Dart Colegrove Commons

Dart Colegrove Commons strives to build a community that is from, for, and of the students living in Stillman, West, and Jane Pinchin Halls. Residents engender a community that is inclusive, respectful, and honest. Students engage with their professors and the myriad opportunities that Colgate has to offer. The commons community assists residents in confidently navigating the college experience, preparing them to become engaged and just citizens.

Explore our Community

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

Dart Colegrove Commons on Facebook

Dart Colegrove Commons on Instagram

About Dart Colegrove Commons

Shield with leaves, sun and moon
Click the Dart Colegrove Commons crest to learn more about its history

Established: 2017

Mascot: Red Fox

Fun Facts: 

  • We have both the oldest (West Hall) and youngest (Jane Pinchin Hall) buildings in our commons
  • We have the only building named after a woman on campus in our commons
  • We are the inaugural winners of the Intramural Commons Cup

Residential Spaces

Social House

104 Broad street exterior in snow

104 Broad Street was named the new social house for Dart Colegrove Commons. It will be online as officially part of the commons starting academic year 2020-2021. 104 Broad Street is a mid-sized student community featuring double and single bedrooms. Residents may also access large shared living and dining space on the first floor, as well as a laundry area, kitchen, and small bathroom. This facility is often home to residential interest groups.

Living and Learning

Dart Colegrove 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. 

2020-2021 will be posted in the end of August / September

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.

Faculty and Staff Affiliates

Annually, a number of faculty and staff from across the university connects with the Commons. Students have the opportunity to connect with and learn from these Colgate leaders throughout the year. In addition to growing mentoring relationships, the affiliates often aid students in unlocking opportunities within the Colgate community about which they may have been unaware.

Commons Council

We invite students to get involved in running their commons by joining the Commons Council. Council members help initiate inclusive and fun programming for students in the commons, like the winter Holiday Party and Bachelor Mondays, where students could gather for live screenings of "The Bachelor" on TV. They also act as a way for students to make their voices heard to faculty and staff leadership of the commons. Our 2019-20 Commons Council members were:

  • Rahul Bhandaru '23
  • Grace Chen '23
  • Kate Gallagher '23
  • Wyman Huang '22
  • Kate Mostow '22
  • Rachel Pittman '23
  • Triniti West '23
  • Talia Yavorek '23

About the Namesake

Archival portrait of Mabel Dart Colegrove
Mabel Dart Colegrove

Mabel Dart Colegrove was accepted to Colgate (then known as Madison University) at age 14, and is now recognized as Colgate's first alumna.

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Mabel Dart