In May 2015, President Salovey announced that Yale College alumnus Stephen A. Schwarzman ‘69 is giving $150 million to create a state-of-the-art campus center by renovating the historic University Commons and Memorial Hall. For the first time, Yale will have a building dedicated to student life. We have the opportunity to restore a 114-year-old facility to create an unsurpassed center serving all students and a place of exceptional programming. The complex is extensive; the four floors of the two buildings total over 87,000 square feet. The project is a cornerstone of Yale President Peter Salovey’s vision to build a more unified, accessible, and innovative university.

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Steven Schwarzman and Yale President Peter Salovey   Yale Commons Hewitt Quadrangle
Stephen A. Schwarzman and Yale President Peter Salovey   Schwarzman Center, view from Hewitt Quadrangle
Yale University Commons Interior   Rotunda War Memorial
First Floor of Schwarzman Center   Rotunda War Memorial will be preserved
Photos by Michael Marsland/Yale University