Saybrook has several common rooms and spaces for student gatherings. The Henning Common Room, renamed by the Fellows in 1978 to honor former Master Basil Duke Henning on his retirement from Yale, is located immediately outside the Dining Hall. A peaceful place to relax and unwind, the Henning Common Room features a grand piano and is always open to Saybrook students.It cannot be reserved.
Fellows use the Fellows’ Lounge at the back of the Dining Hall for official functions, for Fellows’ dinners and occasionally for small meetings. This room is also available to student groups for dinner discussions (reservations should be made in advance with the Dining Hall manager).
In addition, the Athenaeum Room, at the High Street Gate (or Berkeley Gate), is a common space for students and can also be reserved for meetings. Arrangements should be made in the Head of College’s Office. The Athenaeum at the Berkeley Gate and its mirror image, the Lyceum, at the Saltonstall Gate (nearest York St.), are named for buildings that stood in Old Campus in the 19th-century. The Lyceum may only be reserved for classes.