Hopkins has renovated and is continuing to renovate many facilities on campus due to students’ complaints. The campus itself is beautiful—several years ago, an anonymous donor gave money to replace all asphalt pathways with brick, and the quads are landscaped well and surrounded by flowers and trees. After driving through Baltimore to get to Hopkins, walking around the beautiful campus is a very pleasant surprise. While on campus, you barely feel like you are in the city. Levering Hall is a great place to hang out, but many students still wish it were an on-campus bar. The Mattin Center, Levering Student Union, and the recreation center were all built or remodeled in the past few years, and students are happy with these facilities. The main complaint is that although these buildings contain more space for student recreation, music practice, and theater, they are still crowded. On the other hand, these three buildings are state-of-the-art compared to other facilities.
Students have responded well to the renovations that the administration has made. There are plenty of places for student groups to meet, and the campus is well maintained. The recreation center and the Mattin Center are grade-A buildings. These facilities only lose points because they are not big enough for the interest they have generated. Levering Hall has a cafeteria and large meeting rooms for student fashion shows, dances, and lectures. The athletic facilities are state-of-the-art because of the Division I lacrosse team.