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 October 9-11, 2020.
For more information, please review our Family Weekend page.
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.
When will I receive information about housing and roommates?
On June 24, you may view your housing and roommate assignments from the link provided on the New Student Dates & Deadlines page.
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.
Do first-year students have to live on campus?
In most cases, yes. Students in their first four terms of enrollment must live on campus unless they are married or are at least twenty-one years of age. For more information see: Undergraduate Regulations: Dormitory Regulations.
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 do I need to arrive on campus?
You are expected to arrive on Friday, August 28, between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Please schedule your travel so that you arrive during these hours. We recommend that you come to campus as soon after 9 a.m. as you can on August 28 so that you have as much time as possible to get settled and to enjoy first-year student orientation activities.
All first-year students must be on campus from August 28 - September 4. Please note that keys will not be distributed before 9 a.m.
If you choose to attend a Pre-Orientation Program—Cultural Connections, Focus, FOOT, Harvest, or the Orientation for International Students—you will need to arrive before Friday, August 28. Please see New Student Dates & Deadlines for the dates of these programs.
When will I receive information about moving to Yale?
You are expected to arrive on Friday, August 28, between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Please schedule your travel so that you arrive during these hours. We recommend that you come to campus as soon after 9 a.m. as you can on August 28 so that you have as much time as possible to get settled and to enjoy first-year student orientation activities. Please review the Planning Your Move page for more information.
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)?
First-year students may apply for an optional pre-orientation program beginning May 1. The deadline to apply is July 15. For more information about these programs please see our Pre-Orientation Programs page.
If you choose to attend a pre-orientation program, you will need to arrive before Friday, August 21. Please see the New Student Dates & Deadlines page for the arrival dates of these programs.
Some scholarships are available for each of the pre-orientation programs. Please see the program information listed on each of the program's websites for specifics.