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.

Athenaeum Room

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.

Common Room

Common Room

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.

Computer Cluster

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.

Saybrook Gyms

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.

Game Room

The Game Room is in the basement of Entryway H.  It is Saybrook’s student lounge and features comfy furniture, a flat-screen TV, wireless speakers, tables for chess and other board games, a Saybrook logo felt pool table, a high quality ping-pong table, and an oak poker table.  An oak cupboard houses a variety of board games.  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 Library is located above the Henning Common Room, accessible through Entryways G, H, and I. It is geographically and, one hopes, intellectually at the heart of the College. It is open to Saybrugians twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Lyceum Room

The Lyceum Room, just inside the York St. Gate is reserved for residential college seminars sponsored by Saybrook, small group meetings, class sessions, or private events.

Saybrook/Branford Room

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.

Music Studio

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 Squiche

The Suiche is a student-run snack bar and  is located in the basement of Entryway I. It is open from 10:00pm-1:00am,  Sunday through Thursday and offers sandwiches, quesadillas, milkshakes, smoothies and  soda, and two Saybrook specials: the Manwich– a deliciously greasy fried chicken sandwich,  and the new Lustwich– a desert item with Fluff, nutella and banana.

Student Kitchen

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, forms for use, and the kitchen manager can be found on the Saybrook Student Kitchen page (Coming Soon).

TV Room

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 film space in the basement of Entryway H, is available for a variety of events, from theater productions to film screenings to guest speakers. It features a lighting grid, an HD projector and screen, 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.