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Frederick Douglass Commons

The Frederick Douglass Commons was originally built in the 1950s and named for Rochester's national leader of the abolitionist movement. In 2016, we completed a major renovation of the building to reinvent the space into a major hub of student life. Connected to Wilson Commons with a bridge, together they form our Campus Center. The Frederick Douglass Commons also connects to the Lam Square lounge in Rush Rhees library by way of a bridge from the third floor public lounge.

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Frederick Douglass Commons Building Hours

Summer Hours

May 21st–June 20th

Douglass Commons Building Hours
Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, Closed.

Dining Options

Douglass Dining CenterClosedFaculty Club
Closed
Late Night Dining
Closed
Grab n’ Go
Closed

June 21st–June 29th

Douglass Commons Building Hours
Thursday June 21st–Sunday June 24th, 7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Monday June25th–Thursday June 28th, 7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Friday June 29th, 7:30 a.m–6:30 p.m.

Dining Options

Douglass Dining Center
*closed between meal times
7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Faculty Club
Closed
Late Night Dining
Closed
Grab n’ Go
Closed

June 30th–July 7th

Douglass Commons Building Hours
Saturday June 30th & Sunday July 1st, Closed.
Monday July 2nd & Tuesday July 3rd, 8 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Wednesday July 4th, Closed.
Thursday July 5th, 8 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Friday July 6th, 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday July 7th, Closed.

Dining Options

Douglass Dining Center
Closed
Faculty Club
Closed
Late Night Dining
Closed
Grab n’ Go
Closed

July 8th–August 4th

Douglass Commons Building Hours
Monday–Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Friday–Sunday, 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Dining Options

Douglass Dining Center
*closed between meal times
7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Faculty Club
Closed
Late Night Dining
Closed
Grab n’ Go
Closed

August 5th–August 12th

Douglass Commons Building Hours
Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, Closed.

Dining Options

Douglass Dining CenterClosedFaculty Club
Closed
Late Night Dining
Closed
Grab n’ Go
Closed

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Frederick Douglass Commons Building Map

Floor 1

  • Douglass Dining
  • The Genesee Room

Floor 2

  • Ballroom A, B, C, D
  • Lobby
  • Information desk
  • Bridge to Wilson Commons

Floor 3

Floor 4

  • Community kitchen (room 406)
  • Community Room (room 407)
  • Meliora Catering
  • Meeting Rooms 401, 403, 404, 407, 419, 420
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Frederick Douglass Commons Building Policies

Access to Frederick Douglass Commons Policy

Meeting Room Usage Policy

Meditation Room Usage Policy

Community Kitchen Policy

Second Floor Lobby Policy

Richard Feldman Ballroom Policy

Priority for Use of Douglass Spaces Policy

Restrictions on Outside Rentals Policy

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