Senior Common Room

What is the SCR?

Good question! The Senior Common Room is both a place (a suite in A-entry way) and a group of distinguished people associated with the House: Professors--active, emeritus, and retired--in a myriad of disciplines, tutors, associates, honorary members, visiting fellows, and affiliates, whose academic expertise, teaching experience, and outside interests may be helpful or interesting to students. Often, members have some sort of personal or academic history with Kirkland House, and many were residents of Kirkland House during their undergraduate years, or were tutors during their graduate work.

What does the SCR do? 

Throughout the year, there are lunches and dinner receptions held in the Senior Common Room. All members of the SCR are invited, as well as Seniors currently living in Kirkland House. The reception begins in the Senior Common Room, and after we move into the dining hall for the meal. This is a chance for Seniors to connect with an intergenerational group of professionals from both the academic and non-academic world over a meal and a glass of wine selected by Tom Conley. Keep an eye on your emails for upcoming SCR lunches and receptions!

Can I use the SCR space? 

The Senior Common Room is a small room containing comfortable furniture and a small kitchen. It can accommodate approximately 20-30 persons. The SCR will be used only for Kirkland House events and those sponsored by the Masters. It may not be reserved for student group events or meetings.

This is all great, how can I learn more about the SCR?

Contact the SCR coordinator,Axel M. Oaks Takács for further information.