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Gillette House

"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, Head Resident 

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 in Professor 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.
  • "Book Buddies" community service program with Napier Elementary School.

Gillette House HAC

Elections/appointments to the House Advisory Council will occur in early September.  If you're interested in joining your House Advisory Council, be sure to attend one of the mandatory House Advisory Council Interest Meetings on Sunday, August 27.  For more details ask your RA staff or email Assistant Director Natalee Erb.