Commons (request)


space request

750 seated | 1,900 standing*

*Capacities may be reduced on a case-by-case basis in accordance with Yale's COVID-19 guidance.

Yale's largest dining hall, Commons is the most central lunch spot on campus. Commons may be requested for events that begin at or after 6:30pm during the week. Event setups and tear-downs cannot conflict with weekly dining operations. The requested event start time may need to be delayed depending on the room layout.

The room rental fee is $1,000 and there will be additional fees for catering, production, and cleaning & care services.

Best suited for:

  • Receptions
  • Dinners/banquets
  • Formal events such as dances

Not suited for:

  • Student performances
  • Hybrid meetings with a video conference component

Submit a Request

Yale students, faculty, and staff may submit a request (NetID required)