Wilson Hall

Wilson Hall

Wilson Hall Location

  • Bain Room
  • Barnet Commons
  • Converse Box Office
  • Enrollment Management and Services
    • Admissions
    • Financial Planning
  • Institutional Advancement
    • Office of Alumnae and Donor Relations
    • Office of Communications
    • Office of Philanthropy and Advancement Services
    • Office of Events, Camps, Conferences and Rentals
  • Gee Dining Room/ Dargan Bradshaw Private Dining Room
  • Hazel B. Abbott Theatre
  • Laird Studio Theatre
  • Lee Parlor
  • President’s Office
  • Stackhouse Parlor
  • Department of Theatre and Dance

Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, Wilson Hall was built in 1889 and originally housed the entire College. The five towers spanning Wilson and Pell Halls are named for values that are important at Converse: From left to right are Reverence, Honor, Friendship, Service (the tallest and also referred to as the Converse Tower) and Loyalty.

On display in Dalton Lobby is the Converse College Honor Pledge, signed by every new student. The honor tradition dates back to 1916 and is a cornerstone of the mutual trust and responsibility that distinguishes the Converse community.

Gee Dining Hall is named for Mary Wilson Gee. The revered “Miss Gee” was among the first Converse graduates in 1893 and served as Dean of Students for 54 years.

Hazel B. Abbott Theatre and the Laird Studio Theatre are home to a wide variety of Theatre & Dance Converse performances each year.

Parking: 30-minute, visitor and  accessible spots are available around the circle. Additional parking is available at the Twichell parking lot on North Fairview Avenue.