Mary Fisher Hall

This first building is named for Mary Cecila Fisher Goucher, the wife of John Goucher and co-founder of the college. Mary Fisher was born on March 22, 1850. She was well-educated at a time when young women were not often afforded that privilege, and she wished to help others gain knowledge that could benefit their lives. Her marriage to John Goucher was "a union of vision and wealth and rendered large planning and high achievement possible." She was an honorary member of the class of 1901, and the whole campus mourned her death in 1902.

Mary Fisher completed a major renovation in Fall 2018 that centralized dining on campus. The dining space incorporates the community-building theme, with students enjoying a variety of fresh, locally sourced food as well as grab-and-go options. The fun and creative Office of Student Engagement and the caring and supportive Student Counseling Center are also both located in Mary Fisher.

  • Mary Fisher Hall and Dining Center

  • This is the exterior of the new Mary Fisher Dining Center, which is part of Mary Fisher Hall.

  • Sitting outside on Mary Fisher Hall's patio is a great way to say hello to friends passing by.

  • Common areas inside the new dining center help to create even more community.

  • The dining center boasts a variety of food stations, including Mongolian stir fry, noodle bowls, brick-oven pizza, food from around the globe, and kosher and allergen-free options.

  • Our dining center strives to be environmentally conscious by providing receptacles for recycling and compost. Additionally, our food is sustainably sourced and often comes from local farmers.

  • A shared meal can play a crucial role in fostering meaningful connections.

  • The offices for student engagement and student programs are located in Mary Fisher Hall. Students are encouraged to use these spaces, which is why they are located in one of the most central buildings on campus.

  • The Student Market on the ground floor of Mary Fisher Hall provides grab and go options for students short on time. 

Bacon House

Clara Bacon came to Goucher in 1897 as an instructor in mathematics. In 1911, she received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the Johns Hopkins University, became chair of her department, and continued to teach at Goucher until her retirement in 1934.

Dulaney House

This house is named for Henry S. Dulaney, a trustee from 1906 to 1923.

Hooper House

This house is named for Lulie Poole Hooper, class of 1896, who was a trustee (1917-1920, 1937-1948) and a generous supporter of the college.