Our Spaces and Room Reservations

Room reservations 

Our spaces 

Trumbull offers a variety of common spaces for your comfort and entertainment enjoyment.  For spaces that require a reservation, find room reservation forms under the Spaces Menu.  As soon as your request has been approved, you will receive an email from the Trumbull Office.

Trumbull Library

Trumbull Library: The library has been thoroughly inventoried, the favorite red plush chairs have been reupholstered, and there’s no better place to do serious studying at Trumbull. You can also take a break from your work to enjoy some of the wonderful books that crowd the shelves; see what’s new this year just to the right inside the door. No food or drink please.

Common Room

Common Room: Possibly the most beautiful room in Trumbull, the common room is a great place to meet friends and chat, or sit quietly with a book. There’s even a grand piano!

Reserving and Using the Common Room
The common room is the “living room” of the college and cannot be reserved for non-TC sponsored events.  
 
RESTRICTIONS: No food or drink is allowed.

Seminar Room

Seminar Room: Meet a tutor, schedule a meeting, have a class; the seminar room is multi-purpose. There is also a 65-inch flat-screen TV with Blue Ray for presentations.

Reserving and Using the Seminar Room
This room is for academic and educational purposes and is an official Yale classroom. When it is not in use for class purposes, students may use it for individual or group study and for meetings. This activity room is first come, first served. Reservations are needed for standing reservations only. If you wish to request a standing reservation, please check availability and complete a room standing reservation request form. As soon as your request has been approved, you will receive an email from the Trumbull Office.
 

ACCESS: Trumbull residents use their room key; off campus, Old Campus and Swing Space need to sign out an activity room key from the Head of College’s Office.

RESTRICTIONS: No food or drink is allowed.

GYM

Gym: We have 3 ellipticals, 2 treadmills, a stationary bike, rowing machine, free weights, medicine balls, and lots of other equipment to help you stay strong and healthy. There is a suggestion box in the gym just inside the door to the right.

Reserving and Using the gym
For access, if you live in TC please use your room key; if you live on Old Campus, Swing Space or off campus, please sign out an activity room key from the Trumbull Office. If you have questions about the space, contact the Trumbull Office.

Music Practice Rooms

Music Practice Rooms:
There are two music practice rooms. The MUSIC PRACTICE ROOM in the basement is a smaller space with an upright piano and room for two additional chairs and music stands at most.

Using the Music Practice Room
 
This activity room is first come, first served. For access, Trumbull residents use their room key; off campus, Old Campus and Swing Space need to sign out an activity room key from the Trumbull Office. 
 

RESTRICTIONS: No food or drink is allowed.

The MUSIC STUDIO, located in the sub-basement, is a larger space with a piano and drum set and is suitable for individual or group practice.

Using the Music Studio
To request a key for the music studio, you need a check availability and fill out a room request form. As soon as your request has been approved, you will receive an email from the Trumbull Office. A key cannot be signed out before the request form is approved.

Complete Part I of request form if the space will only be used for individual practice purposes. Complete Part II of request form if space will be used for group practice. This practice room is used on a first come, first served basis. 

RESTRICTIONS: Trumbull student(s) must be the individual or a member of the group. No food or drink allowed.

Art Studio

 
Art Studio: Our art studio has a wide array of art supplies, a drafting table, and easels. There is also a sewing machine and adjustable dress form for fitting the clothes you make that can be signed out through the art studio student aide. To obtain a key for the art studio visit the Trumbull Office. No food or drink please. There is a Trumbull Office Aide associated with this room.
 
Using the Art Studio
To check availability of room and fill out the form required to reserve the art studio, please go here. As soon as your request has been approved, you will receive an email from the Trumbull Office. A key cannot be signed out before the room request is approved. 

RESTRICTIONS: No food or drink allowed.

Pottery Studio

 
Pottery Studio: We’ve re-furbished and re-supplied this space over the summer. Our kiln is fired up and ready to go. Look for e-mails for pottery workshops and open studio times and learn something new! If you have questions about using the space, contact the Trumbull Office or the pottery studio aide. To obtain a key to the pottery studio visit the Trumbull Office. No food or drink please.
 

Nick Chapel 

Nick Chapel: This beautiful black-box theater offers a host of opportunities to anyone with thespian tendencies. There is also a large movie screen and projector. To reserve the Nick Chapel, contact the Nick Chapel student aide. There are two types of applications – Live Production and Special Event.  Live production applications are available at the Undergraduate Productions website:  up.yalecollege.yale.edu.  Go to performance venues, then Nick Chapel.  Non-live, special event request applications are available in the Trumbull Office.
 

Gallery

Gallery: Got art? Why not display it in the art gallery. All-new LED lights will prove illuminating. If you don’t have art, check out what others are doing.
 
Using the Gallery
The gallery is only available for Trumbull sponsored exhibits. The Gallery may be reserved for Trumbull exhibits with the permission of the Trumbull Office. To obtain a key for the gallery, you need to check availability and fill out a request form here. As soon as your request has been approved, you will receive an email from the Trumbull office.
 
A key cannot be signed out before the room reservation form is approved. The gallery is usually reserved for one week at a time from Wednesday to Wednesday. Opening receptions are also considered when reserving the space. 
 
RESTRICTIONS: No food, no drink allowed.
 
 

Dance Studio

Dance Studio: Tango to your heart’s content in Trumbull’s dance studio; the flexi-floor will keep you limber.
 
Using the Dance Studio
To obtain a key and/or make a reservation for the dance studio please email debbie.rueb@yale.edu and request a room reservation request form. As soon as your request is received and has been approved, you will receive an email from the Trumbull Office. A key cannot be signed out before the room request is approved. Please use this link the reservation calendar:

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Open in Sheets

A reservation schedule will be posted outside the dance studio as soon as possible. Students may not reserve the space for more than 3 hours per week per individual/group. 
 
RESTRICTIONS: No street shoes allowed. No food or drink allowed.
 

The Study

The Study: It’s big. It’s roomy. It’s the TV room. Enjoy the large flat-screen TV and catch your favorite shows or sports event. The TV room is available on a first come, first served basis.

Using the TV Room
We have the library for quiet study, the seminar and common rooms for group study, and now we have “The Study”, a gorgeous new space for lounging and group study with a chic, 1930s retro feel. “The Study”, is located in the basement of entryway D and is furnished with lots of comfortable seating and great lighting. The flat screen TV has a new Oppo multi-regional DVD player for projecting special projects or movies from your laptop. Enjoy “The Study”!

Student Kitchen

Student Kitchen: It’s a true transformation from our little closet of old to the big, beautiful space we’re about to move into. Bon appétit! If you have questions about using the student kitchen contact the Trumbull Office or the Student Kitchen Aide.

Reserving and Using the Student Kitchen
Any Trumbull student is eligible to use the kitchen. To request a key for the kitchen, you need to fill out a kitchen request form. As soon as your request has been approved, you will receive an email from the Trumbull Office to please contact one of the  Student Kitchen Aide to schedule a time to use the kitchen. A key cannot be signed out before the room reservation form is approved. The kitchen key is to be signed out from the aide then returned after using the space and inspection. This makes it possible to maintain a clean and well equipped space for all.
 
CLEANING UP: When using the kitchen, you are expected to clean up, wash your dishes and put things back where they belong. There is also a broom and mop so you can clean the floor. Remove trash and reline trash can. Take trash to dumpster outside, do not use Buttery trash cans.
 
Your privilege to use the kitchen may be revoked if you don’t follow the rules. Please schedule time to have the space inspected by the aide when you sign out the key.

Computer Clusters

Computer Clusters: Need a computer? No problem: head upstairs to one of Trumbull’s two computer clusters. We’ve also added a two-monitor state-of-the-art AV editing station; make your own movies and become famous!