Wesleyan's campus is made up of 200 acres, 80 of which are actively used. Cherry blossom, ginkgo, and magnolia trees are scattered around campus and decorate brick buildings with petals each spring. Thus, it is easy to say that the school's historic value is matched by its overall beauty. Regardless of aesthetics, however, certain facilities have been better maintained than others. Student facilities in the library and Academic Center are in better condition than Porter Gymnasium, one of the athletic centers. Plans for future renovations are in place and will occur as soon as the athletic department receives proper funding. The newest facilities on campus are the Munroe Science Center and the newly renovated Taylor Hall. Each possesses state-of-the-art equipment for its department and has nooks where students can hide away and study. One facility that has both modern and historic resources is the Willet Library. Although it may not have an abundance of certain books, it uses the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) program, which gives students borrowing privileges from college/university libraries all over the state. With more than 400 periodicals and a CIS (computer information systems) lab on the bottom floor, the library offers students adequate resources to succeed in their studies.
Due to Wesleyan being a private institution, the frequency of facility updates/renovations depends on the amount of funding available to the project. Generally speaking, it happens about once every two to four years. Students use the facilities to their fullest capabilities and discover ways to incorporate certain areas into campus activities. The stage in Porter Auditorium is used for STUNT, and many movie screenings and student organization activities take place in Taylor Amphitheater. Regardless of location, there is always plenty to do on campus to help alleviate academic stress.