Jones Fine and Performing Arts College

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Jones Fine and Performing Arts Residential College, called simply Jones, is a student residence at Northwestern University. Its theme includes all the performing arts, including acting, singing, and dancing. As such, this dorm also includes a performance space, called the Great Room. Jones holds up to 118 students, known as Jonesians. The dorm is located at 1820 Sheridan Road on Northwestern's South Campus.

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If you live in Jones, chances are you will be seeing a show tonight.

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The Great Room is a communal space in Jones and has been used as a social event space, performance venue, and more. In 1987, Lookingglass Theatre Company (founded by Northwestern Alumni) produced its first production at the Great Room. During the 2019-2020 school year, Jones was used as freshman overflow housing and earned the reputation as "the party dorm of the South [Area]."



Interviews with former residents of Jones Fine and Performing Arts Residential College