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Gillett House

Gillett House is a beautiful four-and-a half-story, ivy-covered brick building on the comer of Elm and Prospect Streets. Directly across Elm Street is the Five College bus stop and John M. Greene Hall, where most all-college functions occur.

Gillett is connected by a covered portico to Northrop House, Gillett's mirror image. Built in 1911, Gillett House is named for Edward Gillett, one of the first trustees of Smith and an energetic supporter of women's education and of Smith College.

A fireplace and grand piano distinguish the living room. Furnished with couches and chairs, the living room is often the gathering space for conversation among overachieving procrastinators.

Many pairs of singles are joined by a common entryway that leads into the hall through one door; these rooms are called suites. While most first-year students will have a single, many will have the opportunity to have a "suitemate" instead of a "roommate."

Year Built 1910
Renovations 1994
Capacity 80
Residential Floors 5
Singles 72
Doubles 4
Triples 0
Approximate number sharing a bathroom 24
Handicapped accessible Yes
Elevator No

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