Student Spaces

Ruane's Den, a new café located in Harkness House.

A new favorite spot to study, meet with friends or just grab a latte is Ruane's Den, a café located in Harkness House in south campus. Built with a generous gift from the Ruane family, it's a cozy, 1,500-square-foot café complete with comfy couches, wireless Internet and two large-screen televisions. The café serves coffee, tea, lattes, smoothies, hot chocolate, muffins, cookies and sandwiches. While primarily designed as a student space, the café is also open to faculty, staff and campus visitors.

Relax, recharge, connect at the Coffee Grounds Café

Coffee Grounds, a student-run venue located in Katherine Blunt (KB) House, offers a cool place to kick back, relax, study and enjoy some great espresso, coffee, hot chocolate and fresh-baked goodies. Coffee Grounds hosts special events throughout the year including live music, poetry readings and open mic nights, and welcomes campus-group meetings, like the "Coffee G'Round the World" gatherings. At these events, international students share news and stories of their countries and students can explore the world without leaving the couches.

"The Barn"

MOBROC, Musicians Organized for Bands Rights on Campus, a student-run support organization, provides bands with access to practice space, a full sound system, a place to store instruments and a network of fellow student musicians. Called "The Barn," the practice space is a converted squash court with high ceilings and a second-level balcony.



Free time? Need to unwind? Visit Lambdin Game Room

The Lambdin game room is a great spot to relax with friends and unwind after a busy day or hectic week. Located on the ground floor of Lambdin House, it offers plenty of table games including ping pong, air hockey and pool; dozens of board games, a poker table and picture puzzles; wall-mounted televisions, an in-house sound system and comfortable couches and chairs.


Gathering at Unity House

Every day at Unity, the College's multicultural center, you can find students of all backgrounds sharing in the community as they find spaces of comfort in the lounge areas, and evenings, gathering with friends to prepare a meal in the kitchen. Some days, there are culturally affirming and educational programs during cultural-themed months.

Favorite study spaces

Student studying on the greenA student studies on Tempel Green, which offers sweeping views of Long Island Sound and even features an outdoor classroom fashioned from granite. In addition to your own room, you'll find many great spaces on campus where you can apply yourself to academics, such as Harkness Chapel Library and Greer Music Library. During the 2014-15 academic year, Shain Library will undergo a $9.1 million renovation which will result in more — and more technology-rich — individual and collaborative study spaces. 

Blue Camel Café

The Blue Camel Cafe, located during library renovations in the Blaustein Humanities Faculty Lounge, offers a variety of specialty coffees, teas, snacks and baked goods. In a comfortable, relaxed setting with wireless access you can check email, enjoy a cappuccino, read a newspaper, watch close-captioned CNN for the latest news, or meet with friends or a faculty member in the casual seating area.