Our new Dining Commons has been designed to be used in multiple ways by every member of our community. This year’s paddle raiser puts the icing on the cake by creating a wonderful, inviting outdoor seating area that will help achieve a variety of goals, all centered around community.
From a fun lunch with friends, to a focused study group, to a lively outdoor class discussion on literature, this area is all about the bonds that students build with each other and that students develop with faculty -- the bedrock of the Dawson experience. (That said, it will also be highly attractive to the student who just needs a quiet getaway for a bit!)
If you have had lunch at Dawson, you already know that the limited patio seating outside Henderson dining hall is a highly coveted spot. This new seating area will include group-seating tables and chairs as well as comfy seating around the indoor-outdoor fireplace – expanding opportunities for our community to gather at mealtime and other times. Help us build that sense of belonging that we know is so crucial. Get ready to raise your paddle!