*Please note: the Housing and Advising Form on Yale Connect will be available on May 4. You will receive an invitation via email to join Yale Connect where you will be able to access the Housing and Advising form as well as many other new student forms which will require your attention. Please review all of the information below; prior to submitting your form.

The Housing and Advising Form (available on May 4) allows us to know more about you, your interests, and your preferences when it comes to your living arrangements and environment so we can do our best to make you comfortable here.

  • Remember to retrieve and activate your Yale NetID in order to view and complete the Housing and Advising Form when available. Read this entire page before clicking on the Housing and Advising Form link at the bottom of the page (available on May 4).
  • Do note that it will take several days for your NetID to fully activate through Yale's information systems. You will not be able to access the Yale Connect page for incoming students until both your Net ID and Yale email account have been activated. If you have difficulty activating your NetID, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 203-432-2900 or visit the; ITS Help website to start a chat or report a problem.

The Housing and Advising Form has a series of questions that will help us get a sense of who you are and what your living and environment preferences area. There are no right or wrong answers, and we encourage you to respond honestly and thoroughly. Your responses will be considered as we go through the matching process for housing.

Please note that we used the word consider. While we wish that we could make all your preferences in this form a reality, it's simply not possible. We do, however, take them into consideration as we go through the matching process and ask that you keep an open mind and remain flexible.

Your responses are shared with select individuals on campus, including your head of college, residential college dean, and first-year counselors ("FroCos"). The section titled "About Me" is also shared with your first-year adviser.

The Housing and Advising Form takes about 20-30 minutes to complete, so make sure you have enough time set aside.

Once you begin the Housing and Advising Form, you can edit and/or revisit your responses by clicking the "Save As Draft" button at the bottom of the page. To advance to the next page, click “Save.” When you think your responses are complete and final, you can click the "Save" button to send them in. After you click "Save," you will no longer be able to make edits, so only do so when you are satisfied with your answers.

The completed form must be submitted no later than Tuesday, May 11, at 11:59 p.m. EST. The deadline will be extended only for students taken off the waitlist.

Please note, if you are completing this form after the deadline, you must submit your responses in only one session.

General Housing Information

Yale strongly believes that the best housing situations involve a group of suitemates with different backgrounds and interests, and it is our experience that students gain much from this interplay. Indeed, we believe that such interaction forms an important part of a Yale College education. This system has worked very well in the past, and we trust that you will find it rewarding.

  • Each Yale College student is a member of one of the fourteen residential colleges.
  • Most first-year housing consists of single-sex suites on mixed-gender floors. Most suites accommodate four, five, or six first-years. A suite is a grouping of singles and/or doubles that share a common room and may either have an internal bathroom or may share an external bathroom with other suites. First-years usually share a bedroom with a roommate. Single rooms are very limited. They may only be requested when there is a medical necessity.
  • Most student rooms are not air-conditioned, and students are not ordinarily permitted to install or operate their own air conditioners.
  • Once housing has been assigned, no requests for changes will be considered.

Special Notes about Housing, Dining Services, and Accommodation for Students with Medical Conditions and Disabilities

  1. First- and second-year students are required to live on campus unless they are married or are at least twenty-one years of age. Requests for permission to live off campus for either of these reasons must be submitted in writing to student.affairs@yale.edu by Monday, May 3. Eli Whitney students are not eligible to live in the residential colleges.
  2. Yale College understands that some students may wish to live in the residential college that an immediate family member lived/lives in. Incoming students may request a specific residential college if and only if a parent/guardian, sibling or grandparent lived/lives in that residential college as a Yale undergraduate. If you have a sibling who will be enrolled in Yale College during this upcoming school year, you may opt into or opt out of their residential college. Siblings (same-year or different-year) may individually request either to be assigned to the same college or placed randomly. Please note that we will not house siblings (same-year or different-year) in the same suite.
  3. A student who requests a disability-related housing accommodation must complete the online registration form for Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Additionally, the SAS Housing Form (completed by a treating medical professional) must be attached to the registration form as supporting medical documentation. Please complete all fields and include sufficient information for SAS to understand the situation fully and consider reasonable accommodations. A timely response is especially important because rooming assignments, once made, may not be changed. Although students will learn their college assignments on Wednesday, June 23 (date is subject to change). Please note: many physicians have exceptionally busy practices and it can take some time before they complete and return the required Housing and Advising Form. It is important that you contact your clinician well in advance of the May 11 deadline so that you have appropriate documentation in hand.
  4. Students who observe the Jewish sabbath should complete this form to ensure their housing arrangements will accommodate their observance. The form is due on May 11 so that these housing needs can be taken into considerations. The University Chaplain’s Office is happy to answer questions and guide students through this process. You can contact Associate University Chaplain Maytal Saltiel at maytal.saltiel@yale.edu.
    • If you are an observant Jewish student for whom the use of electronics to enter a dormitory or Residential College on Sabbath and holidays poses a problem, please complete this form and we will make the necessary arrangements to provide access to your housing in a manner which will avoid conflicts with observance.
  5. Students with food allergies must notify the University so that plans may be made for necessary dietary considerations in dining halls. Please complete the SAS online registration form to begin the process of notifying the appropriate parties. You will have the ability to upload supporting documentation outlining your needs on this form.

Academic Advising Information

Academic advising is a collaborative effort shared by the residential colleges, academic departments, and offices connected to the Yale College Dean’s Office. Residential college deans in each of the fourteen colleges provide general academic advice about matters such as selecting courses, choosing a major, and satisfying requirements for promotion and graduation. A first-year counselor and a college adviser affiliated with your residential college will assist with your transition to Yale and help you identify other relevant resources on campus. Your first-year counselor is a senior in your residential college who will live near you in your entryway. Your college adviser is a faculty or staff member and a fellow of your residential college who has volunteered to advise you about your academic and other interests, adjustment to Yale, and your goals for your Yale College education.

In addition, designated faculty in each of the academic departments and programs provide specific advice concerning placement in courses and requirements for the major. You will have an opportunity to meet many of them at the Academic Fair, held prior to the start of fall-term classes. Advisers in offices within the Yale College Dean’s Office offer guidance about a wide range of resources, including premedical planning, summer opportunities, study abroad, fellowships, and post-graduation plans. You can learn more about first-year advising through the “Your Adviser and Advising” section of the Advising Resources Website.

It is important to understand that you have a critical role to play in your advising relationships. Your advisers are conversation partners, not information dispensers, and you should prepare to participate in these conversations by first reflecting on your interests and goals. You can begin that conversation by thoughtfully answering the questions that relate to your academic and extra-curricular interests in the Housing and Advising Form below.

Housing and Advising Form