Room Furnishings

The University provides each student with a:

  • desk
  • chair
  • bureau,
  • bed (extra-long, 80” by 36”)
  • closet or wardrobe

Beds are equipped with mattresses; students should supply their own pillows. Common room furniture is provided. Since most first-years live in suites in which they share a common room with several roommates, please consult with your roommates over the summer about bringing other room items. Bingham, Durfee, Lanman Wright, and Vanderbilt rooms have overhead lighting. Farnam, Lawrence, and Welch rooms have no overhead lighting so you should plan to bring a lamp with you. Halogen lamps are fire hazards and are not permitted.


The Associated Student Laundry Agency offers a variety of services.

  • The “Look Sharp” plan is a weekly all-inclusive program that provides students with bulk wash, dry, and fold service, laundering and pressing of shirts, pants, and skirts, and dry cleaning.
  • The “Just the Basics” plan offers a weekly bulk wash, dry, and fold laundry service.
  • Dry cleaning is also available on a piece-by-piece basis.

Students have access to numerous on-campus laundry room facilities as well. During the summer, you will receive more detailed descriptions of these services and an order form for the bulk laundry plans. Old Campus laundry rooms are located in the basements of Farnam, entryway B, and Bingham Hall, entryway D.

For more information and to select a laundry plan, visit the Associated Student Laundry Agency website.


Associated Student Agencies offers a full selection of linens for purchase, including sheets designed to fit the extra-long Yale mattresses, coordinating comforters, mattress pads, pillows, and towels. A brochure for ordering linens that includes information about home or campus delivery is mailed to undergraduates during the summer. For more information and online ordering, please visit Residential Hall Linens.

For students attending a pre-orientation program and who have preordered linens, your linens will be delivered to your room.

For students arriving on Friday, August 28, students may pick up preordered linens from trucks parked on High Street, between Chapel and Elm, alongside the Old Campus.


Students may rent refrigerators through the Associated Student Refrigerator Agency. During the summer you will receive an informational leaflet and ordering instructions. All pre-ordered refrigerators will be delivered to the student’s room prior to move-in day. When ordering, please make sure you enter your room location, not your residential college. If you bring a refrigerator from home or buy one elsewhere, please note that you will not be permitted to store it in the residential colleges during the summer. For more information, please visit the Associated Student Refrigerator Agency website.

Associated Student Agencies

Associated Student Agencies operates a number of additional agencies including Care Cubes, Necessities, Cap and Gown, Summer Storage, and Class Rings. For further information, contact Associated Student Agencies at, 203-432-1888, or please visit the Associated Student Agency website. You can pay for all products and services by check or credit card (MasterCard or Visa), or bill them to your Yale Charge Account. Students who would like to undertake or organize commercial enterprises on campus should contact Heather Abati at 203-432-2710.