D’Port Facilities

Davenport Innovation Studio

The Davenport Innovation Studio, is located in the Davenport Underground (under entryways J and K, by the pottery studio) and is open to D’Port and Pierson students during its operating hours. Come by anytime during our open hours and the coordinator on duty will let you in and help you out. The Innovation Studio has numerous great things to offer, including:

  • 3D Printers
  • A sewing area
  • A cricut machine to produce t-shirts, buttons and various items
  • Hand power tools
  • A design area
  • Computers to work on
  • A creative area

It’s an activity space created for you to explore the practice of building out your ideas, using significant strengths in technical and creative skills that compliment your theoretical studies. This is a space to help you explore the possibilities of innovative creation!

Scheduled hours of operation:

  • Sundays 1pm – 5pm
  • Mondays 12:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Thursdays 3pm – 6pm
  • Fridays 12pm – 5pm
  • Saturdays 12pm – 5 pm

Managers: Max Tanskley, Soojin Park, and Alexis Doran

Pottery Studio

The Pottery Studio is located in the Davenport basement below entryway L in room 048. It is open to all Davenport and Pierson students. Students are welcome to walk into any open session, no experience required. The studio contains an electric kiln and pottery wheels. High fire clay and glazes and a variety of pottery tools are also available for student use.

Spring 2024 Studio Hours:

  • Tue & Wed  7-9pm
  • Fri, Sat, & Sun 12-2pm
Student Managers:


Email Penelope Van Grinsven, penelope.vangrinsven@yale.edu, for more information.

Basketball Court

Located in the basement under entryway F, this room does not have a dance floor so it may not be used for dance. Please go to theCollege Office if you would like to reserve this space.


The Auditorium is located in the basement under entryway I. The Auditorium has stadium seating for 72, a projector, movie screen, sound booth, stage, and dressing rooms.

Room Reservations

All public space reservations should be approved by both the College Office and the DCC. All Undergraduate Regulations, Yale College Undergraduate Production regulations and requirements of the Yale Fire Compliance office also apply.