Brush Alumni House

The Brush Alumni House

Located at 11 University Avenue, the Brush Alumni House was built in the late 1800s by University Trustee Frank Cleaveland.  It was purchased in 1988 and donated to the University by Edna Jeanne Brush, Class of 1924, in honor of Edna’s late husband, John D. Brush Sr., Class of 1922, one year later. The four-suite home is for all alumni, parents, and friends to enjoy a comfortable, convenient stay while visiting campus.

We offer four guest suites each with a private bath:
     • Room 1 -  Two Twin Beds
     • Room 2 -  One Full Bed
     • Room 3 -  One Queen Bed
     • Room 4 -  One King Bed

In 2020, Suzy Brush ’80, P’07, ’11 donated $100,000 over five years to assist in necessary upgrades to the exterior and interior of the House.  Modest kitchen facilities are available as well as a beautiful, winterized Jan Graeter '74 Sunroom. A formal dining room and living room are also available for your use.  You can tour the newly renovated first floor common areas below. 

Tour the Brush Alumni House First Floor

No pets are allowed and the entire building is smoke-free.

Wireless Internet access is available throughout the house (Requirements: Laptop Computer 802.11a, b, g, Wireless Adapter, Windows XP, Vista or Mac OSX 10.3). See Policy and Procedures for a full account of the house rules.


The Brush Alumni House will open August 1, 2022. Reservations are now open.

To make a reservation or for questions, please call 315-229-5925, Monday - Friday: 12:30-4:30 p.m. or email

For a list of other area accommodations, visit the Regional Accommodations page.