"Welcome to G-House! Throughout the first-year Commons experience and entire collegiate career, Gillette weaves a tapestry of diverse interests and unique talents into a vibrant, supportive community of successful students, educated leaders, and responsible citizens. By fostering intellectual curiosity and holistic personal development, Gillette House provides a compassionate and engaging environment for meaningful interactions and genuine friendships. From dynamic dinner discussions with our Faculty Head, Dr. Dobson, to weekly "Gillette Gelato" programs, all G-House residents are inspired, empowered, and encouraged to positively influence our Vanderbilt campus culture and global society."
Emily Thompson, Gillette House Head Resident
About The House
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Located on The Ingram Commons, Gillette House is residence for 220 first-year men and women living separately on floors 2-6. The Faculty Head of House lives in an apartment on the first floor. Also on the first floor is a large recreation room, a laundry room, a seminar room, a kitchen, and a break room with vending machines. The building has central air-conditioning.
Gillette House was built in 1963 and named for Frank E. Gillette, a trustee of Peabody College. Gillette House was completely renovated during the 2006-2007 academic year.
Signature programming at Gillette House includes the following events:
- Weekly Gillette Gelato every Tuesday at 9 pm.
- Dinners at Dr. Dobson's apartment featuring engaging faculty members and Nashville leaders in business, law and medicine.
- Events with our Humphrey Fellow and Writer-In-Residence.
- Educational programming on sexual health, academic successes and stress management.