General Information

Applications open on April 17th. 

  • Applications are accepted only in the electronic online format.
  • The Graduate Housing Application will ask you to list your preferred building and room size. Please view our Buildings page before completing the application.
  • Apartment applicants - All apartment housing assignments are made by an ongoing lottery selection process. Selected applicants will be made a “housing offer’ by email that they can accept or decline within the designated 24-48 hour response deadline. 
  • Dormitory applicants - you will participate in a General Room Selection where you will choose your hall and room assignment for the 2017-2018 Academic year.  You will be given a date and time to log into your Self Service to choose your room, complete the housing license agreement and submit payment ($700 security deposit plus $40 processing fee).  View the Yale Dormitory Room Selection Process.

Housing is not guaranteed. Space is limited. For other housing options, click here

License Agreement – Need to Know

  • License Agreement term dates for 2017–2018
    • Apartment:  August 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 
    • Dormitory:  August 18, 2017 – May 27, 2018
      • 1st & 4th Year Medical Student: August 8, 2017 - May 27, 2018
      • 2nd & 3rd Year Medical Student: August, 8, 2017 - June 17, 2018
  • License Agreement Renewals
    • Current students looking to renew their contracts for the next academic year do not need to re-apply. Please review the Housing Timeline of processes and events, or contact the Yale Housing staff to find out more about how to proceed with renewing your contract.
  • Half-Year License Agreements
    • Yale Housing does not offer half-year (semester-long) contracts. Students graduating midyear should discuss their situation with a Yale Housing Manager to determine if living in campus housing is the best option for them and their situation.


The following fees are due at the time of submission and signing of the license agreement:

  • Processing Fee: $40.00, non-refundable
  • Security Fee:  A refundable fee of $700 is required of all students at the time of your housing assignment

The following additional fees are posted to the students SFAS account after August 1st:

  • Application Fee: A non-refundable fee of $45.00 will be applied to your SFAS account
  • Social Fee: An annual, non-refundable social programming fee is required of all Yale Housing residents. The amount is determined by building and will be applied to your SFAS account.
  • Personal Property Insurance: A non-refundable fee of $60.00 (sixty US Dollars) will be applied towards your SFAS account. Residents with proof of insurance may opt out by October 1, 2017

Holiday Closures 

Yale Housing is closed for business during holidays some holidays and winter break. Students can remain in their buildings and rooms or travel to and from campus as they choose throughout the break periods.

Tours of  Yale Housing 

Yale Housing does not offer tours of buildings, rooms, or apartments. Please review our individual buildings’ pages to see panoramic pictures of the interiors of student rooms and apartments.