Timothy Dwight

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.

Widely known as “TD,” the college stands out for its second-floor columns and Federal-style peak and clock tower. The dining hall is modeled after a traditional New England Town Hall, with weathered, hand–hewn ceiling beams and trusses, paneled walls, large circular chandeliers, and furnished with long maple tables and black captain’s chairs. 

We are Timothy Dwight

Dining at Timothy Dwight is a welcoming experience. Take in the grandeur of the hall as you make your way to a variety of delicious and healthy specialties within the servery and enjoy “Build Your Own Pasta” station every Friday. Longstanding traditions include the annual TD weekend — with BBQ dinner on Friday, 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 college Silliman, that it holds each year on the night of the first snowfall.

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Dining Team

Timothy Dwight dining team member.

Our team is dedicated and enthusiastic – always proud to serve its Red Lions and guests!

Management Team