Transportation and Travel

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Travel Information

Extensive travel information is available on the First-Year Handbook Transportation and Travel web page, including move-in day information and instructions.

Student Parking

For information about student parking during the academic year go to Student Parking web page.

Travel by taxi

Taxis meet all trains, buses, and flights in New Haven. Taxi service is per ride, not per person. All quoted rates are approximate and are subject to change without notice. For more information about taxis, go to Yale Transportation Options.

Travel during the Winter Recess

Sometimes students and their families make travel arrangements for the winter recess well in advance. However, because Yale College requires that students take their final examinations when they are scheduled, regardless of end-of-term travel plans, it is best to wait until you have submitted your course schedule for the fall term before making any travel arrangements for the winter recess. After you have made your final selection of courses in September, you will be able to determine the date of your last examination from a chart published in the Yale College Programs of Study (YCPS), which will be published on line during the summer.

If you must make travel arrangements before the fall term begins, bear in mind the possibility that you may have to take an exam as late as December 23, the last day of the final examination period for the fall term. The last examination is over at 5.30 p.m. of the last day of the final examination period. In the heavy travel season at the end of the year, a minimum of three hours should be allowed for travel to Kennedy, LaGuardia, or Newark airports, and a minimum of two hours for travel to Bradley International Airport. Student rooms must be vacated by noon on the day after the final examination period ends, and will reopen for occupancy on the Wednesday before the spring term begins. All first-year students are required to attend a registration meeting in their residential college on the evening of the Sunday before the spring term begins.

The Yale academic year calendar is available online.