Room Information

Room Assignment

By mid-summer you will receive informa­tion about your room assignment and the names of your roommates.

Room Furnishings

The University provides each student with a desk, a chair, a bureau, and a bed (extra long, 80” by 36”). The beds have mattresses, but no pillows. In some dormitories there are additional furnishings. These will be noted in your room assignment. Almost all first-year students and transfer students live in suites in which they share a living room with several roommates. Consequently, it is a good idea to consult with your roommates over the summer about bringing furniture, stereos, telephones, rugs, televisions, etc. Many rooms have no overhead lighting, so you should plan to bring some lamps with you; halogen lamps, however, are fire hazards and are not permitted.


The Associated Student Laundry Agency offers a wide array of services. A popular choice is the “Top Shelf” 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 “Campus Casual” 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. For more information visit the Associated Student Laundry Agency Web site.


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.


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 Agencies Web site.

Associated Student Agencies

Associated Student Agencies operates a number of additional agencies, including Care Cubes, Apparel, Necessities, ASA Transit, Cap and Gown, Cake, Class Rings, and Distribution. For further information contact Associated Student Agencies at or 203 432-1888, or visit the Associated Student Agencies Web site. 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.