Calendar-Related Questions

What are the dates for fall, winter, and spring breaks and when do the residences close for undergraduates in May?

You can find this information and more on our Academic Calendar page.

When is Family Weekend?

Family Weekend will be held virtually October 9-11, 2020.

Health-Related Questions

What immunizations do I need before coming to campus?

Review the New Undergraduate Student Forms page on the Yale Health website for details regarding vaccinations and other health requirements.

Housing-Related Questions

When will I receive information about housing and roommates?

After the university’s announcement in July about residential fall plans, you will receive information about your housing assignment and roommates.

What should I buy for my room?

To start planning on what you might want to bring, please review the information on our Planning Your Move page.

Dining-Related Questions

Do I have to have a meal plan and when do I sign up for one?

All students living on campus must have a meal plan. First-years are automatically assigned to the full meal plan upon enrollment. In September, students may select the Anytime Meal Plan Plus Flex Points. More information can be found on our Dining page.

Orientation/Opening Day/Planning Your Move to Yale-Related Questions

When will I receive information about moving to Yale?

After the university’s announcement in July about residential fall plans, you will receive information about your housing assignment and roommates.

How do I receive mail on campus?

Please see Mailing & Shipping Information page.

How should I ship my stuff to campus?

We recommend that you bring with you your most important items. Items that you cannot bring may be shipped via United Parcel Service (UPS) or motor freight carrier. There is no storage space on campus, so please plan accordingly. For more information see Mailing & Shipping Information.

May I park my car on campus?

Please see the Student Parking page for more information.

Which banks have ATMs on campus?

Bank of America has an ATM in Durfee's located on the Old Campus and in the lobby of Sterling Memorial Library. Their offices are located at 157 Church Street and 88 Broadway.

Pre-Orientation Program-Related Questions

Where may I apply for a pre-orientation program (Cultural Connections, Focus, FOOT, Harvest, or the Orientation for International Students)?

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 pre-orientation programs will not be offered in person before the term starts; instead, it will be offered online either before or after the term starts, with possible in-person events after classes start. More information about the program and registration deadlines will be available by July, when the university announces plans for the fall term.