ID Cards

On Friday, August 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., ID cards and bedrooms keys will be distributed from the following locations:

  • Students living on the Old Campus, should go to tables in front of Dwight Hall on the Old Campus.
  • Students living in Timothy Dwight, Benjamin Franklin, Pauli Murray and Silliman Colleges should go to the courtyards of their colleges.

On Friday, August 23, students living on the Old Campus who arrive after 5 pm must go to the Law School security desk at 127 Wall Street to receive the ID card and bedroom key. Students living in TD, BF, MY and SM Colleges who arrive after 5 pm must contact their first-year counselor to receive their ID card and bedroom key.

Room Furnishings

The University provides each student with a desk, a chair, a bureau, a bed (extra-long, 80” by 36”), and a closet or wardrobe. The beds have mattresses, but no pillows. Common room furniture is provided. Since most first-years live in a suite with roommates, we suggest that you 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 wide array of services. A popular choice is the “Look Sharp” plan, 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 Student Laundry also offers the “Just the Basics” plan, a weekly bulk wash, dry, and fold laundry service. In addition, students can take advantage of dry cleaning 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, 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 the linens that includes information about home or campus delivery will be mailed to you during the summer. For more information and online ordering, visit Residential Hall Linens.

Preordered linens may be picked up on Friday, August 17, for students attending a preorientation program at the ID card table either on the Old Campus or in Timothy Dwight, Benjamin Franklin, Pauli Murray, or Silliman College. For students arriving on Friday, August 23, students may pick up preordered linens from trucks parked on High Street, between Chapel and Elm, alongside the Old Campus.

For more information, call Associated Student Agencies at 203-432-1888.


Students can rent refrigerators through the Associated Student Refrigerator Agency. During the summer you will receive an informational leaflet and ordering instructions. All preordered 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, 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 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.