The campus is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in Ripon. It is very well-kept, and the lawns and walkways are all well-groomed. There is a lot of green grass, and trees are abundant. In the fall, when the colors on the trees change, campus is all the better for it, and in winter, when the snow sticks to the trees, it is no less picturesque! The campus also decorates for the holidays by putting wreaths on the doors of the buildings and decorated trees up around campus. There are many places in which students can hang out or do schoolwork, and all are well-kept and plentiful in resources. The Harwood Memorial Union has the Pub in it, with food and comfy places to sit and eat or study, as well as pool tables, the mail center, and some staff offices.
Lane Library is spacious and well-stocked with many places to study either in groups or individually. There are computers to use, helpful and friendly librarians to assist you, and enough books to occupy anyone and fit any research needs. And, if the specific book you're looking for isn't in stock? The librarians can find it for you at another library through the inter-library exchange. The CLC (Collaborative Learning Center) is open six days a week and provides a comfy spot for studying. There is always at least one mentor on duty to help proofread papers and critique presentations. There are also several computers, free printing, couches, and free hot chocolate or tea available! What more could you ask for when you're studying? Another common spot for students is in the Student Activities Office where there are computers and art supplies available for student groups to come and study or make signs and posters. The radio is always tuned to WRPN, and the people are always friendly! Ripon does a good job of maintaining its facilities and keeping them up-to-date and current.