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About Cushing

A little off the beaten track, Cushing is one of the coziest dorms on campus. From the stone arches to the antique parlors, the whole place is just a charmer. You’ll find students in their pajamas studying in the Great Hall almost every night, free tea and snacks downstairs every week, and sports enthusiasts watching various games on the flatscreen TV. Although cozy, it is never lacking in activities. Every week, House Team organizes events and games to take the stress off of college life. Cushing has a very high retention rate – the people who live there in their first year are almost always there for another year or more.

From ResLife: Built in 1927, designed by architects Allen and Collens. Cushing was named after Florence Cushing, an early graduate of Vassar and a trustee who brought us the piece of Plymouth Rock that is built into the structure of the New England building. Originally, Cushing was a freshman house but now it houses students of all years. The capacity isĀ 202 students.

A view of the piano parlor.

A view of the piano parlor.

The Estee Lauder Parlor.

The Estee Lauder Parlor.

Some of Cushing’s best characteristics:

  • We’re the closest to the gym
  • We’re second-closest to the dining hall (WOOT)
  • We have some mighty fine gargoyles
  • Innumerable community spaces
  • Amazing people
  • We look the most like Hogwarts
  • The Great Hall

 


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