Visit and Connect

  • Visiting Yale? Start your day with an information session and tour departing from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • With over 12 million holdings, Yale's library is among the largest collegiate library systems in the world. Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • The newly renovated Bass Library features a café with local and sustainable snacks for hungry studiers. Photograph by Lisa Kereszi/Yale School of Art.

  • Centrally located, Commons Dining Hall is a great place to grab a quick lunch on the go, or a hot meal late at night or early in the morning. Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is built of translucent Vermont marble so that rare materials, including a copy of the Gutenberg Bible, can be displayed without damage. Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • Harkness Tower is home to the 43 ton, 54 bell Yale Memorial Carillon, played daily by Yale students. The Old Campus quadrangle below is home to 1000 freshmen. Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • The heart of New Haven and adjacent to the Yale Campus, the New Haven Green is peppered with historic churches and large Elm trees - giving the Elm City its nickname. Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • Head to the Yale Bookstore for all your campus needs: textbooks, a Yale t-shirt, or gifts for folks back home. Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • Wooster Square is just a few blocks to campus and home to famous Pepe's and Sally's pizzerias. Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • LEED Platinum-certified Kroon Hall and 16-story Kline Biology Tower are just two of Yale's many science facilities located on what is known as "Science Hill." Photograph by Emily Ziln.

  • 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.

  • New Haven boasts a thriving downtown district. Stop by the New Haven Visitor's Center on Chapel Street to pick up maps and restaurant suggestions. Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • The Yale Center for British Art holds the largest collection of British art outside of the United Kingdom. This gallery and the Yale University Art Gallery are free and open to the public. Photograph by Yale Daily News staff.

  • The famous "Birthplace of the Hamburger," Louis Lunch is a campus favorite, and among New Haven's many renowned restaurants. Just don't ask for ketchup or mustard. Photograph by Lisa Kereszi/Yale University.

  • A short drive from campus, the Yale Bowl and other athletic fields play host to varsity, club, and intramural athletic events throughout the year. Photograph by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • Just a short drive (or run) from campus, East Rock Park offers a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, as well as a beautiful view of campus and the city of New Haven. Photograph by Lisa Kereszi/Yale School of Art.

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

  • Union Train Station is a convenient cab or shuttle ride from the Yale campus with connections to Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and other cities along the Eastern corridor. Photo by Michael Marsland/Yale University.

  • Located in the center of campus, Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall is home to the Yale College Dean’s Office, the administrative center of Yale College, as well as a popular lecture hall. Photo by Michael Helfenbein/Yale University.


Yale Hits the Road

Plan a Day at Yale

Want to plan a full and productive visit to campus? Here’s what you need to know.

Tours & Information Sessions

There are several ways that you can learn more about Yale in person. You are welcome to join information sessions, campus tours led by Yale students, students-only forums, and special-interest programs that focus on science and engineering. Registration is optional, but encouraged and appreciated.

Travel Arrangements

Information on train, bus, and air travel, local accommodations, driving directions, and parking.


We offer a limited number of on-campus interview sessions in the summer and fall. All interviews are evaluative, but please note: An interview is not necessary for admission. We don't disadvantage students who aren't able to interview. You may also be able to interview with a Yale alumnus near your home.

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. The virtual tour is also available for mobile devices through iTunes and Droid.

Multicultural Open House

Come experience Yale’s diverse community and academic programs during our annual Multicultural Open House on October 17, 2015.

Visit a Class

During the academic year the admissions office creates a list of recommended courses open to visitors. Ask for a copy when you visit, or watch full Yale classes online with Open Yale Courses.

Academic Departments

We are sorry that we are unable to help arrange meetings, whether on campus or via email, between prospective students and Yale faculty. More

Mailing List

Want to request information and receive updates about Yale, including opportunities to see admissions officers when they visit your home area? Join our mailing list.

Admissions Events Near You

Admissions officers travel around the globe in the fall, spring, and summer. See if an event will be held in your area.


Take a look at the Yale Admissions Viewbook. Be sure to also check out our Prospectus in English or en Español.

Yale Admissions on Facebook

Become a fan of Yale Undergraduate Admissions on Facebook to get admissions tips, updates, and news from the Yale community.


CIE Photo Contest Winner

Each year, the Center for International Experience hosts a photo contest. Students enter photos that they took while traveling abroad. Here, a man threshes wheat in Tajikistan's Rasht Valley, an area at the center of civil war a dozen years ago and now largely peaceful.

Photograph by Mari Oye TD '11