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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.

Information for Residential Students

On this page you can find many details about being a residential student at Yale during the summer. If you can't find the information you need here, please contact us.

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Important Phone Numbers

Any Emergency 911
Yale Police 203-432-4400
Yale Security (if you get locked out of your room) 203-785-5555
Yale Facilities 203-432-6888
Yale Summer Session Residential Office (Morse B-12)  203-436-8877
Yale Conferences & Events Summer Office (17 Hillhouse Ave., Room 101) 203-432-4020
Yale Summer Session (55 Whitney Ave) 203-432-2430

Important Email Addresses

Summer Residential Directors
Yale Summer Session

Dining Hall Meal Hou​rs

Weekday and Weekend Hours
Breakfast 7:15 - 10:30 AM
Lunch 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Dinner 5:00 - 7:30 PM

Tip: Summer Session students may eat in either Morse or Ezra Stiles dining halls. View the dining hall menus (updated daily).

Residen​tial Office & Yale Conferences & Events Summer Office

The Residential Office

Located at Morse College B-12, it is the central hub for all questions relating to residential life during Yale Summer Session. Feel free to reach out to the staff with any questions you may have. Staff here are also in charge of receiving mail, selling movie tickets, and lending out board games and sports equipment to students.

Hours: (M-F) 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM, 8:30 - 11:30 PM; (Sat-Sun) 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Yale Conferences & Events Summer Office

Yale Conferences & Events Summer Office (17 Hillhouse Ave., Room 101), is run by staff from Yale Conferences & Events. All questions relating to housing (i.e., issues with your room, broken or missing furniture, or lost key) should be directed here.

Hours: Open 24 hours per day; 7 days per week.


There are many convenient locations to do laundry within the residential colleges. All of the laundry rooms accept both debit and credit cards and quarters, so you can bring either to use the machines. Each load costs $1.25 for the wash and $1.25 for the dry. Remember to bring your own laundry detergent, powder or liquid. If you need to buy some, check the Yale bookstore.

To see a list of laundry room locations, as well as which of the machines are being used at any time, please check the laundry view site.

Postal Mail

If you wish to receive mail during your stay, you should use the addresses below, beginning May 30

To receive mail while on campus, please use one of the following two addresses:

Letters and parcels sent via U.S. Postal Service or International Mail Parcels sent via private carriers such as Fed Ex, UPS, DHL, etc.
Your Name Your Name
Yale Summer Session Yale Summer Session, Morse College B12
P.O. Box 205289 304 York Street
New Haven, CT 06520-5289 New Haven, CT 06511

Note: For the quickest delivery, send letters or parcels to the P.O. Box.  Any mail sent by U.S. Postal Service to the street address will not be delivered for at least 4-6 weeks. Use the street address for mail sent by private carriers only.

Regardless of how your package is mailed, you will receive an e-mail from the Residential Office when your letter or package is ready for pick-up at Morse College. Please be aware that even if your carrier claims your mail has arrived, there is additional on-campus routing that occurs before it actually arrives to our office. Your mail is not available until you receive an e-mail from the Residential Office. You may begin using this address on May 29. Packages should not be mailed to the Yale Summer Session office at 55 Whitney Ave.

If you need a post office, Yale Station is a full service U.S. Post Office located on campus, located on the corner of Elm and High Streets.


Each Residential College has a library and computer cluster that will be open for quiet studying each evening. You will need your Net ID and password to log onto the computer. Printing is available in the computer clusters and printers around campus through an online student print account.


Residential College Libraries: Open daily from 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Morse/Stiles Computer Cluster: Open daily from 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Berkeley Computer Cluster: Open 24/7

In addition to the residential college libraries, there are other libraries on campus where you can check out books or study during the day. Students can go to the Sterling Memorial Library (the main library) or the underground Bass Library. For their hours and information about all libraries and collections at Yale, please visit their website.

The Buttery

Each residential college at Yale has a buttery. It is a late-night cafe with delicious (and inexpensive) food you can purchase and it is a fun hangout spot in the basement with games like foosball, ping-pong, and billiards. The Butteries will be staffed by Yale Summer Session residential staff.


Sunday - Thursday: 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Friday & Saturday: 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Note: The Buttery is cash only.

Policies about Drinking & Drugs

No alcoholic beverages of any kind are permitted in any area of the residential colleges regardless of your age during Yale Summer Session. This means that even if you are over 21, you still may not have any alcohol in the residential college. No drugs of any kind are permitted in Yale Summer Session. The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs is subject to disciplinary action and may be subject to criminal prosecution. A complete statement of regulations is published in the Yale Summer Session Student Handbook.

Tobacco-free Yale

There will be no designated smoking areas on our tobacco-free campus.

Yale University is a tobacco-free environment. On a tobacco free campus, smoking cigarettes, including e-cigarettes, and/or the use of tobacco products is prohibited in all areas including property leased or owned by the university.  University property includes, but is not limited to, our residential colleges and courtyards, classroom buildings, parking lots, paths, fields, sports/recreational areas, stadiums, facilities, and University vehicles regardless of location.

Heat Protocol

Yale Summer Session residential colleges do not have air-conditioning in student bedrooms. Under normal circumstances, you are not permitted to sleep in common spaces. However, on particularly hot days, the Yale Summer Session residential staff will email all residential students to let them know they are allowed to sleep in certain common spaces for that night if they wish, to take advantage of the air conditioning in those areas. Counselors will be present throughout the night to supervise, and quiet hours will begin at 11 pm. If there is excessive heat, you will go to your college's designated area. Some yoga mats will be available, but please bring your own sheets, pillows, and/or blankets. You may not sleep on pool tables, ping pong tables, or pianos.

Curfew (for students under age 18)

Yale Summer Session has a curfew if you are under the age of 18. Curfew is taken very seriously.  Yale Summer Session observes a "three-strike" policy for breaking curfew. A strike counts as either missing check-in or being found outside the colleges after curfew. Each strike has a corresponding consequence: first, a warning; then, second, a notice to your parent/guardian, and, finally, a meeting with the Summer Head of College and possible termination from Yale Summer Session. If you are under 18, you must obey curfew by coming in person each night to check in with a counselor at one of the designated locations. After checking in, you must stay within your assigned residential college, but you do not need to be in your own rooms. If you need to check in earlier than the available check-in times (i.e. due to going to bed early), you may find any counselor to check in. There is no curfew for students 18 and older.

Health Insurance (for international students receiving an I-20 from us)

If you are a visiting international student who received an immigration document (I-20) from Yale Summer Session, you are automatically enrolled and charged a fee for health insurance coverage in the United States. This is provided by UnitedHealthcare Global (UHC Global). You will be enrolled approximately 2 weeks before your session begins. Your coverage will begin the Saturday before your program begins and ends the Saturday after your program ends. An enrollment email will be sent directly from UHC Global once we enroll you in the insurance. Your ID card will be sent in the email. Please save the email or download and print your card and carry it with you while you are at Yale.

Link:Read more about your health insurance coverage, your ID card and frequently asked questions (FAQs)

2019 Mobile Intelligence Center Guide

2019 Global Medication Guidelines

2019 New Haven Provider Report

Summer Residential Life Office

Open Monday through Friday while summer courses are in session, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

304 York Street
Morse College B-12
New Haven, CT 06511


2020 Student Handbook