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.
This building contains classrooms, administrative offices, faculty offices‚ science laboratories, art studios, dance studios, and the facilities below.
Located in the Library of the Liberal Arts Building, the Gallery is part of the original Library and features work by Michigan artists. The gallery opened in February 2001 and has had a full schedule of exhibitions of two dimensional media, sculpture, ceramics and installation since then. The gallery is open the same hours as the Library.
Campus Security officers are on duty 24 hours a day. Campus Security can assist with the following: first aid, escort service from buildings to vehicles, campus IDs, parking permits, lost and found, contacting off-campus emergency personnel, registering conditions that would require that you receive special assistance in emergencies. Emergency phones are located in the Liberal Arts and the Madame Cadillac Buildings and in each parking lot.
Through the Central Services Center, the following services are available to college faculty and staff:
Conveniently located on the first floor of the Liberal Arts Building, the Edward M. and Jane Brickerhoff Delahanty Student Lounge and Welcome Center invites students and College guests to relax and socialize in a modern, comfortable atmosphere.
The Nancy A. McDonough Geschke Library, which occupies five stories in the east wing of the Liberal Arts Building, is a warm, comfortable resource center, staffed by professional librarians. Its facilities include:
Library services include:
This 400-seat auditorium is available for performances in music, dance, and theater as well as other cultural and academic events.
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.
Located in the Liberal Arts Building on the fourth floor, this beautiful and spacious exhibition features works by contemporary local and national artists, art faculty and students.
Located in room 311 of the Liberal Arts Building, the Women’s Center offers a sanctuary of resources, from assault crisis hotlines and Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Questioning (LGBTQ) support networks to information on academic curriculum and programming in women’s studies. There are several shelves of books available for check-out, from history to self help. The Center is open to men and women.
Marygrove provides electronic mailboxes for all students. All classrooms and computers on Marygrove's campus are connected to the Internet. Wireless internet access is available throughout the Library and many areas on campus. Marygrove students can register and pay for classes online.
Originally designed as a residence hall, Madame Cadillac Hall today welcomes short-term rentals for social gatherings, business meetings, conferences, and workshops. It houses the Keenan Courtyard suitable for outdoor events. The facilities below can be found in Madame Cadillac Hall.
This main social hall occupies the entire south wing of the first floor. The room’s distinguishing feature is a large terra cotta fireplace. Available for short-term rental, Alumnae Hall is available for weddings, receptions and other social gatherings, large meetings and conferences, lectures and other College events.
With its intimate terra cotta fireplace, oak paneled wood walls, and carved beam ceilings, Denk Chapman is well suited for medium-sized receptions and other social gatherings, meetings, lectures and other College events. It is available for short-term rental.
The courtyard, adjacent to Madame Cadillac Hall, is a lovely venue for outdoor gatherings, weddings, receptions or just to sit quietly and reflect. It is available for short-term rental.
The ceiling is very high and paneled with large wooden beams, heavily molded and carved. The entire south end of the room breaks out into a bay window, flooding the room with light. Available for short-term rental, the Main Dining Hall is used for weddings, receptions, conferences, lectures and other College events.
Florent Gillet Hall, which opened in 1958, is available for short-term rental. The living areas are divided into 41 suites, each composed of two bedrooms, a bathroom and a study area. There is also a large community area for events. Florent Gillet dorm rooms provide comfortable and clean accommodations with ample closet and storage space. The brightly-lit common area is perfect for relaxing or socializing. It features couches, work tables, televisions, computer access and games.
The golf facility features a practice putting green, a large sand bunker, two practice tee areas to accommodate up to 26 hitting bays, and a 4-hole short course. It is available for short-term rental.
In 2010, a soccer field was installed on the east side of campus. 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.