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Marist College Student Life

Marist College is on a 242-acre campus in a suburban setting in Poughkeepsie, New York, not far from Albany and New York City. Marist College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Marist College also has fraternities and sororities.

Marist College has a thriving Marist Singers. In fact, more students participate in Marist Singers than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Marist College include Dance Club, Student Government, Theater Club and Community Service and Campus Ministry.

Marist College students' favorite campus events are Giving Tree, Fox Fest/River Fest and Activities Fair.

Does Marist College offer student housing?

Marist College offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Marist College students live on campus. In 2021, 62% of undergrads at Marist College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 38% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Marist College. There are 3,485 spots available in on-campus housing for all 5,682 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 3,256 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Marist College offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at Marist College

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Marist College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Marist College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Marist College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Marist College has night residence hall monitors.

Plan a Visit to Marist College

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Marist College, take New York State Thruway to Poughkeepsie, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Stewart International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New York you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Marist College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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