Thomas Eliot Residential College History & Traditions
Residential College History
In 2002, the new Thomas H. Eliot House was constructed on the South 40. Known first as "University House", in 2005 the Eliot name was transferred to this new residential house to replace the older high-rise that had carried the name since 1964. Thomas Eliot B was built and opened in Fall 2010. Thomas Eliot Residential College, as it is currently known, was established in 2010.
About Thomas H. Eliot:
Thomas H. Eliot graduated from and taught at Harvard Law School, served a term in the US House of Representatives, and practiced law in Cambridge, MA. He came to Washington University in 1952 as the chair of the Political Science Department. He is a distant relative of William Greenleaf Eliot, the University's founder.
He served as Washington University's 12th Chancellor, and held posts in the US Department of Labor, the Social Security Board, and the Interior.
The crest was designed by Elana Lederman, a resident from 2009-2011. The colors reflect the Eliot official colors, and the two sections represent the two buildings. The scales on the crest are in honor of our Residential College namesake, Thomas H. Eliot, who was both a lawyer and past Chancellor of Washington University.
Colors: Royal Purple and Gold
We are the Eliot Gators! The picture below was created by Brad Kobylarz, the 2010-2011 RA on Eliot B 1.
We are only 2 years old! So, you can make your mark next year and it will be carried on for many years to come!
- Eliot Teas
- Sunday Night College Council Sponsored Study Breaks
- Gator Welcome/Welcome Back Week
- Restorative Practices
- Eliot B Bi-Weekly Sunday Night Events
- Staff Photo & Framed Convocation t-shirt in the Eliot A library
- Community Service
- Family Style Meal with RCD & Faculty Families
- Eliot Lawn Games Club