Silliman College takes its name from Yale professor and scientist Benjamin Silliman and, in 1940, was the last of Yale’s original 10 residential colleges to open. Among its unique features are the impressive gargoyles that hang from its exterior walls and gutters. 

The dining hall is spacious and airy, with high ceilings and tall, arched windows, gold chandeliers, with a beautiful Steinway concert grand piano reserved for use in recitals.

We are Silliman

Dining at Silliman is a memorable experience. Silliman’s large servery boasts delicious & flavorful cuisine served in a warm and inviting dining room. Some of Silliman’s best-known traditions include movie nights in the courtyard, ski trip to Vermont, apple picking in the fall, and a series of events over Halloween week — including an elaborate haunted house in the Head of College House.  

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Dining Team

Close up of members on the Silliman dining team.

Our team is welcoming and dedicated – always proud to serve its Sillimanders and guests!

Management Team