a chandelier on the ceiling of the Schwarzman Center

Yale Schwarzman Center

Fostering Discovery and Connection

Experience. Meet. Collaborate. Eat. Yale’s new center for performing arts, student life, and culture, Yale Schwarzman Center (YSC) brings together every part of the Yale community. Renovated and expanded to serve students, faculty members, staff members, and the New Haven community, the center offers fluid, unique venues for music, dance, theatrical performances, and multimedia. It provides meeting space and resources for student clubs and activities and is home to the Good Life Center. And with multiple dining options, including a renovated Commons, the Schwarzman Center will be a daily destination. Your gifts to YSC help fund world-class programming, attract renowned performing artists, and support robust learning opportunities for students.

Break bread. Break boundaries.

Yale Schwarzman Center was established in 2015 to foster collaboration, wellness, and belonging at Yale through dining and the arts. The center’s physical space opened in fall 2021 in historic Commons, three floors of the adjacent Memorial Hall, and a sprawling concourse. These newly renovated spaces house several eateries, performance venues, and gathering areas for the entire Yale community. YSC offers a robust schedule of arts programming and interactive experiences. It hosts artists and creators from around the world and amplifies creative expression online, across campus, and within the New Haven community.

Key Contacts

  • Alison Cole

    Senior Associate Dean for Development, External Affairs, and Special Projects
    Development Liaison, Yale Schwarzman Center

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