On the outside, the campus facilities are beautiful. They are all red brick and have the look of a New England college right in the heart of Chicago suburbia. The campus is very clean and painstakingly maintained. It has more than 700 kinds of trees and shrubs, which makes it an official arboretum. All the buildings have wireless access, which is usually reliable. Buildings like Old Main, built in 1878, are more than a century old and the age is noticeable, but the older buildings have been renovated, so they do have air-conditioning (except for a few dorms). Old Main is home to all social science and religion classes, Daniels Hall holds mathematics, geography, and few gen eds, Memorial Hall is specifically for nursing classes, Irion Hall hosts all music classes, and Schaible Science Center is where all sciences classes are held. The library is quite extensive for a college of Elmhurst’s size and is sufficient for the students.
Most of the entertainment is off campus, so the College has few entertainment options. Speakers and bands come to perform and there are plays on campus, but students’ only other options are pool, ping-pong, or just hanging around. However, downtown is only three blocks away, so Elmhurst has no real need for other facilities.