Alumni may stay overnight in student rooms in the residential college that serves as reunion headquarters.
Reunion headquarters assignments are as follows:
Class of 1962 - Jonathan Edwards
Class of 1967 - Davenport
Class of 1972 - Pierson
Class of 1977 - Branford
Class of 2007 - Old Campus
Class of 2012 - Silliman
Although somewhat spartan and designed for students, campus housing offers camaraderie and convenience. Fees are per-person: $94/one night, $116/two nights, $137/three nights. Children under 10 are housed free if in a sleeping bag or portable crib; Yale does not provide cribs. Alumni and guests are housed in the location that serves as reunion headquarters.
Campus renovations have dramatically altered suites: most have multiple bedrooms and a common room, and bedrooms are a mix of singles and doubles. Guests will usually share a suite with other attendees; single attendees may share a bedroom, and couples may be assigned to two single bedrooms. Families are kept together in a suite. Bathrooms are communal and may be co-ed or on another floor; their doors cannot be locked.
Private accommodations cannot be provided except for medical reasons. There are a limited number of handicapped-accessible rooms and rooms with non-electronic access (for religious observance). All requests for special accommodations must be received by Thursday, May 11th.
Beds are singles and permanent bunk beds are common; upper bunks are not assigned to the Classes of 1962-1977. Rooms have dressers, desks and chairs and other student furniture may be stored there. Yale provides linens (sheets, blanket, pillow, pillowcase), towels, washcloths, and soap. Campus rooms do not have phones, air conditioning, or fans. Most have overhead lighting only; a desk lamp may be requested and bringing a "book light" is helpful. Wifi internet access is available. All Yale buildings are strictly non-smoking.
Alumni may submit up to two roommate requests via their registration. Please contact your classmates first and make sure that they also submit a request to room with you. While we are able to satisfy the majority of roommate requests, we are sometimes limited by the volume of requests or room configurations. With the exception of families with children and alumni with special needs, housing requests cannot be guaranteed or confirmed in advance. Please contact AYA with any questions before registering.
If you choose to stay in campus housing, please arrive at the gate serving as the college's main entrance. This gate will be marked by a large reunion banner; other college gates are usually locked throughout reunions; however, once you receive your key card at registration, it will unlock those gates. Simply wave your kay card in front of the small box next to the gate. Main entrances are located as follows:
Branford: York St.
Davenport: York St.
Jonathan Edwards: High St. (unload on York St.)
Old Campus: College or High St.
Pierson: York St.
Silliman: College St.
Alumni from all classes may also stay in the Baker Hall on Tower Parkway near Payne Whitney Gym. NRH fees are $153/night per bedroom, with a two-night minimum. Suites consist of two bedrooms with two single beds each, and you may share a suite with other attendees. All suites have a furnished common room, a kitchenette and an in-suite bathroom; they are air-conditioned and handicapped-accessible with elevator access to all floors. Yale provides the same amenities (linens, etc.) as in residential college housing.
Families with young children should note that each suite contains four beds, and there is limited floor space to accomodate portable cribs or sleeping bags.