First-Year Quad


Three residence halls form a U, serving as a focal point of first-year culture.

Sharing the rites of passage

The quad is a focal point of first-year culture. Norton, Gund and Lewis Halls, three buildings housing first-year students, form a U, framing an open, grassy area strewn with benches, picnic tables, Adirondack chairs and trees. All three buildings are co-educational. All first-year residence halls are smoke-free and alcohol-free living areas.

Situated in a community of peers, Norton, Gund and Lewis residents know that everyone in their living space experiences the particular concerns and celebrations of first-year students. Early and long-lasting friendships deepen as residents share rites of passage in their adjustment to college life.