Ciccone Commons brings students and professors together outside the classroom to build stronger relationships, and to build a strong sense of community among student residents. Ciccone Commons is a place where residents get to know their professors as real people, and their peers as friends.

Explore our Community

Students from all commons are welcome to join Ciccone Commons events and follow on social media:

Ciccone Commons on Instagram

About Ciccone Commons

Shield with open books and beams of light
Click the Ciccone Commons crest to learn more about its history

Established: 2015

Mascot: Owl

Residential Spaces

Social House

Cushman House in the snow
Cushman House is the center of social activity in the Ciccone Commons.

The John C. Cushman III House, located at 102 Broad St., serves as the Ciccone Commons social house within Colgate’s Broad Street Community. This facility provides a space for social gatherings within the Ciccone community and is also home to students in the junior and senior classes who have elected to continue residence within their commons and to provide leadership and mentorship for the commons community.

Living and Learning

Ciccone Commons hosts a variety of programs designed to help members build community, enrich education, and have fun.

Commons Cup

Each year, the four commons compete for the glory of winning the Commons Cup. Each commons accumulates points by having commons members participate in events within five categories: Intellectual Curiosity, Arts & Culture, Environment & Sustainability, Recreation & Wellness, and Community Engagement.

Learn more about the Commons Cup

First Year Seminars (FSEM)

As part of the project of integrating students' living and learning experiences, each year, the Commons plays host to a number of FSEM classes in its residential buildings. 

Creating Connections

The following faculty and staff direct the commons and support its living and learning goals. Feel free to contact them with any questions.


Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies; Director, Russian and Eurasian Studies Program


Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Administrative Dean

Assistant Dean for Administrative Advising
116 McGregory Hall
Associate Dean and Director of International Student Services
101 McGregory Hall

Residential Life

Residential Fellow

About the Namesake

Diane Ciccone
Diane Ciccone is a pioneer among female students at Colgate.

Diane Ciccone ’74, P’10 was one of the first 132 women to enroll at Colgate.

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