<!-- Image with unknown copyright status removed: -->Silliman College
is a residential college
at Yale University
. It opened in September 1940 as the last of the original ten residential colleges, and includes buildings that were constructed as early as 1901. It is the largest college in terms of area, consisting of a full city block in New Haven, Connecticut
, bordered by College, Wall, Grove and Temple Streets.
The older, Indiana limestone
part of the college consists of the Vanderbilt-Sheffield dormitories and Byers Hall, both originally part of the Sheffield Scientific School
. The Van-Sheff portion of Silliman was built between 1903 and 1906 by architect Charles C. Haight
in the Collegiate Gothic style
. Byers Hall was built in 1903 and was designed by Hiss and Weekes
architects in the modified French Renaissance Style
The newer, Georgian brick portion of the college, which includes most of the core facilities and the Master's house, was completed in 1940 when the college was opened. Architect Eggers & Higgins
designed this part of the college.
Due to Silliman's size, the college is able to house its freshmen in the college instead of on Yale's Old Campus
, allowing first year students to immediately become immersed in the vibrant student life in Silliman.
The College has links to Harvard
's Pforzheimer House
and Dudley House
, as well as Trinity College, Cambridge
and Brasenose College, Oxford
. Its rival college at Yale is Timothy Dwight College
, located directly... Read More