Re-Fridge at Emerson College


An urban college located in downtown Boston, Emerson began after Boston University closed its School of Oratory in 1879. The next year, Charles Wesley Emerson founded the Boston Conservatory of Elocution, Oratory, and Dramatic Art, which held its first classes in Pemberton Square. Ten students enrolled in the conservatory’s first class. Today, Emerson prides itself on being “the only comprehensive college or university in America dedicated exclusively to communication and the arts in a liberal arts context.” In 2013, the college was named the winner of the Environmental Protection Agency’s College and University Green Power Challenge for the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.