About the Building

Commons, Memorial Hall, Woolsey Hall buidlings image

The Schwarzman Center will transform the historic Commons and three floors of the adjacent Memorial Hall, both built for the university’s 1901 bicentennial. Browse the information below to learn more about the existing complex.

The Schwarzman Center includes:

  1. The main floor and basement of Commons.
  2. The basement and upper two floors of Memorial Hall.
  3. The center does not include Woolsey Hall, although the intention is to coordinate programming.

About the existing complex


Steven Schwarzman and Yale President Peter Salovey

Stephen A. Schwarzman and Yale President Peter Salovey


Yale Commons Hewitt Quadrangle

Schwarzman Center, view from Hewitt Quadrangle

Yale University Commons Interior

First Floor of Schwarzman Center


Rotunda War Memorial

Rotunda War Memorial will be preserved

Photos by Michael Marsland/Yale University