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.

We Are Morse

Expect a huge smile from Gwen and great food from our talented team when dining at Morse & Ezra Stiles! The two college dining rooms share an open kitchen servery at one end, complete with a large brick hearth oven, rotating grill, and wok station. Morsels are proud to gather here to share meals, study breaks and events. From San Gimignano Night in September (inspiration for the architecture of the colleges and Eero Saarinen’s home town) all the way through final exams in May, we want Morse to be your home.

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Dining Team

Morse dining team member at work.

Our team is caring and professional – always proud to serve its Morsels and guests!

Management Team