Lafayette College is an aesthetically pleasing campus. The quad, an expanse of immaculately manicured grass and trees, is the unofficial nucleus of the campus grounds. Trees line the streets that loop around the various academic buildings and residence halls, and the statue of the Marquis de Lafayette overlooks the perpetually-tinkling fountain of Colton Chapel—until winter sets in, that is. Student and athletic centers are diligently well-kept. Farinon Center, the college’s student center, is home to the campus’s major student-led clubs and organizations. The school newspaper, aptly titled "The Lafayette," operates out of the first floor of Farinon. Student government, Association For Lafayette Feminists, the International Students Association, Landis Community Outreach Center—these are some of the organizations that line the first floor of Farinon. The basement of the student center also has the Limburg Theater, where monthly screenings of recently-released films play throughout the week. The Kirby Sports Center is also a hub of student activity, a favorite of athletes and non-athletes alike. The rock-climbing wall is a gem, along with the two indoor swimming pools, the indoor track, the squash and racquetball courts, and the Kamine gym.
Various parts of the campus are frequently renovated and updated. The campus has recently undergone a facelift, in order to make it more pedestrian friendly. Different academic and administrative buildings are also subjected to scaffolding throughout the year. Both Skillman and Kirby libraries are wonderfully equipped to deal with students’ needs. The libraries offer personalized research assistants, a variety of media equipment, an expansive DVD and VHS collection, and nearly a quarter of a million books and periodicals.