Housing and Dining


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Yale Graduate Housing Office

The Graduate Housing Department has dormitory and apartment units for a small number of graduate and professional students. The Graduate Dormitory Office provides dormitory rooms of varying sizes and prices for single occupancy only. The Graduate Apartments Office provides unfurnished apartments consisting of efficiencies and one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments for singles and families. Both offices are located in Helen Hadley Hall, a graduate dormitory at 420 Temple Street, and have office hours from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Applications are available as of April 1 online and can be submitted directly from the GHO website. For new students at the University, a copy of the letter of acceptance from Yale will need to be submitted to the address on the application form. The website is the venue for graduate housing information and includes procedures, facility descriptions, floor plans, and rates. For more information, contact housing@yale.edu, tel. 203-432-2167.

Edward S. Harkness Memorial Hall

Harkness Hall, located only steps away from the School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital, houses students from the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, the Physician Associate program, and other graduate and professional schools at Yale. Residents of Harkness Hall live in a secure building with single-occupancy bedrooms. Yale administrative offices occupy the first through third floors of the building. The great advantages of living in Harkness Hall are its close proximity to classes, and the opportunity it provides in bringing together students from the various medical-related fields in a relaxed social setting.

Accommodations include furnished single rooms with sinks, a limited number of two-room suites, a popular dining hall, television lounges, kitchenettes, and other recreational rooms. Dormitory room rental rates are $5,400 to $7,500 during the 2013–2014 academic year (August 2013 to May 2014). Rent includes wired and wireless Ethernet access, cable television hook-up, and all utilities except telephone. A Marigolds meal plan is mandatory for all residents of Harkness Hall. The first floor houses a dining and lounge area, known as Marigolds, which is open to the Yale community and provides both intimate and large gathering spaces for socializing, reading, watching television, and other activities. A Steinway baby-grand piano is also available for residents. The building contains limited resident storage including a bike storage area, an exercise/weight room, a billiard room, and a laundry room. The Class of 1958 Fitness Center contains a wide assortment of cardiovascular and weight-training equipment. All residents of Harkness dormitory are welcome to use this center, where student ID card scanners provide access. There is no fee for Harkness residents. All medical center program students can use the gym on a fee basis. All users are required to register for gym membership. For additional information about Edward S. Harkness Memorial Hall or other Yale graduate residences, contact the Graduate Housing Office at 203-432-2167 or visit housing.yale.edu.

Off-Campus Housing

The Yale Off-Campus Housing Service is available to the Yale community. Incoming affiliates to the University can access the online database here. The use of your University NetID allows you immediate access to search the listings. Those who do not have their NetID can set themselves up as a guest by following the simple instructions. For answers to questions, please e-mail ofc@yale.edu or call 203-432-9756.


Yale West Campus Dining is located on the first floor of the West Campus Conference Center. Breakfast (8:00 am to 10:00 am), Lunch (11:30 am to 2:00 pm) and Dinner (5:00 pm to 8:00 pm) are served daily, Monday through Friday. West Campus offers a unique dining plan, which costs $6 per meal and includes salad, bread, a hot entree du jour, beverage, and dessert with the purchase of West Campus Eli Bucks. Anyone wishing to establish a West Campus dining plan should contact Yale Dining for initial set up. Non-dining plan users pay $8.

Yale University offers an array of dining plans, which can be found on the Graduate Meal Plan Options website.

The Hall of Graduate Studies Dining Room is also available for all graduate students and their families.