About the Current 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. The Center does not include Woolsey Hall, although the intention is to coordinate programming.

Browse the information below to learn more about the existing complex.

Building location

Floor plan

360 view of Commons Dining Hall

A history of Commons
Yale Alumni Magazine, December 1995

A history of Memorial Hall
Yale Alumni Magazine, May 1994

Historic facts

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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