The Dimple

Student Life

The college green known as the Dimple, whose name is inspired by the bowl-shaped depression at its center, is the heart of the Wheaton campus. Strictly speaking, the Dimple is the grassy hollow in front of Emerson Hall, though most people use the term loosely, referring to the entire green that lies between the library and Park Hall.

Many times throughout our history, The Dimple has served as a gathering space for traditional events such as Commencement and Opening Ceremony. It is also a popular spot for studying, socializing, and the occasional outdoor class. It has been the site of sledding, competitive snow sculpting, after-dark movie viewing, and above all, hanging out with friends on a warm fall or spring day.