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Campus Buildings & Facilities


In general, refer to a Hamilton building or facility by the name that will be most familiar to the intended audience. However, be sensitive to using the full and proper names when preparing formal invitations or, in many cases, on first reference.

Anderson-Connell Alumni Center
Alumni Center (capitalized) often acceptable on first reference. Do not refer to as Communications & Development (or C&D), formerly the names of the offices that occupied the building.

Annex
Now Tolles Pavilion, the large gathering space that connects to Beinecke Student Activities Village. Do not use “Annex.”

Athletic Center
Capitalize. The complex that includes Margaret Bundy Scott Field House, Little Squash Center, Russell Sage Rink/Delaney Team Center, Alumni Gymnasium, William M. Bristol, Jr. Swimming Pool, Charlean and Wayland Blood Fitness and Dance Center, and the New Field House.

athletic fields, outdoor facilities
Ferguson Intramural Fields
Goodfriend Field (field hockey)
Kirkland Field
Loop Road Baseball and Softball Complex
Love Field (soccer)
Mason Field
Pritchard Track
Royce Field (baseball)
Simon Golf Center
Steuben Field (football and lacrosse)
Tietje Family Tennis Center
Withiam Field
 
Alumni Gymnasium
Alumni Gym (capitalized) acceptable on first reference.

Babbitt Pavilion
Outdoor gathering facility located near Minor Field. Not to be confused with Tolles Pavilion.

Azel Backus House
Backus House acceptable on first reference.

Edwin Barrett Lab Theatre
Barrett Theatre acceptable on first reference. Located in The Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts.

Beinecke Student Activities Village
Beinecke Village acceptable on second reference. The complex that includes Fillius Events Barn, Howard Diner, and Mail Center.

Benedict Hall of Languages
Benedict Hall acceptable on first reference.

Charlean and Wayland Blood Fitness and Dance Center
Blood Fitness and Dance Center acceptable on first reference. Acceptable on second reference is dance center or fitness center (lowercase), depending on context.

Bradford Auditorium
Formerly Kirner-Johnson Auditorium; not to be confused with the Red Pit. Located in Kirner-Johnson Building.

Bradford Conference Room
Located in Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall.

William McLaren Bristol Center
Bristol Center acceptable on first reference. Formerly Bristol Campus Center.

Bristol Hub
Located in Bristol Center.

William M. Bristol, Jr. Swimming Pool
Bristol Pool acceptable on first reference.

Browsing Room
Capitalize. Located in Christian A. Johnson Hall.

Bruce Climbing Wall
Use climbing wall (lowercase) on second reference. Located in Charlean and Wayland Blood Fitness and Dance Center.

Margaret Bundy Scott Field House
Note “Field House” is two words. Use field house (lowercase) on second reference.

Bundy Café
Located in Bundy Hall.

Bundy Hall
No longer known as Bundy Dining Hall.

Daniel Burke Library
Burke Library acceptable on first reference; use library (lowercase) on second reference.

Buttrick Hall

Café Opus

Located in McEwen Hall. Known informally as Opus.

Café Opus 2
Located in Taylor Science Center’s Wellin Atrium. Known informally as Opus 2 or CO2.

Campus Safety Office
Capitalize when referring to Hamilton’s Campus Safety Office.

Career Center
See “Maurice Horowitch Career Center.”

Carriage House
Capitalize. Office of the vice president of business and finance.

Chapel
Capitalize when referring to the Hamilton College Chapel. Lowercase when referring to the once-mandatory practice of attending religious services: Bob Jones ’61 writes, “I remember trudging through the snow to attend chapel every Sunday morning at 8 a.m.”

College Bookstore
Capitalize. Use bookstore (lowercase) on second reference. Located in Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall. 

Commons
Soper Hall of Commons, not Commons Dining Hall. Commons acceptable on first reference.

Couper Hall

Days-Massolo Center

Hyphenate.

Digital Humanities Initiative
DHi (note upper and lowercase) acceptable on second reference. Located in Christian A. Johnson Hall.

dining halls
Hamilton has two dining halls: Soper Hall of Commons and McEwen Dining Hall.

Dwight Lounge
Located in Bristol Center.

Emerson Hall, Emerson Literary Society (ELS)
See “Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall.”

Facilities Management
Capitalize. Name of headquarters is also name of department.  Do not use its former name, Physical Plant.

Faculty Artist Studio
Capitalize. Located behind Elihu Root House.

Mildred Ferguson Lobby
Ferguson Lobby acceptable on first reference. Located in The Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts.

field house
See “Margaret Bundy Scott Field House.”

Fillius Events Barn
Events Barn (capitalized) acceptable on second reference. Located in Beinecke Student Activities Village.

Fillius Jazz Archive
Jazz Archive (capitalized) acceptable on second reference. Located in Schambach Center.

Glen House
Capitalize. Headquarters for the Hamilton Outdoor Leadership Center.

Grant Garden
One of two perennial display gardens in Root Glen.

Hamilton College Arboretum
Use arboretum (lowercase) on second reference.

Hemlock Enclosure
One of two perennial display gardens in Root Glen.

Maurice Horowitch Career Center
Career Center (capitalized) acceptable on first reference. 

Howard Diner
Use diner (lowercase) on second reference. Located in Beinecke Student Activities Village.

Information Commons
Capitalize. Located in Burke Library.

Jazz Archive
See “Fillius Jazz Archive.”

Christian A. Johnson Hall
Christian Johnson Hall acceptable on first reference. CJ acceptable on informal second reference.

Joel and Elizabeth Johnson Center for Health and Wellness
Johnson Center for Health and Wellness acceptable on first reference; Johnson Center on second reference.

Linda Johnson Exhibition Gallery
Johnson Gallery acceptable on first reference. Located in The Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts.

Kennedy Auditorium
Not Science Auditorium. Located in the Taylor Science Center.

Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts, The
“The” is part of the official title and should be capitalized. Note the use of “the” before Studio Arts.  Kennedy Center acceptable on second reference.

Kirkland
“Kirkland side of campus” is the preferred reference to the portion of campus that previously housed Kirkland College. See also “Light Side/Dark Side.”

Kirkland Cottage

Kirkland Glen

Use full name to distinguish from Root Glen or Rogers Glen. Includes the Mark Cox ’96 Memorial Challenge Ropes Course.

Kirner-Johnson Building
Formerly Kirner-Johnson Buildings. Note hyphen. Kirner-Johnson often acceptable on first reference; KJ acceptable on informal second reference.

Kirner-Johnson Commons
Use commons (lowercase) on second reference when referring to the first-floor gathering area in the Kirner-Johnson Building. Do not use “atrium.”

Language Center
Capitalize when referring to Hamilton’s Language Center. Located in Christian A. Johnson Hall.

Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center
Levitt Center acceptable on second reference. Located in Kirner-Johnson Building.

library
See “Daniel Burke Library.”

Light Side/Dark Side
Students and alumni often use these playful labels to identify parts of Hamilton’s campus. The Light Side refers to the original Hamilton campus, while the Dark Side includes the former Kirkland College campus. Use of Light Side and Dark Side should be limited to informal communications. Capitalize.

Vera G. and Albert A. List Art Center
List Art Center acceptable on first reference. (Note: no “s” on Art.)

Little Pub, The
“The” is part of the official name.

Little Squash Center

Mail Center

Capitalize when referring to Hamilton’s Mail Center. Located in Beinecke Student Activities Village.

Martin’s Way
Brick walkway that spans campus from Taylor Science Center to Kirner-Johnson Building.

McEwen Hall

McEwen Dining Hall

McEwen acceptable on second reference. Located in McEwen Hall.

Minor Theater
Hamilton’s style is “theatre” in all cases with the exception of the former Minor Theater (now Morris House, a student residence). 

Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center
Note hyphen. Use Writing Center (capitalized) on second reference. Located in Kirner-Johnson Building.

New Field House
Indoor practice facility; capitalize.

Oral Communication Center
Capitalize when referring to Hamilton’s Oral Communication Center. (Note: no “s” on Communication.) Located in Kirner-Johnson Building.

Penney Room
Located in Bristol Center.

Peters Observatory
Use of observatory (lowercase) acceptable on second reference.

Physical Plant
Former name of Facilities Management.

Print Shop
Capitalize when referring to Hamilton’s Print Shop. Located in Soper Hall of Commons.

Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Center
Capitalize. QSR Center acceptable on second reference. Located in Christian A. Johnson Hall.

Red Pit
Auditorium located in Kirner-Johnson Building; distinct from Bradford Auditorium.

Research & Design Studio
Resource located in Burke Library that provides collaborative work spaces, design software, research and digital tools, and multimedia resources for students and faculty. Note use of ampersand.

residence halls
Babbitt Residence Hall
Bundy Residence Halls (also known as Bundy East and Bundy West)
Carnegie Residence Hall
Dunham Residence Hall
Eells House
Ferguson House
Griffin Road Apartments
Keehn Residence Hall
Kirkland Residence Hall
Major Residence Hall
McIntosh Residence Hall
Milbank Residence Hall
Minor Residence Hall
Morris House
North Residence Hall
Rogers Estate
Root Residence Hall
Saunders House
Skenandoa House (Note: no “h” on Skenandoa)
South Residence Hall
Wallace Johnson Residence Hall (known informally as Wally J)
Wertimer House
Woollcott House
1 Anderson Road
4002 Campus Road
95 College Hill Road
100 College Hill Road

Note: Some residences are known as Hall and others as House. Depending on the context, it is often acceptable to omit all but the official name: The roommates lived in Dunham but next year hope to get a suite in Rogers.

Rogers Glen
Use full name to distinguish from Root Glen or Kirkland Glen.

Eugene Romano Theatre
Romano Theatre acceptable on first reference. Located in The Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts.

Elihu Root House
Home to the offices of the Dean of Students and Registrar; always use full name to distinguish from other campus buildings with the Root name.

Root Glen
Use glen (lowercase) on second reference. Contains the Grant Garden and Hemlock Enclosure.

Root Hall

Molly Root House

Home to the Art History Department; always use full name to distinguish from other campus buildings with the Root name.

ropes course
Official name is Mark Cox ’96 Memorial Challenge Course. In most cases ropes course (lowercase) is acceptable on first reference. Located in Kirkland Glen.

Russell Sage Rink
Sage Rink acceptable on first reference.

Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall
Sadove Student Center acceptable on first reference.

Hans H. Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts
Schambach Center acceptable on first reference. Includes Wellin Hall.

Patricia Bakwin Selch Terrace
Selch Terrace acceptable on first reference. Gathering space outside the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art.

Siuda House
When necessary to specify as the headquarters for admission and/or financial aid, use the Office of Admission at Siuda House or the Office of Financial Aid at Siuda House. (Note: no “s” on the end of Admission.)

Philip Spencer House
Spencer House acceptable on first reference.

Edward and Virginia Taylor Science Center
Taylor Science Center acceptable on first reference. Science Center (capitalized) acceptable on second reference.

Tolles Pavilion
Large gathering space that connects to Beinecke Student Activities Village. Always use full name to distinguish from Babbitt Pavilion. Formerly the Annex.

Wellin Atrium
Use on first reference to identify the large open area located in Taylor Science Center.

Carol Woodhouse Wellin Performance Hall
Wellin Hall in Schambach Center acceptable on first reference. Include “in Schambach Center” to distinguish from Wellin Museum. Wellin Hall acceptable on second reference.

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art
Wellin Museum acceptable on second reference.

Contact Information


Stacey Himmelberger

315-859-4416 shimmelb@hamilton.edu
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