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Note: In 2021, visiting students may take online courses, but they may not live on campus. Currently enrolled Yale College students may live on campus.



People come from around the world to marvel at Yale's libraries. This summer, you can study in them. Sterling Memorial Library is the university's central library and contains over 4 million volumes; it is attached by tunnel to the Bass Library, where many students study. 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. Full library privileges are granted to you, as a summer student, and you may check out books using your Yale ID.

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Office of International Students and Scholars

If you are a visiting international student, Yale's Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides resources on immigration, visas, and other concerns.

Public Safety, Campus Police and Safe Rides

Yale is located in the heart of a vibrant urban city, and we work to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff.  The Yale Police Department is a full service, professional police department with officers who patrol all campus areas--by foot, bicycle, and police vehicles--with a primary concern for the personal safety of members of the campus community.

Campus Blue Phones

Approximately 500 exterior phones are strategically located throughout the campus and are readily identified at night by blue lights located above or near them. The phones are equipped with a red emergency button for direct connection to the University Police Station for police, fire, or medical emergencies. The black button with keypad can be used for dialing any campus number using the last 5 digits of the phone number.

Nighttime Shuttle Safe Rides & Walking Escort Service

Between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am, seven days a week, you can request a University Security safe ride within campus boundaries. A University shuttle or Security Vehicle will be dispatched to your location and will drop you to your final on-campus destination. Yale also has a Nighttime Shuttle Service that runs from 6 pm to 1 am, seven nights a week. This service runs on a scheduled route around the campus and does off-route drop offs.

Office of Student Accessibility Services

The Office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) coordinates services if you need an accomodation during summer. We suggest that you contact the SAS Office as soon as you are admitted.

Yale Shuttle

The Yale Shuttle can take you to many parts of the campus for free. You can track the shuttle arrival times using a mobile app.