Both visitors and students appreciate the beauty of the Grove City College campus. Over 20 buildings, most of them neo-Gothic, are spread on a little more than 150 acres in a layout designed by Frederick L. Olmstead. (Olmstead also designed Central Park and the Washington DC Mall.) Harbison Chapel serves as the center of Grove City College's religious activities. The college grounds are attractive, except directly after construction projects or manure fertilization. Athletic facilities are convenient and adequate, but not amazing. Athletic equipment in the intramural room is modern and useful, but the room can be taken over for Orientation Board activities, career fairs, campus-wide dances, and concerts. Frequently, however, the intramural room stands by its name and houses a contingency of sweaty athletes and their fans. The new Student Activities Center, with two-story windows, an open dining area, balconies, and fireplace should turn alumni green. The days of creaky, sticky wooden tables, booths decorated with Greek letters, and a heavy smell of greasy food just became history.
Students attending a guest lecture in the 200-seat Sticht Lecture Hall should hope it's not boring. The plush seats are too comfortable to stay awake in. The Henry Buhl library is the study Mecca of the Grove City world. Loud visitors should be prepared for disgusted looks from the silent studiers in the stacks. Rockwell Hall of Science was built in the `30s, but underwent three separate renovations. Classrooms have eclectic collections-some outdated equipment alongside newer DNA lab and optics lab equipment.