Baldwin-Jenkins, named for Estella E. Baldwin, registrar from 1935-70, and Marion R. Jenkins, dean of women from 1931-63, is a first-year residence for men and women. With eight halls total, Baldwin-Jenkins is known for its high-energy, inclusive atmosphere. From move-in day to the end of each year, first-year enthusiasm empowers members of the Baldwin-Jenkins community to grow into independent adults with strong relationships.
Student leaders in the building focus especially on making the transition to college life a smooth one by providing mentoring and programming relevant to first-year students' needs. As first-years take on new challenges, resident assistants, small-group leaders and cultural diversity advocates come alongside them with a variety of resources and relationship-building skills. Baldwin-Jenkins is unique in that it holds opportunities for incoming students to develop both their class identity and their individuality among peers who share the same experiences throughout the year.