Central Registration & Class Headquarters
Central Registration: All reunion attendees (except for the 65th and 70th reunions) must go first to Central Registration at the St. Thomas More Golden Center at 268 Park St. This is where you will check in and receive your reunion schedule, nametags, reunion wristbands, and access cards for campus gates and classroom buildings being used for reunions. There will be limited street parking in front of the Golden Center, and there is also public parking at Broadway Lot and Chapel-York Garage. You may also park at your hotel if applicable or in reunion parking (more information later this spring) and take a reunion shuttle to Central Registration. Please note that Central Registration opens on Thursday at 2 pm; please check your reunion schedule for subsequent hours.
Classes of 1953 and 1958 should go directly to Jonathan Edwards where their reunions are being held. You will check in and receive all reunion materials there.
Please note that online registration for all reunion classes has closed. If you were not able to register in advance, you are welcome to register as a walk-in when you arrive in New Haven, although some services, such as campus housing, will have limited availability.
Class Headquarters: After you’ve checked in, be sure to visit your class reunion headquarters to pick up campus housing keys if staying on campus and to receive your class souvenir, meet our YAA staff and students, and get answers to your questions. Headquarters will open on Thursday at 2 pm; please check your reunion schedule for location details and subsequent hours.
COVID-19 Policies for Reunions
Here are the latest policies and recommendations to ensure the safety of all reunion attendees visiting campus as well as Yale staff and students:
Preparation and Tips for Travel
- Know the cancellation and refund remedies available to you. Refundable travel is recommended. We recommend, if possible, that you turn on the exposure notifications on your smartphone.
- Masks are currently optional in most campus spaces with some exceptions as noted in the Yale masking policy. While we will have masks available, we recommend you bring high-quality (not cloth) masks with you. You may also want to have a rapid antigen test for your personal use in case you develop symptoms while in New Haven.
- Consider a contingency plan for if you develop COVID or are exposed to someone with COVID at or traveling to reunions. There will be no isolation housing available at Yale during reunions. Here are articles with advice on what to do if you test positive for COVID while traveling and testing positive for COVID overseas.
- Yale University strongly recommends that all visitors be up to date on vaccinations as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.
- As of May 15, 2023, there is no longer a vaccination requirement for visitors staying in campus housing.
Testing, Masking, & Isolation
- All attendees are encouraged to test prior to travel to confirm negative results. We recommend that you bring rapid antigen tests for personal use in case you develop COVID symptoms in New Haven.
- Note that testing is not available through Yale. If you or your guests become symptomatic, you should use the rapid antigen tests you brought or arrange your own testing.
- Masking is welcome anywhere on campus. Mask wearing must be consistent with Yale policies in effect at the time of your reunion. As noted above, we recommend bringing a high-quality mask with you, and we will also have a supply available.
- Any attendee testing positive for COVID during reunions must mask, isolate from other attendees as much as possible, and leave campus promptly.
Hotel blocks are open! Please use the reservation links and codes below.
- Cambria Hotel New Haven University Area ($279 standard) – SOLD OUT both weekends, (877-424-6423)
- Hotel Marcel at Long Wharf ($299 standard) – Weekend 1, SOLD OUT THURSDAY Weekend 2, (884-382-7378)
- Graduate New Haven ($299 standard, $549 premium king) – SOLD OUT both weekends, (475-207-7070 or 502-234-9599)
- Marriott Courtyard New Haven at Yale ($289 king, $299 double queen) – SOLD OUT both weekends, (203-777-6221)
- New Haven Hotel ($279 single, $289 double) – SOLD OUT both weekends, (203-498-3100)
- Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale ($319 standard) – SOLD OUT, both weekends, (203-974-6725)
- The Study at Yale ($319 standard) – SOLD OUT both weekends, (203-503-3900 or 866-930-1157)
In making your reservation by phone, please reference the reservation code below for your reunion weekend:
- YCR123 May 25-28, 2023
- YCR223 June 1-4, 2023
Information on other area hotels can be found here.
Advance reservations are closed.
Campus Housing is managed by our partner, Yale Conferences & Events. For specific inquiries related to housing reservations, room configurations, and special requests, please contact Yale Conferences & Events.
Special note: Our ability to accommodate walk-ins who require campus housing is limited; we advise everyone to reserve early so that a room will be ready on arrival.
As of May 15, 2023, visitors staying in campus housing are no longer required to be vaccinated.
FEES AND CANCELLATIONS
Campus housing fees are per person, per bed, per number of nights. The fees are $85 for one night, $170 for two nights; and $255 for three nights. On campus housing reservations may be cancelled for a full refund up to one week prior to the start of your reunion. The cancellation deadlines are May 18 (1st weekend) and May 25 (2nd weekend, at midnight).
Financial assistance is available. Please contact your class’s YAA staff liaison prior to reserving housing for details:
- Classes of 1968 – Cristina Hall
- Classes of 1973, 1993, and 1998 – Janet Cappiello
- Classes of 1978, 1983, and 1988 – Stephanie Hartnett
- Please note:
- Campus housing is not available for the Classes of 1953 and 1958.
- The Class of 1963 is providing free housing to classmates and guests.
- Classes of 2003, 2008, 2013, and 2018 are able to offer financial assistance for reunion registration fees only, not including campus housing.
- 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.
- 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 4 (1st weekend) or May 11 (2nd weekend). 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 we are able to satisfy the majority of roommate requests, we are sometimes limited by the volume of requests or room configurations. Additional details for the Class of 2018 5th Reunion will be provided separately.
- Beds are singles and permanent bunk beds are common; upper bunks are not assigned to the 40th-65th Reunions; for these classes, couples may be in two different bedrooms.
- Rooms have dressers, lighting, desks and chairs and, sometimes, student furniture. Yale provides linens (sheets, a blanket, pillow, pillowcase), towels, and washcloths. 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.
Camp Bulldog Childcare
About Camp Bulldog
Reunion childcare services will be provided for children ages 24 months through 15 years in the Payne Whitney Gym Lanman Center. In previous years, this popular program has filled to capacity, so reserve early! Children will be divided into two groups in separate areas of the gym: toddlers & preschoolers, and school-aged children, as described below.
Bright Horizons Family Solutions
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. Visit us at www.brighthorizons.com.
Toddlers: 24–through 36–month–old campers
Toddlers will play with blocks, create artwork, do messy sensory activities, and listen to music. There will be plenty of laps for sitting on and listening to stories, as well as a variety of learning activities to encourage creative expression and exploration. Quiet, restful periods will also be scheduled throughout the weekend. At approximately 8pm lights are dimmed, and the children lay down on mats for a G-rated movie till pick up time. Parents are asked to provide a change of clothes, diapers, bottles if necessary, and a blanket. Feel free to bring in pajamas for us to change your child into if they are staying late.
Preschool: 3–year–olds through children entering kindergarten
Curiosity and creative thinking will be encouraged through self-directed or group activities. Your child will choose from dramatic play, movement and music activities, messy masterpieces, storytelling, and science. Preschoolers must bring a change of clothes and a blanket for rest time. At approximately 8pm lights are dimmed, and the children lay down on mats for a G-rated movie till pick up time.
Campers entering 1st grade through age 15
Our program for school-aged children will provide fun-filled activities to suit every child’s interest. The program is divided into younger and older age groups to ensure that everyone stays well within their comfort zone! For siblings enrolled in the school-aged program, rest assured that they will have plenty of opportunities to touch base with each other throughout the day and evening hours—as much as they would like! Children will be able to choose from a variety of events and activities throughout the weekend that include:
- Sports & Court Games such as basketball, soccer, mini golf, football, volleyball, and some tried and true good old-fashioned schoolyard games. Wear your sneakers and get ready for some fun!
- Arts & Crafts Activities where children can create messy masterpieces, artful collages of beautiful junk, or something to wear to dinner that night. Face painting and nail art area as well.
- Favorite Board Games, Puzzle Challenges & Zany Brainy Games like Jeopardy, Who Wants to Be A Millionaire, Minute to Win It, Name That Tune, and Password that will have them scratching their heads and busting their brains!
- Book nook, where children can hang out in a bean bag chair and read a chapter book.
- Movie time, children can choose to participate in grabbing some popcorn and watching a PG rated movie.
- Camp Bulldog Olympic Games, a decathlon of events will take place on the upper track that will playfully test your team’s physical abilities.
Special Activities for Teens: older campers will participate in scheduled and “down time” activities with their peers such as the ones listed above as well as activities exclusively for teens and lead by teens-dedicated staff. Activities include friendly competition in sports, contests & board games, and creating a relaxed & friendly social setting for teens to hang out, listen to music, play games & have fun. (Please note: while we know teens like to be responsible for themselves, a parent or legal guardian will be required to check their teen in and out of the Camp Bulldog program. Teens may not come and go on their own.) All that and more! Join us! We’ll have a ball….
Where: Payne Whitney Gym, including the Lanman Center. Each group has its own location in the gym with dividers for appropriate supervision.
Hours: Two sessions on Saturday, May 27: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 – 11:30 p.m. We hope children will attend entire sessions, but they can join in at any time. Each child must be checked in and out by the parent that dropped off and received a numbered matching bracelet with their child. Plan a few minutes at drop off to sign in and get your security bracelet.
An age-appropriate dinner is included and will be served at 6 p.m. A nutritious morning and evening snack will be offered. Water and juices will be available throughout the day. Due to allergies, we ask that parents not send any other food into the program. Please note any food allergies or special needs your child has on your online registration form. We are a nut-safe event.
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.
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.
SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS PROGRAM! In previous years, this popular program has been filled in advance of the reunion weekend. You must pre-register for your child to attend Camp Bulldog. Spaces will be filled on a first come, first-served basis, and must be received by May 18. Due to capacity and staffing limitations, we do not accept walk-ins.
The Camp Bulldog registration fee is $99 per child for full or partial attendance. When registering for your Class reunion, you will have the option to register and pay for Camp Bulldog. Pre-registration is required, we are unable to accept payment onsite or accommodate walk-in requests.
Cancellations prior to May 4 will receive a full refund. Refunds for cancellations after this date will be based on recoverable expenses.
For Child Care Operational Questions:
Jodi Chevarella, (203) 606-0523 or Jodi.firstname.lastname@example.org
For Camp Bulldog Registration Questions or Cancellations:
YAA, (203) 432-2110 or email@example.com
|Deadline||1st Weekend||2nd Weekend|
|Special Requests (dietary, housing, accessibility)||May 4||May 11|
|Cancellation/Reunion Registration (full refund)||May 4||May 11|
|Cancellation/Campus Housing (full refund)||May 18||May 25|
|Reunion Advance Registration Closes (including Camp Bulldog)||May 18||May 25|
|Campus Housing Advance Reservation Closes||May 18||May 25|
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: Limited free parking for reunion weekends at Pierson Sage Garage on Whitney Avenue and Prospect Sachem Garage on Prospect Street. 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. All 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 Street, reunion colleges, Old Campus, Pierson Sage and Prospect Sachem garages, York Street across from Rose Alumni House, and the corner of College and Wall Streets.
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:
- GO Airport Shuttle: 800-377-8745
- Red Dot Airport Shuttle: 800-673-3368 (service from/to JFK and LaGuardia only)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-432-2110 so that we can help with your arrangements. Discussions must take place before the special requests deadline of May 4 (1st weekend) or May 11 (2nd weekend).
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 Conferences and Events. Accessible housing must be requested prior to the special requests deadline (May 4/1st weekend, May 11/2nd weekend).
Neither students nor staff may assist in this way for liability reasons. Please email email@example.com or call 203-432-2110 to discuss your needs and options for outside healthcare vendors.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 203-432-2110 before the special request deadline (May 4/1st weekend, May 11/2nd weekend).
Yes. Yale Hospitality makes every effort to accommodate special requests for meals served on campus during reunions. Please email us at email@example.com 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.
Contact the YAA
Email the YAA or call (203) 432-2110.