Community Hubs

Our campus is like a small village, with public gathering spaces to spark collaboration, friendship and community.

Academy Center

This is the center of student life on campus. You’ll head to the Academy Center, or AC, to check your mailbox, grab provisions at Grill, hang with friends in the Agora or the day student lounge. Maybe you’ll record a radio show (Exeter has its own radio station!), stop in the Student Activities Office to sign up for a weekend trip, work on the student yearbook or file an article for The Exonian (the nation’s longest-running student newspaper). Exeter Student Service Organization (ESSO) office is here, as well as practice rooms and cozy chairs that make you want to stay.

Assembly Hall

Twice each week, you’ll gather in this historic space with the rest of the community to hear from leading scientists, politicians, journalists, thought-leaders, poets and more — then take what you’ve heard to launch thought-provoking discussions with classmates and friends. This is where you’ll go to celebrate Exeter traditions, too, like the annual pep assembly at the start of Exeter-Andover weekend each fall.

Library Commons

Kick back and study – or just hang out – in the Library Commons. Students are encouraged to fill up their mug at the hot beverage station, then connect with friends, club members, and classmates. The Academy library also has a fully wired Harkness classroom with Apple TV that you can reserve for meetings or study groups. 

Phillips Church

Phillips Church is the spiritual hub of the Academy, welcoming and serving our community’s  diverse religious traditions and beliefs. Musical performances and the weekly meditation series are hosted in the church; so are Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, nondenominational and other services. Phillips Church is home base for practicing your faith, learning about other religious traditions and deepening a connection to the community.

Learn more about Phillips Church.