Buildings and Facilities
The college offers wired network access for each student in college-owned dormitories and townhouses as well as a robust campus-wide wireless ntework. The majority of classrooms have projection technology. There are several wired classrooms and two distance learning facilities. The Art, Music, Communication and Computer Science departments maintain labs for department-specific applications. General use computers and print centers are located in the basement of the Campus Center and on the second floor of the library. Additional Print Centers are located in the Chamberlain Center, Library, Paine Science Center, Center for the Arts and in the laundry room of the Hazlett Town House.
Outdoor Recreation Facilities
Houghton offers a wide variety of activities for curricular and extra-curricular outdoor recreation, including soccer, baseball and hockey fields; a 1,300-seat grandstand; six tennis courts; cross-country running course; downhill ski facility/lodge with three trails and tow ropes (for beginners); and a 400-meter all-weather, eight-lane outdoor track. Located in a mature hardwood forest, Houghton also maintains over seven miles of trails for cross-country skiing, hiking or running, and one of the largest and oldest ropes initiatives courses in the Northeast.
Located in the southwest wing of Gillette Hall, it contains a modern treatment laboratory room, exam rooms, reception area and conference room.
Spring Lake Preserve
The Spring Lake Wildlife Preserve, approximately eight miles from campus, is leased and operated by Houghton College in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. The 91-acre reserve contains old-growth forest stands, wetlands and second-growth beech-maple forest, and it fronts on an undeveloped glacial kettle lake. The preserve serves as a field site for environmental research and study.