Career Strategy Fellowships Study Abroad Summer Session MyYSS


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Yale Summer Session will not be offering any New Haven-based programs in 2020, including our residential life program. We look forward to offering our residential life program in 2021.



If you are residing on campus, you will be housed in (TBD for 2019), three of Yale’s undergraduate residential colleges. Each has its own courtyard, dining hall, common room, library, laundry facility, and computer cluster. Room assignments are made upon check-in at the residential colleges.  You will most likely be housed in a double occupancy room, in a suite with a common room and shared bath.

Housing Check in Information

Housing Check in will be on the Sunday before your program starts on the (TBD for 2019). You will receive your room assignment and visiting students will receive a Yale Student ID (if you provided a photo in advance online). Please make every effort to arrive on campus during check in hours (we do not have 24 hour check in). 

Term of Occupancy

The Housing Office will be located in (TBD for 2019) and is open for check-in and checkout as described below. We can give you advice if you need to spend additional nights in New Haven either before or after the start of your program.

Session/Course Housing Check-in Housing Check-out
Session A Sunday, May 26
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, June 28 at 6:00 pm
2nd, 3rd, or 4th-Year Russian + Culture
Intermediate Spanish I & II + Culture (Quito)
(8-week Foreign Language)
Sunday, May 26
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, June 15 by 9:00 am
Intermediate and Advanced French I & II
Intermediate Spanish I & II + Culture (Bilbao)
(8-week Foreign Language)
Sunday, May 26
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, June 22 by 9:00 am
Elementary Portuguese for Romance Language
Speakers I & II + Culture
(8-week Foreign Language)
Sunday, June 2
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, June 23 by 9:00 am
Session B Sunday, June 30
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, August 3 at 9:00 am
First-Year Scholars at Yale (FSY) Tuesday, June 25
12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, August 7 @ 11:00 am
University Preparation for High School Students (3 weeks) Sunday, June 30
12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
Saturday, July 20 at 9:00 am
Directing Thursday, July 18
10:00am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, July 27 at 11:00am

Dormitory Furnishings

Rooms in Yale's residential colleges are simply furnished. Each room contains:

  • twin bed, mattress, pillow, blanket
  • desk, chair, bureau, waste basket, recycling bin

Students may also find furniture belonging to previous and returning occupants, which must not be removed or damaged.

Students should​ bring:

  • sheets (twin extra-long) & towels
  • a desk lamp and a fan (if desired)

Tip: Household items are available for purchase at the Yale Bookstore. Fans may be used. Yale residential college rooms are not centrally air-conditioned and portable air conditioners are not permitted. Fire codes prohibit halogen lamps.

Laundry rooms with pay washers and dryers are located in the basement of each residential college.  


Students are advised to bring a cell phone with them or to purchase one upon arrival in New Haven. Telephone service is not provided in the residential colleges.

About Cell Phones (for visiting international students)

If you are a visiting International students, you should acquire a US phone number or cell phone for your time in New Haven in case of emergencies and for ease of communication. Information about how to get a US phone or number can be found here.  US Mobile is another option where you can purchase SIM cards or unlocked phones (shipping is typically 4-7 business days).

  • Residential Office for YSS students is TBD for 2019
  • Residential Housing Office for YSS students is TBD for 2019