Timothy Dwight

Timothy Dwight
Dining Hall
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Hours of Operation

Academic Year Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
Breakfast 8:00am – 11:00am
Lunch 11:30am – 1:30pm
Dinner 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Friday
Breakfast 8:00am – 11:00am
Lunch 11:30am – 1:30pm
Dinner 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
Brunch 11:00am - 1:30pm
Dinner 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Entry.

Access to Timothy Dwight is through the impressive structure and gate at 345 Temple Street (directly across from one of Silliman’s small gates), with its second-floor columns, Federal-style peak and clock tower. The dining hall is modeled after a traditional New England Town Hall, furnished with long maple tables and black captain’s chairs. The room’s Federal-style architecture sports weathered, hand–hewn ceiling beams and trusses, paneled walls, large circular chandeliers and a circular window light on its southern wall.

History and Traditions.

Built in 1935, Timothy Dwight College was named for two former Yale Presidents from the same family lineage: Timothy Dwight IV was the eighth Yale president and the grandson of Jonathan Edwards; Timothy Dwight V was his grandson and Yale’s 12th president.

TD’s longstanding traditions include the annual TD weekend, with BBQ dinner on Friday and a crawfish boil on Saturday; and a widely popular (but unofficial) tailgate party held on the morning of the Yale-Harvard football game. One of Timothy Dwight’s best-known traditions is the snowball fight with rival Silliman College that it holds each year on the night of the first snowfall.

“We ate here.”

Among notable Timothy Dwight alumni are three-term Senator Lowell Weicker, the 85th governor of Connecticut; Olympic gold medal winner Sarah Hughes; former CIA director Porter Gross; and former Yale President, Kingman Brewster, Jr.