Please consider downloading the latest version of Internet Explorer
to experience this site as intended.
Tools Search Main Menu


Frederick Douglass Commons

Connected to Wilson Commons with a bridge together they form our Campus Center. Frederick Douglass Commons also connects to the new Lam Square lounge in Rush Rhees library with a bridge from the third floor public lounge. The Douglass Building is the home of a large multipurpose ballroom, the Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center, the Language Center, the new Community Kitchen, a public lounge, many meeting rooms, a meditation room, ablution stations, a lactation room, dining options and more.

500 Wilson Blvd Rochester, NY 14627

Place Type

River Campus

Upcoming Events

Balas & Bolinhos

Balas & Bolinhos is an informal Conversation Hour in Portuguese offered by the Language Center and open to everyone and to every level of knowledge of the...

Saturday, March 23 12:00pm
German Movie Night: Die Welle (The Wave)

Don't miss the opportunity to watch Die Welle (The Wave) directed by Dennis Gansel. "Seductive and horrifying at the sane time ... The film opens with a rush...

Saturday, March 23 5:00pm
Spring Speaker: Nyle DiMarco

**SOLD OUT Nyle DiMarco won the mirror ball trophy on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and was the last model standing on The CW’s “America’s Next Top Model"....

Saturday, March 23 7:00pm
**Cancelled: Kaffee und Quatschen

Kaffee und Quatschen is an informal Conversation Hour in German offered by the Language Center and open to everyone and to every level of knowledge of the...

Sunday, March 24 3:30pm
Nauryz Celebration

Come and celebrate Nauryz which signifies not only the spring equinox but also renewal of nature! Nauryz in Kazakhstan symbolizes fertility, friendship and...

Sunday, March 24 4:30pm

Recent Events

D'Lion Laser Tag

Friday, March 22, 2019

Awa-gashi - アワー菓子

Friday, March 22, 2019

Club Rochester

Friday, March 22, 2019

Medallion Workshop: Customer Service

Friday, March 22, 2019

Recent Activity


WANER MAO left a positive review Friday, February 1, 2019

Excellent! Lots of delicious food!


PAUL KINGSLEY left a positive review Thursday, January 31, 2019

I loved this, overflow crowd, great chef and translator, with support from the hosts. Promoting intercultural interactions and understanding is great.


PATRENIA OWENS left a positive review Wednesday, January 23, 2019

I thought the event was very powerful. The speaker was great and touched on so many points that we can all put into practice to make our communities a better place. I thoroughly enjoyed Symone Sanders speech.


DANIEL ROEDER left a review Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Was disappointed that this event coincided with the beginning of Yom Kippur


ELLEN HENRY left a review Thursday, February 8, 2018

Talk was very interesting. It could have been much MORE interesting and more easily followable if it hadn't been such a struggle to figure out what part of the projected graphs, figures, etc. speaker was referring to. Perhaps due to oblique angle from podium, or...(?) the pointer was mostly not visible to audience. Too bad speaker had not been instructed to use the mouse pointer that would have been clearly visible and present on both projection screens.

Frederick Douglass Commons

Frederick Douglass Commons posted a photo Wednesday, August 30, 2017