The Truth About Why Gilmore Girls’ Rory Didn’t Go to Harvard

In the long run, the Gilmore Ladies crew constructed units in Burbank, Calif. to seem like Yale’s campus, which Valerie famous was nearer to Rory’s fictional residence in Stars Hole, Conn. to permit extra onscreen interactions together with her household.

On the time, manufacturing designer Lauren Crasco defined why they selected Rory’s particular dorm, telling Yale Alumni Journal in 2003, “Calhoun was best to copy. Plus, it has these excessive wooden panels and stone arches that play nice on movie.”

They finally used a materials much like bulletin boards to construct partitions, with crushed walnut shells for extra texture, in line with the outlet.

“Rory’s essential go to was truly filmed at Pomona Faculty, and regardless of the crew’s finest efforts to keep away from pictures with palm timber, the traditional Southern California structure regarded absurdly not like New England,” reporter Michael Taylor wrote on the time. “However with Rory slated to be a full-time pupil, it made fiscal sense to construct a extra genuine slice of Yale.”