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Student Life

The college and the many student organizations offer on-campus activities during the week and the weekends.

Annual events, such as Apple Day, mixers, theatre, music, lectures, and coffee houses offer a richness and diversity of options. Hanging out with friends — whether it be in a residence hall, in the Spencer Center, or in downtown Staunton — tops the list of activities.

Students also have access to larger cities such as Washington, D.C. (2.5 hours), Richmond (1.75 hours) and Roanoke (1.5 hours) where they can enjoy shops, museums and theaters.

Shenandoah National Park, national forests, and recreation areas present unlimited opportunities to enjoy backpacking, hiking, rafting, canoeing, and camping. Two ski resorts are also within a short drive from campus.

Varsity sports include tennis, volleyball, basketball, cross country, softball, and soccer. MBC competes in NCAA Division III and participates in the USA South Athletics Conference. Club sports are fencing, field hockey and cheerleading.

International Student Housing Policy

To help students become accustomed to American culture, we house all international students throughout campus on halls with a majority of American students. For more detailed information on general housing at Mary Baldwin, see the Residence Guide.