Morse College and adjoining Ezra Stiles College were built in 1961-62. Morse is named for Samuel Morse, the inventor of the popularized telegraph system and a graduate of Yale College (1810).
Morse’s unique construction is thanks to architect Eero Saarinen, who also designed the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. Its residents (nicknamed “Morsels”) enjoy unique elements of their college, including the fourteen-story tower which overlooks New Haven.
This dining hall exhibits approximately 40-feet floor-to-ceiling windows that bathe the dining room in light during the daytime, and illuminate the courtyard and outdoor dining patio – which boasts a quietly babbling water feature.