Community Kitchen

Wilson Commons Student Activities (WCSA) offers a unique opportunity to student organizations and University departments to host cooking and food-based events in the Community Kitchen in Douglass Commons. The space features a:

  • Gas cooktop
  • Oven
  • Warming Drawer
  • Refrigerator and freezer
  • Microwave
  • Commercial grade dishwasher
  • Two sinks (one for hand washing only)
  • Collection of cooking supplies and equipment
  • Digital display for hooking up personal devices

With seating for 24, and conveniently located across from the Douglass Community Room, the space is the ideal location for hosting events and programs. For more information on the Community Kitchen read the Community Kitchen Policy on the Frederick Douglass Commons page.

Using the Community Kitchen

The Community Kitchen is primarily to be used for hosting small gatherings of University students, staff, and/or faculty only. However, open events to the public are also allowed following the approval of both the campus sanitarian and assistant director of student life operations. 

The kitchen is equipped with a wide variety of utensils and equipment that are free to use during a reservation. You can view a full list of equipment here.

Reserving the Community Kitchen

You must be a University department or student organization in order to reserve the Community Kitchen. All reservations are done through Virtual EMS. If are a University department and do not know who your Virtual EMS contact is, please contact ECM. If you are a student organization and do not know who your Virtual EMS contact is, please contact the WCSA reservation coordinator

For more information on reserving the Community Kitchen check out the full Community Kitchen Policy on the Frederick Douglass Commons policies page.

Upcoming Trainings

The Community Kitchen Training Sign Up form has a full list of training dates and times. Please make sure you click submit after selecting a session so we can plan on your attendance. Sessions may be cancelled if no one signs up.


Used the kitchen and have feedback? Email Ken Beck, assistant director of student life operations.