The Crescent Underground!

Check out the Ezra Stiles-Morse shared common spaces, located under the Crescent Courtyard between “jock walk” and Tower Parkway – the most beautiful student spaces on campus!!!

Light Court:

Located underground, the Light Court provides a beautiful outdoor common space for Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges, and it serves to gather visitors to the nearby Theater, Weight Room, Exercise Room, Dance and Aerobics Studio, Recording Studio, Digital Media Center, and Art Studio.  Open as a commons area to all students in Ezra Stiles and Morse Colleges.

 

Music Practice Suite:

Ezra Stiles and Morse Colleges share one large group practice room and three smaller, private practice rooms - each of which houses a piano and space for musicians. Soundproofed walls minimize external disturbance and accommodate all students in Ezra Stiles College and Morse College.

Recording Studio (the CURS):

Morse and Ezra Stiles share the Crescent Underground Recording Studio (CURS) that allows individuals and groups to create multi-track sound recordings. The space includes a control room with sophisticated mixing equipment and software, and an acoustically appropriate recording room with high-quality microphones.  Ezra Stiles and Morse College students should contact the Morse College Master’s Office for access.

Digital Media Room:

Home of the computer cluster for Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges, the digital media room provides computing resources for students writing and printing essays, working on online projects, and exploring graphic design and other digital media, including video and sound recordings. Open to all students in Ezra Stiles and Morse Colleges.

Art Room:

Located next to the Digital Media Studio, this unique Yale space is  the home of two looms, several sewing machines, a knitting machine, a large art table, and more.  Ezra Stiles and Morse College students should contact the Morse College Master’s Office for access.

Theater:

The Crescent Underground Theater provides a dedicated facility for concerts, open-mic nights, and dramatic shows.  The finest and most flexible undergraduate performance space on campus, it features tiered-seating, a sound system, a sprung floor, and theatrical lighting.  To request access, contact the Ezra Stiles Master’s Office.

Dance & Aerobics Studio:

One of the largest and best-equipped practice spaces on campus, this Studio fosters individual and group interest in dance and aerobics.  It features a sprung floor, a wall-length mirror, and a ballet bar.  To request access, contact the Ezra Stiles Master’s Office.

Exercise Room:

Located next to the Dance and Aerobic Studio, the Exercise Room provides state-of-the-art treadmills, elliptical machines, rowing machines, exercise bikes, and more.  Open to all students in Ezra Stiles and Morse Colleges.

Weight Room:

The Weight Room includes a large selection of free weights, adjustable benches, boxing equipment, and Life Fitness/Hammer Strength machines.  Open to all students in Ezra Stiles and Morse Colleges.