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Brown Commons

This living-learning community launched in the fall of 2017.

Leaders

Jeff Bary

Jeff Bary

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Physics & Astronomy, 409 Ho Science Center
Phone: 315-228-7693
E-mail: jbary@colgate.edu

FACULTY PROFILE
Mary Simonson

Mary Simonson

Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies
Women's Studies, 115B East Hall
Phone: 315-228-6359
E-mail: msimonson@colgate.edu

FACULTY PROFILE
Chimebere Nwaoduh, Resident Fellow

Chimebere Nwaoduh

Assistant Director of Residential Life
Residential Life, Drake Hall
Phone: 315-228-6610
E-mail: cnwaoduhstaff@colgate.edu
Kaspar Alberico, Brown Commons residential fellow.

Kasper Alberico

Residential Fellow
Residential Life, Drake Hall
Phone: 315-228-7367
E-mail: kalberico@colgate.edu

Faculty and Staff Affiliates


Facilities

Andrews Hall
Andrews Hall as seen from the west Residence
Andrews Hall houses first-year students in suite-style living. The common room within suites in Andrews Hall serve as the primary living space where students study and socialize. There are also three study spaces located on the 4th floor of Andrews Hall.

Cleaning Responsibilities
All common spaces, including lounges and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff. Students are responsible for cleaning within their own rooms.

Resident Class Years
First-year students

Student studying in Andrews Hall residenceCoeducational?
Yes, by room.

Occupancy
Approximately 130

Room Types
Five-person suites
Four-person suites
Three-person suites
East Hall
East Hall Residence
East Hall is a traditional-style residence hall. Laundry facilities are located on the first and third floors, and there is a study room on the fourth floor. East Hall offers a variety of housing options (singles, doubles and triples) depending on a students preferences. The Center for Women’s Studies is located in the basement.

Cleaning responsibilities
All common spaces, including lounges and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff. Students are responsible for cleaning within their own rooms.

Resident class years
First-year students

Coeducational?
Yes

Occupancy
96

Room types
Doubles
Singles
3-person rooms 
Gate House
Gate HouseResidence
Gate House is two floors, and each room is individually climate-controlled with heat and air conditioning. There are laundry facilities on the first floor, and a lounge with a television on the second floor. Gate House is the smallest residence hall in terms of occupancy in the first-year area, which has historically helped facilitate a greater sense of community within the hall. 

Cleaning responsibilities
All common spaces, including lounges and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff. Students are responsible for cleaning within their own rooms.

Resident class years
First-year students

A student using her computer in her Gate House residence.Coeducational?
Yes

Occupancy
80

Room types
Doubles
110 Broad Street
110 Broad Street on Arrival Day About the residence
110 Broad Street is a large, themed student community. The theme of the residence is variable each year, determined by the group application of the student residents.

The house has large common spaces on the first floor that are ideal for studying or recreation.

Dining status
Students living at 110 Broad Street are not required to have a Colgate meal plan. 110 Broad St. has a full kitchen available for residents’ use.

Cleaning responsibilities
Common spaces, including kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms, are cleaned by Facilities staff. Students are responsible for personal items, dishes, laundry, and toiletries.

Interest housing
Determined by group application.

Coeducational?
Yes

Resident class years
Juniors and seniors

Occupancy
43

Room types
Singles
Doubles
100 Hamilton Street

Named For

Coleman B. Brown

Brown joined the Colgate faculty in 1970 as a philosophy and religion instructor.  He was also university chaplain from 1974 to 1989. He was awarded with the Phi Eta Sigma teaching award, the Colgate Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Colgate prize for inspirational teaching. During his tenure, he served as dean of students, chaired the diversity committee, and served as chair of the department of religion and philosophy. His work before Colgate involved civil rights campaigns and a movement protesting the Vietnam War. The Irene and Coleman Brown Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 by friends and former students in honor of him and his wife, Irene Brown.