University Resources

Health Services

Yale Health Center provides limited services to Summer Session students living on campus.

A mandatory health fee is charged to all non-Yale residential students, which is included in the total residential program cost. Coverage includes use of the Acute Care department and the Inpatient Care department, a fully licensed, 17-bed inpatient unit located on the fourth floor of the Yale Health Center at 55 Lock Street. The Acute Care department, open 24 hours a day, is located on the first floor of the Yale Health Center and is staffed by physicians, physician associates, and nurse practitioners trained to evaluate and treat most minor, acute medical problems as well as minor trauma such as orthopedic injuries and lacerations. If needed, routine primary care and specialty services are available on-site; however, these services are not covered, even if referred by a Yale Health Center clinician. This coverage does not replace hospitalization insurance, which all students must maintain, and does not include follow-up care.

 

Health Insurance

Any student living on campus who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who cannot provide evidence of hospitalization insurance through a U.S. carrier will be charged an additional fee by Yale Summer Session for such coverage. This fee is not a Yale Health Center charge. U.S. citizens or permanent residents living on campus are required to provide evidence of hospitalization coverage through a U.S. carrier.  Find out more about the coverage of HTH Worldwide.

Non-Yale students enrolled in Yale Summer Session and living off campus may use the Acute Care department at Yale Health Center on a fee-for-service basis.
Students who were enrolled in Yale College for the spring term immediately prior to the summer program in which they participate maintain their previous level of coverage through July 31.

Additional information is available at the Yale Health Member Services Department, 55 Lock Street, Yale University, P.O. Box 208237, New Haven, CT 06520-8237, telephone 203.432.0246, e-mail  member.services@yale.edu.

 

Office of International Students and Scholars

Yale's Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) is responsible for the general welfare of international students at Yale University. OISS serves as a resource on immigration matters and can also assist students with problems concerning adjustment to life in the United States and other personal matters and concerns. OISS issues the visa documents needed to apply for a student visa under Yale's immigration sponsorship, and processes school transfers, employment authorization, and requests for extensions of authorized periods of stay in the United States. OISS is located at 421 Temple Street. For more information, consult the OISS Web site or call 203.432.2305. Questions can also be sent by e-mail to oiss@yale.edu.

 

Resource Office on Disabilities

The Resource Office on Disabilities coordinates services for students with disabilities and provides general information about campus-wide access for persons with disabilities. If you are a student with a disability, contacting the Resource Office is a required first step in the process of obtaining disability-related accommodations. You will need to provide appropriate documentation of the disability. We suggest that you contact the Resource Office as soon as you are admitted to Yale Summer Session. Your request will be kept confidential, as will all information submitted to the Office. The Resource Office is located at:

35 Broadway (rear entrance), Room 222 

To find the office, take the walkway near the Hall of Graduate Studies (HGS) on York St. that begins between Toad's Place and Mory's. The building is the first on the left, set back with a blue awning indicating "35 Broadway." The offices are on the second floor. There is an elevator at the entrance of the building.

The Resource Office is open Monday through Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voice callers may reach staff at 203.432.2325; TTY/TDD: 203.432.8250. The mailing address is Resource Office on Disabilities, Yale University, P.O. Box 208305, New Haven, CT 06520-8305

 

Public Safety

Yale is located in the heart of a vibrant urban city, with all the arts, culture and rich diversity of experience that city life brings.  With city living, it is important to take steps to stay safe, and Yale invests in significant public safety resources. Campus safety is the primary job of the University Police and Security Departments. The YPD's officers are armed and patrol our campus by foot, bicycle and in police vehicles 24/7, and they work to develop multiple approaches to prevent and respond to crime on campus.

 The Yale Security Department staff maintains physical security in all campus buildings, including residential halls, 24 hour campus patrols, providing safe escorts, bike patrols and helping with lock-outs.

 

Libraries

Yale has the second largest university library in the United States, with over 10 million volumes housed in more than twenty libraries around campus. Sterling Memorial Library is the central library, housing almost 4 million volumes in its 16-level stack tower and reading rooms. The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library has one of the world's largest and most valuable collections of rare books, letters, manuscripts, and first editions, including a Gutenberg Bible.

Summer students are encouraged to get to know the Yale libraries quickly. Information about guided tours and library resources is available on line through the Yale Library homepage. Full library privileges are granted to all summer students at the Privileges Office in the Circulation Department at Sterling. Fees may apply for certain services.

  

Center for Language Study

The Center for Language Study (CLS) provides resources, coordination, and professional development opportunities for faculty members teaching languages at Yale. The CLS is also the campus resource for technological services that support language learning, including technology-equipped classrooms, multimedia labs for language classes and drop-in use, and support for multimedia materials development projects. Audio and video distribution for language courses is handled by the CLS. The CLS ensures that these resources are well supported and efficiently integrated into the language learning experience and the larger international curriculum. The Center is located at 370 Temple Street, 203.432.8196.

  

Parking

Overnight parking on the streets of New Haven is prohibited by local ordinance. Any student with an automobile should obtain a weekly or monthly parking permit from Yale University Parking and Transit, 221 Whitney Avenue, 1st Floor, Yale University, P.O. Box 208316, New Haven, CT 06520-8316.