished by the quality of their materials, including Carrera and Tavernelle Rose marble, English oak paneling, stained and leaded glass windows, terra cotta fireplaces, and bronze grillwork. From the maple and oak hardwood floors to the slate roofs, the buildings are crafted with a quality of material and attention to detail that can never be replicated. In many ways, both buildings represent Marygrove at its best: they express a philosophy of education that reveres excellence and honors the values that endure.
LIBERAL ARTS BUILDING
LA - BEYOND WORDS ART GALLERY
LA - BOOKSTORE
LA - CAMPUS SAFETY OFFICE
LA - CENTRAL SERVICES
Located in the basement of the Liberal Arts Building, they provide the following services:
- Mail room
- Ordering office supplies
LA - CHILDREN’S CENTER
The Children’s Center provides quality care and facilitates in the social, emotional, and cognitive development of each child, ages 2-1/2 (toilet trained) through 12 years old. Located on the ground level of the Liberal Arts Building, the Center is staffed by a director, assistant and student aides from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Child care is available for children of Marygrove College students, staff and faculty. Fees are pre-paid for the entire semester and are not refundable except for extended illness of four days or more. Students may select the days and times they will use the center. Drop-off services are also available.Michigan law requires that the parent be on campus at all times when the child is being cared for in the Center. Children must be registered for the block of time when the parent is in class or in the library. Detailed directives regarding immunization, illness, etc. may be obtained in the Center.
LA - LIBRARY
The Marygrove College Library, which occupies five stories in the east wing of the Liberal Arts Building, is a warm, comfortable, comprehensive resource center. Its facilities include:
- An outstanding, up-to-date reference collection
- 38 student-use computers with Microsoft Office suite
- Sophisticated printing, copying, faxing and scanning units
- Group and individual (quiet) study areas
- A smart classroom
- Wireless internet access throughout the Library
- 80,000 circulating books
- 350 current print periodical subscriptions, archived in bound volumes and microforms
- 100 online databases, including approximately 10,000 full-text periodical titles
- 3,000 digital and analog video recordings plus group and individual viewing areas
- An easy reading, juvenile and young adult children’s literature collection
- A K-12 Curriculum Center
- Three seminar/conference rooms
- Individual study carrels with windows on four floors
- The “Spot” – Special Place for Online Technology – laptop friendly furniture!
The Library is staffed by a superb team of professional librarians and paraprofessional assistants and technicians. Services provided for students and other patrons include:
- Seven-day-a-week/day and evening hours of operation
- Comprehensive, in-depth research assistance for on-campus and distance learners - drop in and by appointment, in person, by telephone, email, fax and instant message
- Online access from on or off campus to the library’s catalog, databases, electronic books collection and other web-based resources
LA - MARYGROVE COLLEGE THEATRE
LA - SACRED HEART CHAPEL
The literal center around which Marygrove was built, Sacred Heart Chapel, resembles a Gothic cathedral in miniature. The Italian marble altars, the beautiful Bavarian art glass windows and the Casavant organ stand as memorials to friends of the College.
The Chapel’s peaceful interior often draws students, faculty and staff for a quiet moment apart from the pressure of the day or evening. The Chapel is also used for Catholic liturgies and College functions.
LA - THE STUDENT TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTION CENTER (STICC)
Located on the lower level of the Library in rooms L011 & L012, STIC offers a variety of services to students to help improve their computer technology skills and enhance their chances for success at Marygrove and beyond. STIC services include:
- Workshops on leading software applications such as Microsoft Office
- One-on-one consultations
- Online tutorials
- Computer Skills Assessment testing
- CD burning
- A presentation practice area
- Collaborative workspace
- Step-by-step documentation on performing common computer tasks
- Microsoft Office Certification
LA - THE GALLERY
LA - WOMEN’S CENTER
MADAME CADILLAC HALL
MC - ALUMNAE HALL
MC - CAFETERIA
MC - DENK CHAPMAN HALL
MC - FITNESS CENTER
MC - MAIN DINING HALL
FLORENT GILLET RESIDENCE HALL
GOLF PRACTICE FACILITY
In 2010 a soccer field was installed on the east side of campus. It represents a commitment by the College to environmental sustainability while providing a new and exciting on-campus activity for Marygrove's athletes, the campus community and the surrounding neighborhood.
A berm located between the Golf Practice Facility and the soccer field has inset seating and can accommodate approximately 250 people. There is also an athletic building that provides a convenient place to store equipment and machinery, and a concessions building with restrooms (which use recycled water) and food for spectators.
Located on the first floor, the Resource Room is a beautiful, quiet space available for students to read and relax or hold group study sessions. Books, magazines and journals are available for students’ enjoyment. In addition, there is also a recreation room for students to unwind.
There are two student lounges on campus:
GREEN AND GOLD LOUNGE
Located in the Student Center Building, this lounge is a fun, relaxing environment for meeting with friends, studying, checking email or watching TV. Lockers are also available.
LIBERAL ARTS STUDENT LOUNGE
Located on the lower level at the east end of the Liberal Arts Building, this lounge has comfortable furniture for students to relax before, after and between classes. Workshops and student activities also take place here. There are vending machines, televisions, lockers and a study room for individual and/or group studying.
THE KEENAN COURTYARD
The courtyard, adjacent to Madame Cadillac Hall, is a place for students, faculty, staff and others to gather, study, eat lunch, or to sit quietly and reflect.
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS FACILITIES
Art students may use a computer graphics lab equipped with Apple Macintosh computers and software, printmaking facilities and equipment, a photographic laboratory, and a ceramics studio.