The Crescent Underground!

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

Light Court:
Located underground, the Light Court provides a beautiful and peaceful outdoor common space for Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges, and it serves to gather visitors to the nearby Theater, Fitness Room,  Dance Studio, Recording Studio, the Glassroom, and Art Studio.  Open as a common area to all students in Ezra Stiles and Morse Colleges. A great place to catch up with friends, study or catch a peaceful moment for yourself. 


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.


The Glassroom:
The Glassroom, found on the lower level between the recording studio and weaving room, is a recently renovated relaxing/study/hangout space shared with Morse.   The door is always open (by swipe) for you to come on in, flop down in a cozy chair to read, snooze, daydream or to pull up to the group table for study or to spread out a project. The Glassroom is a welcoming space with comfy seating and plants making it cozy living space with a homey vibe. The future of the Glassroom will see additional seating, lighting, and art, so keep your eyes peeled.  Open to all students in Ezra Stiles and Morse Colleges.


Art Room:
Located next to the Glassroom, this unique Yale space is  the home of two weaving looms, several sewing machines, a knitting machine, a large art table, and more.  Ezra Stiles and Morse College students should contact the Morse Head of College Office for access.


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 Morse Head of College Office.


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


Fitness Center:
Located next to the Dance and Aerobic Studio, the Fitness Center provides state-of-the-art treadmills, elliptical machines, rowing machines and exercise bikes. You will also find 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.  


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 Ezra Stiles Head of College Office for access.