The Campus

  • The African Art collection is one of the gems of the Yale University Art Gallery, a museum that exhibits works from around the world and from ancient times to now. Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • The Beinecke Library is Yale's principal repository for early manuscripts and rare books. Its 500,000 volumes are held in a temperature- and humidity-controlled environment. Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • Commons is where many freshmen eat breakfast and lunch each day. Large enough to accommodate a whole class, Commons is frequently used for banquets and parties. Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • Completed in 1753, Connecticut Hall is the oldest building at Yale and one of four National Historic Landmarks on campus.  Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • Dwight Hall is the central office for student-run organizations fostering public service. Over 80% of Yale College students will participate service activities before graduation. Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • The Yale Farm is a lush, one-acre organic farm that produces hundreds of varieties of vegedivs, fruits, herbs and flowers. Photograph by Lisa Kereszi/Yale School of Art.

  • Harkness Tower houses a 54-bell carillon, played daily by members of the Yale College Guild of Carillonneurs. The tower stands between Branford and Saybrook colleges.Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • Kline Biology Tower has constant temperature rooms, plant growth chambers, electron microscopes, a cell sorter, an automatic DNA synthesizer and sequencer. Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • LEED-Platinum certified Kroon Hall, home of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, was named “Building of the Year” by the British Architects’ Journal. Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • The Malone Engineering Center is a LEED Gold-certified laboratory building. All materials used in the building's construction were selected to minimize environmental impact. Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • Yale's A.W. Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory houses the world's most powerful stand-alone tandem Van de Graaff accelerator. Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • The Great Hall of Dinosaurs in Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural Science draws thousands of visitors every year. Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • The Lanman Center, a recent addition to Payne Whitney Gymnasium, has multiple basketball and volleyball courts and an elevated indoor running track. Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • Home to the School of Architecture, the recently renovated Paul Rudolph Hall features a Brutalist-style façade of hammered concrete aggregate. Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • University Theatre is one of several performance spaces on campus. It's the primary stage for the undergraduate Yale University Dramatic Association. Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.


Yale's tree-lined campus in New Haven Connecticut has housed "a company of scholars and a society of friends" for over 250 years. Today it's also home to one of the world's largest research libraries, several of the most comprehensive global art collections, and over one million square feet of laboratory research space. Enjoy a (digital) stroll through what one architecture critic has called "the most beautiful urban campus in America." 

Virtual Tour

View Yale’s Residential Colleges, Science labs, Athletics facilities, libraries, classrooms, and more. Look for the "360" icon at each stop for awesome panoramic views (Hint: there’s a hidden gem on the ceiling of Woolsey Hall!).


With roughly 13 million holdings, Yale's libraries and collections fill a 22-building network across the Yale Campus and around Connecticut. At the heart of the campus, Sterling Memorial Library holds nearly four million volumes housed in sixteen levels of stacks.


The Yale University Art Gallery, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Peabody Museum of Natural History are active centers of undergraduate teaching and research.

Research Facilities

Students conduct scientific research in over one million square feet of laboratory space, from the 2,600 square foot class 100 cleanroom at the Yale Center for Microelectric Materials and Structures to the A.W. Wright Nuclear Structure Lab to the Yale Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering at the Malone Engineering Center.


Undergraduate productions find life in over twenty unique on-campus venues. New Haven boasts the Tony-award winning Yale Repertory Theatre and the historic Shubert Theater

Athletic Facilities

Modern resources meet a proud tradition spanning over 150 years at Yale's many world-class athletic facilities. Student athletes and fans can let out their inner-Bulldog at the towering Payne Whitney Gymnasium, or Eero Saarinen's distinctive Ingalls Rink (a.k.a. "The Whale,") or the historic Yale Bowl.

Yale Dining

In addition to 12 intimate residential college dining halls, Yalies find food and friendship in the grand Commons Dining Hall, the Kosher Kitchen at the Joseph Slifka Center, or the Hall of Graduate Studies. Late-night snackers need look no further than Durfee's Sweet Shop on old campus. 

West Campus

West Campus, a 136 acre scientific research center located 7 miles west of New Haven, includes 1.6 million square feet of research, office, and warehouse space that complements Yale's $1 billion investment in science and research facilities on the central campus.

Outdoor Life

When Yalies want to get outside, they may take a walk up to the Yale Farm, or hike at nearby East Rock Park for stunning views of New Haven and the Long Island Sound. Some may even venture to Yale's 1,500 acre Outdoor Education Center for a weekend of canoeing and camping.

Getting Around Campus

Yale and New Haven are best experienced on foot or by bicycle, but students also make use of convenient campus shuttlesZipcar rentals, and student parking options.

Campus Safety

The Yale Security Department provides 24 hour campus patrols, door-to-door escorts, and campus shuttles. Over 400 Blue Phones across campus provide instant access to the Yale Police Department and other emergency services.