These rooms are for the enjoyment of all, so please note that smoking is prohibited in all rooms in Saybrook.
To reserve a Saybrook Room, please fill out a reservation form, found here. Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive an email back from a Saybrook College Office staffperson confirming the reservation location and space!
There is a designated area in the Stone Courtyard where smoking is permitted. Please be sure to discard cigarette butts in the receptacles located there.
The Athenaeum Room, just inside the High Street Gate, is available for meetings sponsored by Saybrook students. Use of this room requires a reservation through the Head of College’s Office. Events held in this space must follow the rules posted inside.
The Henning Common Room is on the first floor of Entryway H (immediately outside the Dining Hall). A peaceful place to relax and unwind, the Henning Common Room features a Steinway grand piano and is always open to Saybrook Students. It cannot be reserved. Adjacent to the Common Room is the student mailroom.
The Computer Cluster is located in the basement between Entryways N and M. The room contains computers (both Macs and PCs), a laser printer/copier, and a fax machine available for student use. The number of the Computer Room fax machine is (203) 432-2903.
Fellows’ Dining Room
Fellows use the Fellows’ Common Room at the back of the Dining Hall for official functions, dinners, and small meetings. This room is also available to student groups for dinner discussions (reservations should be made in advance with the Dining Hall Manager.)
Saybrook College has two gyms. The primary gym is located in the basement between Entryways O and G. Your ID card can be activated to grant access to this room, provided that you sign a waiver in the Head of College’s Office. The gym annex, which contains leg machines and a recumbent bike, is in the basement across the hall from the computer cluster near Entryway N.
The Game Room is in the basement of Entryway H. It is Saybrook’s student lounge and features comfy furniture, a flat-screen TV, tables for chess and other board games, a mother of pearl pool table, and an oak poker table. An oak cupboard houses a variety board games, cards, poker chips and ping pong paddles. The ping pong table is in located in the corridor between Entryways G and O. Games can be taken to student rooms with the expectation that they will be returned in a day or two. While the Game Room is a terrific informal gathering space; it is not to be used for group meetings which would limit access to other students.
The Laundromat is in the basement of Entryway L. It contains washing and drying machines that can be operated by putting money on your ID card. There is also an ice machine or student use located in the Laundromat.
The Lyceum Room, just inside the York St. Gate is reserved only for residential college seminars sponsored by Saybrook.
The Saybrook/Branford Room is a conference room shared by Saybrook and Branford College, available for student-sponsored meetings. It is in the footprint of Saybrook College, in Entryway A. Use of this room requires a reservation through the Head of College’s Office.
The Saybrook Music Studio is made up of 3 separate rooms. Studio A has an upright Yamaha piano, a drum kit, and is connected to a recording studio room capable of making high-quality, professional-style recordings. Studio B contains a baby grand piano and ample space for extra chairs and instruments for multiple individuals. The studio is located in the basement between Entryways J and K. Your ID card may be activated to grant access to this room through the Head of College’s Office, at a charge of $5 each semester.
The Student Kitchen is located in the basement of Entryway K. The kitchen contains most of the appliances and utensils needed for simple cooking. Your ID card may be activated to grant access to this room through the Head of College’s Office. The full Saybrook Student Kitchen access policy which explains responsibilities of all kitchen users, kitchen monitors and the kitchen manager can be found here.
The Saybrook TV Room is located under Entryway F. With a large-screen TV, Yale’s Xfinity IPTV service, and surround sound, it is available for regular student use, as well as the site of Saybrook-sponsored viewing events like Superbowl parties. Please see the Saybrook TV Room page for reservations and policies.
The Underbrook, a multi-purpose theater and dance space in the basement of Entryway H, is available for a variety of events, from theater productions to dance performances to guest speakers. It features a lighting grid, a sprung floor, and seating for about seventy five occupants. Please carefully read the guidelines for use of the Underbrook found here. If you would like to reserve the Underbrook for a single day event, please fill out the Saybrook Room Reservation form found here. Reservations are subject to change, as Yale College CPA award recipients with major productions may be added to our calendar. If you would like to reserve the Underbrook for a major production (more than 1 day event), fill out the survey found here.