- 1,609 student residents
- 39 academic buildings
- 6 libraries
- 8 residence halls
- 52 student lounges
- 1 Georgian Colonial Chapel
Expansive green lawns, tree-lined paths, and Georgian Colonial architecture give Douglass Campus its quiet charm. Home to Douglass Residential College, and many academic departments in the School of Arts and Sciences and the Mason Gross School of Arts, this walkable campus is where you will find the nationally prominent Eagleton Institute of Politics, Institute for Women’s Leadership, Nicholas Music Center, and Jameson Theater.
The Campus Dean and the Dean of Students work collaboratively to enrich the academic experience of students and to provide support services. Their offices are located in the same building and they share a joint email account.
The Campus Dean and Dean of Douglass Residential College, Jacquelyn Litt, organizes academic programs and events that bring faculty and students together beyond the classroom.
The Dean of Students, Michelle R. Jefferson, focuses on campus well-being and assists students with medical, emotional, psychological, familial, or financial difficulties that are hampering academic success. If you find yourself struggling, the Dean of Students can help.
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From academic departments and libraries to residence halls and dining options, discover services and facilities located on Douglass Campus.
|Program Name||Residence Hall||Credit||Class||School/Major|
|Bunting Cobb for Women in STEM||Bunting-Cobb||No||All||Math, sci., engng. majors|
|Douglass Residential College: Katzenbach Hall for First Years||Katzenbach||No||1st year||Any|
|Douglass Residential College: Woodbury Hall for Transfer Students||Woodbury||No||All||Any|
|Global Village: Africana House||Jameson||Yes||Soph. to Sr.||Any|
|Global Village: East Asian House||Jameson||Yes||Soph. to Sr.||Any|
|Global Village: French House (Maison Francais)||Jameson||Yes||Soph. to Sr.||Any|
|Global Village: Human Rights House||Jameson||Yes||Soph. to Sr.||Any|
|Global Village: LEAD (Leadership Education) House||Woodbury||Yes||Soph. to Sr.||Any|
|Global Village: Middle East Coexistence House||Jameson||Yes||Soph. to Sr.||Any|
|Global Village: Spanish House (La Casa Hispanica)||Jameson||Yes||Soph. to Sr.||Any|
|Global Village: Women & Entrepreneurial Business House||Jameson||Yes||Soph. to Sr.||Any|
|Performing Arts House||New Gibbons||No||1st year||Mason Gross|
|Douglass Honors House||Jameson||No||All||SAS|
|Woodbury Learning Communities: Social Justice House||Woodbury||Yes||All||Any|
|Sophia House (Non-traditional students)||Gibbons||No||Some college +5 yr. post-HS||Any|
|Woodbury Learning Communities: Women & Creativity House||Woodbury||Yes||Soph. to Sr.||Any|
|SAS: School of Arts and Sciences|
Douglass Residential College
Open to all Rutgers–New Brunswick women (whether they live on campus or commute!), Douglass Residential College knows student engagement and empowerment are the keys to success. Key features include:
Yule Log Ceremony
In 1918, to mark their first winter holiday season as college women, students illuminated a tree and burned a Yule log in the foyer fireplace in College Hall. Today, the ceremony takes place in Voorhees Chapel, which was specially designed with a fireplace and a movable staircase to accommodate this December tradition.
In the early 1900s, it was customary on college campuses for the rising classes to impose “friendly” restrictions on the first-year students, which at Douglass included prohibition from walking on the Sacred Path from George Street to College Hall. Today, this tradition is honored with an April torch-lit walk across campus.