In addition to serving as the Faculty-in-Residence's home, Hartley House is designed to host small and large events, lectures, and classes.
The space is available to members of the campus community and may be booked by contacting Gil Gonzalez, Hartley House Faculty-in-Residence.
Hartley House hosts a series of mixers and relaxed dinners where members of the community can get to know each other, discuss important topics or exchange ideas. Student clubs and groups are encouraged to reserve the house for their events.
Outdoor classes can be more than just sitting in a circle on the grass. Some schools have outdoor seminar tables and lecture areas. There are also strategies for using smaller installations of benches and tables to transform more of the outdoors from the void to be traversed between classes into communal educational space for break-out groups and conversation. To stimulate and gauge interest, Hartley and Garret Houses would like to make our patios available on request, weather permitting, for people wishing to experiment with having class outdoors. The Hartley House patio table seats six, Garrett House twelve, and both can arrange tables for groups up to thirty. White boards are available. Look at your syllabus and if you have a day that might be enhanced by being out of doors—student presentations or a lecture involving nature, for example - consider using Hartley House.
Faculty-in-Residence Gil Gonzalez sponsors the Sustainable Urban Farm (SUrF). Come by to take a look or get involved.