• House coordinator Julia Uleberg Swanson is retiring after more than 30 years of maintaining Dacie’s legacy at Carleton. Could you be the one to tend the Dacie Moses house for the next generation of Carls?

  • With the smell of warm cookies wafting in the sweet air and the sound of student laughter overflowing from the front porch, stepping into Dacie Moses house feels a lot like a hug. But the warmth you immediately feel as you reach for the door handle can’t compare to the generosity that envelops you the moment you step foot in the house.

  • When this Christmas cactus blooms, I always think of Dacie Moses. Dacie was born Candace Kelley in Northfield on January 26, 1883. She lived in a small Victorian house six blocks…

  • “Dacie’s is a gift,” said Julia Uleberg Swanson, program coordinator of the Dacie Moses House and someone who has committed to maintaining Dacie’s legacy at Carleton for 30 years. In celebration of Dacie’s birthday, this legacy became extremely apparent to anyone who had the pleasure of attending the brunch held on Sunday, January 26.

  • Cookies@Dacie Moses House

    9 February 2018

    A tradition a few of my friends and I have is to visit Dacie Moses House(aka the cookie house, aka Dacie’s) late at night to make cookies (ingredients and supplies are free as long as you share your creations with others), eat them before and after cooking them, and have deep, philosophical conversations about our experiences at Carleton (not kidding about the last one).

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  • In our first installment of #MyCarletonSummer, we talk to Lynn Barbera ’19 about serving as the Dacie Moses House summer resident.

  • Senior Bucket List: Dacie Moses Sunday Brunch

    5 April 2017

    Historically, Carleton has been a diverse campus with a wide range of activities and events for both students and the Northfield community. There are several traditions that every Carl ought to complete to get a full Carleton experience. But the list is so long that it’s impossible to get to all of them.

    Most Carls know Dacie Moses as the “Cookie House.” Located on Union Street between Hunt Cottage and Berg House, the home was donated by a long-time employee named Dacie Moses—who invited students for conversations and food, providing a home away from home. To commemorate her spirit, the house provides ample kitchen supplies, baked goods left behind by students, a variety of board games, and a cozy gathering spot for students.

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  • Dacie’s Makes An Appearance In U.S. News & World Report Story

    25 September 2015

    Carleton College students expect to be busy on the eve of final exams, of course, but not just in the predictable way. At 10 p.m., Carls all over campus open their windows and scream at the top of their lungs. Soon after that, they’ll be noiselessly dancing on tables — wearing headphones — in Gould Library and enjoying a late-night breakfast served up by the college’s deans in one of the dining halls.

    These are just a few of the traditions that provide students at the private liberal arts college with a break from the books. Carleton College students are “extremely high achievers” but for the most part “we don’t take ourselves too seriously,” says Becca Giles, a recent history grad from Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  […]

    But if undergrads need to slow down and take a break, they can head to the Dacie Moses House to bake cookies or just to relax. The house, the former residence of a longtime Carleton employee who used to host students in her home for meals and games, is stocked with the necessary baking supplies.

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  • The Lives of Dixon Bond, Dacie Moses Celebrated At Carleton College

    26 January 2015

    Nearly 100 people took the opportunity on Sunday morning to pay tribute to the memory and legacy of Carleton alumnus and Northfield City Council member Dixon Bond and to celebrate the 132nd birthday of Dacie Moses.Bond attended Carleton College and graduated in 1959 with a degree in Economics. At Carleton, he started the men’s vocal group The Carleton Knights. The Knights continue as a Carleton men’s singing group, still gathering for practice at the Dacie Mouse House, as they did from the beginning.

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  • On Sunday, Jan. 25 from 10 am to 12:30 p.m., the public is invited to celebrate the 132nd birthday of Dacie Moses—and pay tribute to the memory and legacy of Carleton alumnus and Northfield City Council member Dixon Bond.