The Residential College housing system is at the heart of the Yale College experience. Before arriving as a first-year, each student is randomly assigned to one of fourteen residential colleges, providing undergraduates a built-in community from the moment they arrive on campus. Each residential college features a close-knit community and stunning, state-of-the-art residences. The residential colleges serve as a microcosm of Yale’s diverse student population and offer our students the intimacy of a smaller college experience within a massive academic institution.
Residential colleges are more than simply examples of magnificent architecture. Their dining halls provide our students with chef-prepared meals including options for vegetarians and vegans. Students may spend time in their residential college’s gym, library, movie theaters, music rooms, recording studios, dance studios, visual art studios, and music rooms. Colleges are organized around a spacious, landscaped courtyard in which residents socialize and enjoy fine weather.
College Head and Dean: The Head of the College and Dean of the College are professors who live in the college, eat meals with students in the dining hall, and serve as the college’s leaders.