Campus Tours and Information Sessions

We look forward to welcoming you to Yale. Registration for student-led tours and information session is optional, but helps us estimate the number of visitors to expect each day. There is no sign-in when you arrive, and if your plans change you will not need to cancel your registration. Yale does not track visits to campus or contact with our admissions staff for the purposes of evaluating applications. During your stay, you may join as many of admissions events as you like. In addition to the events listed below, you are welcome to visit a class and request an on-campus interview

Please refer to Admissions Office Closings for a list of University holidays when our office will be closed.

Monthly Schedule:

All information sessions, tours, and student forums begin at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, located at 38 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT unless otherwise noted. We encourage visitors to arrive early to secure parking

Information Sessions (75 mins)

Campus Tours (75 mins)

Science Tours (60 mins)

Engineering Tours (60 mins)

Student Forums (60 mins)

September

M-F 9:00a; starting Sept. 10: Sat 10:00a

M-F 10:30a; starting Sept. 10: Sat 11:30a

starting Sept. 12: M-F 4:00p; starting Sept. 10: Sat 11:45a

starting Sept. 12: M-F 2:30p; starting Sept. 10: Sat 11:45a

starting Sept. 10: Sat 9:15a

October

M-F 9:00a; Sat. 10:00a; Oct. 10 only, additional session at 1:00p

M-F 10:30a; Sat. 11:30a; Oct. 10 only, additional tour at 2:30p

M-F 4:00p Sat. 11:45a

M-F 2:30p Sat. 11:45a

Sat 9:15a

November

M-F 9:00a; Sat. 10:00a (ends Nov. 12)

M-F 10:30a; Sat. 11:30a (ends Nov. 12)

M-F 4:00p (N/A Nov. 21-25); Sat 11:45a (ends Nov. 12)

M-F 2:30p (N/A Nov. 21-25); Sat 11:45a (ends Nov. 12)

Sat only, 9:15a (ends Nov. 12)

December

M-F 9:00a (ends Dec. 22)

M-F 10:30a** (ends Dec. 22)

M-F 4:00p (Dec. 1-9 only)

M-F 2:30p (Dec. 1-9 only)

N/A

January

M-F 9:00a

M-F 10:30a**(departing from Visitor Center only)

M-F 4:00p (starts Jan. 19)

M-F 2:45p (starts Jan. 19)

N/A

February

M-F 9:00a & 1:00p

M-F 10:30a & 2:30p

M-F 4:00p

M-F 2:45p

N/A

March

M-F 9:00a & 1:00p

M-F 10:30a & 2:30p

M-F 4:00p (N/A March 14-25)

M-F 2:45p (N/A March 14-25)

M-F 12:00p (N/A March 14-25)

April

M-F 9:00a & 1:00p

M-F 10:30a & 2:30p

M-F 4:00p (ends April 29)

M-F 2:45p (ends April 29)

M-F 12:00p (ends April 15)

May

M-F 9:00a

M-F 10:30a

N/A

N/A

N/A

June*

M-F 11:00a & 2:00p (60 min)

M-F 9:00a, 12:30p & 3:30p

M-F 4:00p

M-F 4:00p

M-F 12:30p

July*

M-F 11:00a & 2:00p (60 min)

M-F 9:00a, 12:30p & 3:30p

M-F 4:00p

M-F 4:00p

M-F 12:30p

August*

M-F 11:00a & 2:00p (60 min)

M-F 9:00a, 12:30p & 3:30p

M-F 4:00p (ends Aug. 5)

M-F 4:00p (ends Aug. 5)

M-F 12:30p (ends Aug. 5)

*Beginning June 6 and continuing through August 19, all summer tours will depart from Sheffield Sterling Strathcona Hall (SSS 114) located at the corner of Grove and Prospect Streets (1 Prospect St). Information sessions will also be held at SSS 114. Student forums and interviews will take place at Undergraduate Admissions (38 Hillhouse Ave). Upon arrival on campus, please proceed directly to the location of your first event. 

**During mid-December and the month of January, campus tours will depart from the Visitor Center, 149 Elm St.

Group Visits (Confirmed Reservations Required)

A confirmed reservation is required for groups of 10 or more visitors. Requests must be made at least 14 days before your intended visit using the link below.

Information Sessions

Admissions officers and current Yale seniors offer informal group information sessions for prospective applicants and their families. Information sessions are an excellent opportunity to ask questions about academic programs, undergraduate life, the application process, and financial aid. During busy times, we relocate from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to a larger venue nearby. If this happens during your visit, a representative will escort visitors to the new venue before the session begins. Information sessions last 60-75 minutes. 

Campus Tours

Campus Tours, led by current Yale students, begin at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 38 Hillhouse Avenue*, last approximately 75 minutes, and end on the Old Campus. 

The Yale Visitor Center also provides free student-led campus tours 7 days a week. If you cannot take a campus tours leaving from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, you are welcome to join a campus tour from the Visitor Center, at 149 Elm St. Check the Visitor Center website for the daily schedule.

Science Tour

Current Yale students majoring in one of Yale’s many science programs lead specialized science tours featuring science facilities, undergraduate research, special science programs, pre-medical preparation, and opportunities for science majors. The tour lasts 60 minutes and begins and ends at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 38 Hillhouse Avenue.*

Engineering Tour

Yale offers a world-class engineering education within a liberal arts environment. The Engineering Tour features engineering facilities, current research projects, and the cutting-edge Center for Engineering Innovation and Design. Current engineering student tour guides discuss course options, undergraduate research, and engineering within the liberal arts. The tour lasts 60 minutes and begins and ends at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 38 Hillhouse Avenue.*

*Beginning June 6 and continuing through August 19, all summer tours will depart from Sheffield Sterling Strathcona Hall (SSS 114) located at the corner of Grove and Prospect Streets (1 Prospect St). 

Student Forum, A Students-Only Question and Answer Session

Student Forums are informal, non-evaluative sessions  that connect a group of visiting prospective students with current Yale students. No parents or admissions officers are allowed. Visitors are invited to ask the Yale students any question about life at Yale. Student forums are held at the Office of Undergraduate admissions located at 38 Hillhouse Avenue.