Yale College Reunions 2024: What You Need to Know

Central Registration

Each reunion weekend officially begins on Thursday at 2 p.m.  All reunion attendees* MUST check in at Central Registration, located at the St. Thomas More Golden Center, located at 268 Park St.  You will receive your check-in materials, including your reunion credentials and name tag.  Without these materials, you will be unable to access campus locations, including your Class Headquarters.  If you are planning to attend your reunion as a walk-in registrant, you must do so at Central Registration (please be aware that certain services, such as on-campus housing, may have limited or exhausted availability for walk-in attendees).

Central Registration Hours
Reunion Thursdays: 2 – 11 p.m. (we are unable to let people into the building prior to 2 p.m.)
Reunion Fridays: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Reunion Saturdays:  8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Reunion Sundays:  CLOSED

There are a small number of parking spaces on the street in front of the Golden Center, along with nearby public parking: the Broadway Lot and the Chapel-York Garage.  The Golden Center will also be on the Reunion Shuttle route, which will be accessible from most campus-adjacent hotels and the two Reunion Parking locations.

*The Classes of 1954 (70th reunion) & 1959 (65th reunion) do NOT need to visit Central Registration.  Head directly to Jonathan Edwards College to check in and receive your reunion credentials.

*The Classes of 1964 (60th reunion) & 1969 (55th reunion) do NOT need to visit Central Registration.  Head directly to Timothy Dwight College to check in and receive your reunion credentials.

Class Headquarters

After you’ve checked in at Central Registration, you can head to your class’s Reunion Headquarters, located at your class's assigned residential college where you will receive a number of class-specific items, including any souvenirs your class has provided.

If you are staying on campus, you will receive your keys at your Class Headquarters.

Getting to New Haven

By Train: New Haven is served by both Metro North (511 from New York; 800-690-5114) and Amtrak (800-USA-RAIL). Reunion shuttles, a taxi, or a ride-share will bring you the short distance to Central Registration on Park St. or to your hotel. 

By Air: Tweed-New Haven airport, serviced by Avelo, is the closest to campus. Bradley International Airport is just north of Hartford. 

The three New York airports offer the widest range of airlines and flights, as well as more advantageous fares. 

  • JFK is about two hours away from New Haven.  Public transportation via Airtrain and Subway can take you to midtown Manhattan in 50 minutes; from there you can take Metro North or Amtrak to New Haven.
  • La Guardia is slightly closer to New Haven and public transportation into Manhattan is by bus and subway. 
  • Newark Liberty International has the advantage of an Amtrak station on the main line to New Haven. 

Airport Shuttles: The Hartford and New York airports are accessible by commercial shuttles which will bring you to a central campus location in New Haven. Advance reservations are required. Companies include: 

Campus Map, Parking, & Reunion Shuttle

Campus Map: Yale’s online campus map is an invaluable tool for finding your way around campus and locating reunion venues. The map is powered by Google, and you can ask for driving or walking directions from your location. The map also includes information on building accessibility. Yale’s Office of LGBTQ Resources provides an online all gender restroom map, and this information is also included in building details on the main map. 

Parking: A very limited number of free parking spots are available for reunion attendees at Pierson-Sage Garage and Prospect-Sachem Garage.  These parking spaces are first-come, first-served.  Hours for parking begin at 2 pm on Thursday and extend until 2 pm on Sunday. Transportation to Central Registration, hotels, and reunion colleges will be available on the Reunion Shuttle. 

Parking on the street is subject to meters, ticketing and towing, and Yale lots other than the ones listed above have either limited or no access. There are a number of public lots and garages around campus: be sure to check rates and operating hours as not all are open 24 hours a day. Many reunion hotels provide parking for guests for a nominal fee.

Reunion Shuttle: The YAA Reunion Shuttle service, which begins on Thursday afternoon at 2 pm, covers our reunion hotels; at other hotels and airbnbs or similar, you will be responsible for transportation to and from campus. Pick-up and drop-off points around campus include Central Registration on Park St., reunion colleges, Old Campus, Pierson Sage and Prospect Sachem garages, York St. across from Rose Alumni House, and the corner of College and Wall Streets.

Shuttle hours:
Reunion Thursdays: 2 – 11 p.m.
Reunion Fridays: 7 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Reunion Saturdays: 7 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Reunion Sundays: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. (final pickups at 2 p.m.)

Accessibility & Special Requests

The YAA makes every effort to ensure that reunions are accessible to all alumni and guests. Special transportation and limited ADA accommodations are available. If you have physical limitations, special medical needs, or requests concerning meals, please contact us at reunions@yale.edu or 203-432-2110 so we can help with your arrangements. Discussions must take place before the special requests deadline of May 2nd. 

Info Accordions

There are a limited number of ADA-compliant suites on campus. Some may be located in a suite shared with other attendees, or in a college other than the one serving as your reunion location. If you need an accessible room, please contact Yale Housing. Accessible housing must be requested before the special requests deadline on May 1st.


Neither students nor staff may assist in this way for liability reasons. 


Yes. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable state and federal laws, Yale allows visitors to bring service animals to campus. Service animals are allowed to go anywhere you do, whether it’s under the tent, into a classroom, or into your campus housing. Please indicate that you wish to bring a service animal when registering for the reunion and when reserving campus housing if relevant. A service animal must wear a leash, harness, cape, or other marker that identifies it as a service animal at all times when on campus.

Emotional support animals are permitted but must stay in your campus housing at all times. They are not permitted with you anywhere else on campus. For more information, visit the Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals policy page.

The interactive campus map lets you zoom in on campus buildings and access information about their accessibility should you wish to visit them for a class program or YAA lecture or tour. The map also indicates the location of gender-neutral bathrooms. 


Yes. Non-electronic access for Jewish and other religiously observant alumni may be arranged by contacting reunions@yale.edu or calling 203-432-2110 before the special request deadline on May 1st.


Yes. Yale Hospitality makes every effort to accommodate special requests for meals served on campus during reunions. Please email us at reunions@yale.edu and we will connect you with Yale Hospitality who will work with you directly. This includes dietary needs and food allergies. 

Kosher meals (Shabbat dinner, Saturday lunch) may be offered through Slifka Center and are included in your reunion fee; details on how to reserve meals and the location will be confirmed by Slifka Center in the coming weeks. 

All reunion meals include vegan/vegetarian options (no special request required). Pre-packaged and reheated kosher meals can also be delivered to any meal served with your class; these can be ordered via the reunion registration form prior to the special request deadline.

Reunion Hotels

Reunion hotel blocks are open. Please visit the reunion hotel page for more information. 

Please note: The YAA is uninvolved in the hotel reservation process, and is unable to assist with the facilitation of any reservation-related inquiries. The rates, availability, and number of rooms allocated at a given hotel are determined by the individual hotels, and neither Yale nor the YAA will be able to answer questions regarding the availability of rooms, other than to communicate which blocks have sold out. Hotel block rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and sell out very quickly. Some hotels may have additional rooms available at their regular rates, which are also first-come, first-served.

Campus Housing

On-campus housing is managed by our partner, Yale Housing. Housing reservations can be made as part of the reunion registration process. Once registration is live, you will have the ability to contact Yale Housing for specific inquiries related to special accommodations.

Availability is first-come, first-served, and will remain open until May 16 (First Reunion Weekend) and May 23 (Second Reunion Weekend). The cancellation deadline to receive a full refund is May 2 for both weekends.

Campus Housing is NOT available for the Classes of 1954 (70th reunion) or 1959 (65th reunion).


  • Beds are $85 per night per person. Attendees staying on campus are required to reserve one bed for every adult (as well as older children).
  • Attendees will usually share a suite with others; single attendees may share a bedroom; and a couple may be assigned to two single bedrooms. Private accommodations cannot be provided except for specific medical reasons.
  • The deadline for all special housing requests, including roommates, is May 2nd.  With the exception of alumni with special needs, housing and roommate requests cannot be guaranteed or confirmed in advance.
  • Roommate requests are limited to two and your friends must also request you as a roommate. While Yale Housing are able to satisfy the majority of roommate requests, we are sometimes limited by the volume of requests or room configurations.
  • Beds are singles and permanent bunk beds are common; upper bunks are not assigned to the 40th-65th Reunions; for these classes, couples/guests may be in two different bedrooms. 
  • Rooms have dressers, lighting, desks, chairs and, sometimes, student furniture. Yale provides linens (sheets, a blanket, pillow, pillowcase), and towels. There are no phones, desk lamps (except on Old Campus, where there are no overhead lights), air conditioners, fans, or hair dryers. 
  • Bathrooms are communal, with non-lockable doors, and are all-gender. They may be located on the stair landing or within the suite. 
  • All Yale buildings are strictly non-smoking. This policy applies to smoking of any substance and tobacco-derived products in any form, including e-cigarettes.
  • If you arrive late after check-in opening hours (listed in your class reunion schedule) on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, you will be able to access your campus housing. You will need to check in at Central Registration the following morning to receive nametags, reunion wristbands, and access cards for campus buildings and gates.

Camp Bulldog

Families attending the first reunion weekend (May 23-26) have the option to enroll their child(ren) in the Camp Bulldog childcare program, which is facilitated by Bright Horizons at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gym. Cancellation/Refund Deadline date May 2nd

Camp Bulldog will be held on Saturday, May 25th, from 3-11 p.m., and is open to children ages 3-11 (children must be toilet-trained in order to participate in Camp Bulldog). The cost for this program is $150 per child, and includes dinner plus a snack. Registration for Camp Bulldog will be open until May 9th. The program has a capacity limit and does not have the ability to accommodate walk-in registrations, so please register early!

Info Accordions

Since 1999, reunion childcare services have been provided by Bright Horizons Family Solutions, the nation’s leading provider of worksite childcare, early education, and work/life solutions. They operate more than 600 childcare centers across the U.S., in Europe, and Canada and serve 700 clients worldwide. Roger Brown and Linda Mason, co-founders of Bright Horizons, are graduates of Yale School of Management. Learn more at www.brighthorizons.com.

  • Where: Lanman Center, Payne Whitney Gym
  • When: Saturday, May 25th, 3 – 11 p.m.
    • While children can be signed in/out at any point, the expectation is that they will only be dropped off and picked up once.
    • Each child MUST be signed in and out by the same parent; the parent who drops off will receive a security bracelet that matches their child(ren).
  • Meals: An age-appropriate dinner will be served, along with a snack later in the evening.  Due to allergy concerns, parents are asked not to send any food with their child(ren).  Please note any special dietary needs or food allergies that your child has at the time of registration.
  • Staffing: Professionally trained staff from Bright Horizons will be responsible for supervision of all children. Many of the on-site individuals have First Aid and CPR training. All staff have completed background checks and state-required training.
  • Emergencies: We will use your cell phone to reach you in case there is an emergency with your child during the weekend. Please indicate your cell phone number on the registration form.

Cancellation/Refund Deadline date May 2nd. Space is limited for this program, so please register early! You MUST register for Camp Bulldog in advance: walk-in or on-site requests cannot be accommodated. The registration fee is $150 per child, for full or partial attendance. Cancellations prior to May 1st will be eligible for a full refund; after May 1st, refunds will be based on recoverable expenses. Registration for Camp Bulldog will be available as part of your overall reunion registration.

cancellation refund deadline date May 2nd

For Child Care Operational Questions:
Jodi Chevarella, (203) 606-0523 or Jodi.chevarella@brighthorizons.com

For Camp Bulldog Registration Questions or Cancellations: Cancellation/Refund Deadline date May 2nd
YAA, (203) 432-2110 or reunions@yale.edu

Special Requests Deadline date May 2nd


  • Special Requests (Housing, Meal, and Other Accommodation needs): May 2nd
  • Cancellation Refunds: May 2nd*
  • Register for Camp Bulldog: May 9th**
  • Online Campus Housing Reservations Close: May 16th @ 2 p.m. (Weekend 1) & May 23rd @ 2 p.m. (Weekend 2)***
  • Online Registration Closes: May 16th @ 2 p.m. (Weekend 1) & May 23rd @ 2 p.m. (Weekend 2)

*Cancellations after May 2nd may be eligible for partial refunds, based on the recoverable costs of your class’s reunion.

**Camp Bulldog often reaches capacity prior to this deadline, so reserve early!

***Walk-In campus housing may be available but is not guaranteed.

Campus Venue Updates

Each year, many campus facilities go offline for various reasons, while others re-open to the extended Yale community. While the following list is not all-inclusive, below are a few things to be aware of as you plan your visit:

The Yale Golf Course is closed for restoration.  
The Yale Center for British Art is closed for building conservation.
The Linonia & Brothers (L&B) Reading Room has reopened!
      • We invite you to attend the open house sessions during your reunion weekend:
            • Weekend 1, Friday, May 24, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
            • Weekend 2, Friday, May 31, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
The Yale Peabody Museum has reopened!
      • There will be a number of opportunities for alumni and their guests to visit the museum, including multiple “reunion-only” events.

Peabody Opportunities
• During the museum’s regular hours, there are additional walk-in opportunities each hour for reunion attendees (reunion wristband required for entry).
• The museum will be open one hour early (9 –10 a.m.) on certain days exclusively for reunion attendees (reunion wristband required for entry).
      • Friday, May 24, Saturday, May 25, & Saturday, June 1
      • Each Reunion Friday (May 24 & May 31, 5:30 – 7 p.m.) the museum will remain open exclusively to reunion attendees for a “Night at the Museum!”
      • This event will be ticketed, and tickets are available at your reunion headquarters.
      • These tickets are limited, and are available first-come, first-served.
      • Both a ticket and your reunion wristbands will be required for entry (one per person).
      • Guests will enter via the museum’s North Entrance (not the main entrance).

Contact the YAA

Email the YAA or call (203) 432-2110. 

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