The Campus

Yale’s tree-lined campus in New Haven has housed “a company of scholars and a society of friends” for more than 300 years. Today it’s also home to some of the world’s most comprehensive research libraries, global art collections, and laboratory spaces. Enjoy a (digital) stroll through what one architecture critic has called “the most beautiful urban campus in America” with the Virtual Tour.

  • Aerial shot of Central Campus
  • Students cheer for the Yale Bulldogs at the Yale Bowl
  • A student sketches a sculpture in the Yale Art Gallery
  • Ingalls Rink, pictured at night.
  • A studnet and professor work on a piece of lab equipment
  • Students study in the reading room of Sterling Library
  • Students harvest basil at the Yale Farm
  • Exterior shot of the Peabody Museum
  • Students and a professor work on restoring a piece of art

Research & Collections

Undergraduates learn and conduct research in over one million square feet of laboratory space, the world-renowned Yale University Art Gallery, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Peabody Museum of Natural History. Add in thirteen million books spread across 22 libraries, and students have endless opportunities for exploration.


Fourteen intimate residential college dining halls offer food and friendship to the Yale community seven days a week. The Kosher Kitchen at the Joseph Slifka Center and grab-and-go items at Durfee’s Sweet Shoppe on Old Campus provide even more options for hungry Yalies.

Student Life

Modern resources meet proud tradition at Yale’s world-class extracurricular facilities. Student theater, music, and dance productions find life in over twenty on-campus venues. Athletes and fans might run into Handsome Dan at the historic Yale Bowl or Eero Saarinen’s Ingalls Rink. And those searching for the outdoors connect at the Yale Farm or Yale’s 1,500-acre Outdoor Education Center.

Transportation & Safety

Yale and New Haven are built for walking and cycling. To travel beyond just a few blocks, students use campus shuttles, Zipcar rentals, and local parking options. Yale’s universal Live Safe App offers one-stop safety resources including door-to-door escorts. The Yale Police make 24-hour campus patrols and students have access to more than 500 Blue Phones.