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Ciccone Commons

Colgate's first faculty-led living-learning community launched in fall 2015.


Rebecca Shiner, Professor of Psychology

Rebecca Shiner

Professor of Psychology
Psychology, 106B Olin Hall
Phone: 315-228-7193

Mark Shiner, University Chaplain and Catholic Campus Minister

Mark Shiner

Associate Chaplain and Catholic Campus Minister
Chaplain's Office, 104 Chapel Garden Level
Phone: 315-228-7680
Jack Nelson

Jack Nelson

Assistant Director of Residential Life
Residential Life, Drake Hall
Phone: 315-228-7961
Avatar for Isabella Crowley, Ciccone Commons residential fellow.

Isabella Crowley

Residential Fellow
Residential Life, Drake Hall
Phone: 315-228-7367

Faculty and Staff Affiliates

  • Nady Abdal-Ghaffar
  • Rodney Agnant
  • Alan Cooper
  • David Dudrick
  • Engda Hagos
  • Spencer Kelly
  • Noor Khan
  • Julia Martinez
  • Rebecca Metzler
  • Ernie Nolen
  • Jenna Reinbold
  • Erik Ronning
  • Lenora Warren


Curtis Hall and Drake Hall
Curtis Hall Residence
Curtis Hall and Drake Hall are the homes on the hill for Ciccone Commons, Colgate's first residential commons. The commons is led by faculty-staff duo Rebecca and Mark Shiner. Most of the rooms in Curtis Hall are double bedrooms, with the exception of six suites, while Drake features a variety of room types, though most are traditional doubles as well. Every floor has a student lounge or common space, and laundry facilities are located in the basements of each hall. Curtis Hall is home to the satellite student health clinic, while the Office of Residential Life is located in Drake Hall, accessible via a separate entrance.

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

Dining status
All first-year students and sophomores are required to enroll in the Premier Gold plan.

Resident class years
First-year students and sophomores participating in the Curtis-Drake residential commons.

Two students sitting on their beds in their Curtis Hall residence.Coeducational?


Curtis: 233
Drake: 212

Room types

Single room
Double rooms
3-person rooms
3-person suites (available to sophomores only)
4-person suites (available to sophomores only)
5-person suites (available to sophomores only) 
John C. Cushman III House - 102 Broad Street - Ciccone Commons Social House
Cushman House About the residence
Cushman House is a self-governing coeducational house given to the university by John C. Cushman III '63. The house serves as the social house for the Ciccone Commons

Dining status
Students living in Cushman House are not required to have a Colgate meal plan. Residents often participate in cooperative dining, using the in-house kitchen.

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
"A special place for Colgate students with an ever-changing sense of purpose, but nevertheless a commitment to the objective of providing a stimulating academic and social experience."


Resident class years
Juniors and seniors


Room types

Named For

Diane Ciccone ’74, P’10

Dianne-Cicconne-061616Diane Ciccone ’74, P’10 was one of the first 132 women to enroll at Colgate. She is a founding member of Colgate’s Alumni of Color organization. Diane is a former member of the alumni council and the Board of Trustees. She is a frequent volunteer and student adviser, and she created a fund to support the ALANA Cultural Center. She has received the Maroon Citation and the Wm. Brian Little ’64 Award for Distinguished Service. More about Ciccone