Dart Colegrove Commons

Dart Colegrove Commons strives to foster an inclusive, respectful, and honest community that is from, for, and of the students living in Jane Pinchin Hall, Stillman Hall, West Hall, and 104 Broad Street. By uniting students, faculty, and staff of different backgrounds, the commons community assists residents in confidently navigating the college experience, preparing them to become engaged and just citizens.

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Students from any commons are welcome to attend Dart Colegrove events and follow us on social media!

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About Dart Colegrove Commons

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Click the Dart Colegrove Commons crest to learn more about its history

Established: 2017

Mascot: Red Fox

Fun Facts: 

  • Our commons has both the oldest and youngest buildings on campus (West and Jane Pinchin Halls, respectively)
  • Jane Pinchin Hall is the only building on campus to be named after a woman
  • Our mascot’s name is Swiper

Residential Spaces

Social House

104 Broad street exterior in snow

104 Broad Street officially joined Dart Colegrove Commons as the social house during the 2020-2021 academic year. Considered upperclassmen housing, 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 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. 


 

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 the commons by joining the Commons Council. Council members work to initiate, design, and implement inclusive and fun programming for students in the commons. Highlights from the Fall 2020 Semester include Pumpkin Bash, a pumpkin carving and smashing event; a Halloween Fashion Show; and a Mascot Naming Competition. Council members also act as a way for students to make their voices heard to faculty and staff leadership of the commons. Our 2020-2021 Commons Council members are:

  • Jada Berry '24
  • Kieran Blunnie '24
  • Div Chamria '23
  • Grace Chen '23
  • Jonah Feldman '24
  • Jackson Fox '24
  • Priya Martin '24
  • Kate Mostow '22
  • Rachel Pittman '23
  • Archie Rook '24
  • Jesica Sanchez '24
  • Harry Saridakis '24
  • Lara Shqair '24
  • Nicole VanNiekirk '23
  • Triniti West '23
  • Sofi Gaitan Wolfe '24

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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