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Gillette House

Gillette House

"Life in Gillette House is all about community. Gillette is the second-largest House in terms of students, but we pride ourselves on the bonds of friendship formed in this historic House. Whether at weekly Gillette Gelato, on the field at Commons Cup events, or at the frequent dinners that Dr. Dobson holds in his apartment, the 240 residents of Gillette House are given a home and a family that is unique and comforting." -  Ryan McKenney, Gillette House Head Resident

About The House

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Follow Gillette House Online

Instagram: @gillettehouse
Twitter: @gillettehousevu

House Staff

Frank Dobson, Faculty Head
Toni Viola, AC

Emily Thompson, HR
Sahil Batra, RA
Morgan Frazier, RA
Jay King, RA
Victoria Potter, RA
Dane Stubbs, RA


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

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.