Dickinson has many nice facilities. The Kline Athletic Center is a favorite of most students, as it encourages a variety of sports activities, from squash to swimming to scaling the rock wall. The campus community enjoys the fitness area so much that is often filled with students, faculty, and staff working out side by side. This popularity frequently leads to student complaints, since the gym floor is in use nearly 20 hours a day and students who participate in club or intramural athletics are forced to compete with varsity sports teams for floor time. In addition, many students would like to see a renovation and expansion of the fitness center to better accommodate the crowding of the cardio and the weight rooms during peak hours. The Waidner-Spahr Library doesn’t need much introduction because it has spoken for itself in the national arena. The library houses more than 500,000 volumes and 6,000 periodicals with enough comfortable seating and computer access to nurture all of the study and research in the college community.
However, there are some facilities that need some work. The Depot, a building next to the gymnasium, is wildly underused, and ATS Auditorium is outdated and unattractive in comparison with the rest of the campus. Both are slated to be renovated or knocked down in the future. Other facilities worthy of mention are the Quarry Café, which was renovated to include a comfortable, quiet study area upstairs and a game room in the basement, and the Rector Science complex, which achieved recognition for its environmentally sustainable, modern design. Dickinson is a campus that is consistently being improved, and it seems that there is always a renovation or building project going on.