Yale Graduate and Professional Schools run their orientation programs at different times in August and September. Yale Housing is not coordinated around any given School’s orientation program.

Please be aware of the start date of your Housing Contract, and the orientation calendar and schedule provided by your academic school or department.

Some Exceptions:

  • The only students who can move in before the contract start date are those who are participating in an academic program, confirmed by a Yale department hosting the early program/orientation.
  • Students must coordinate their early arrival with the Yale department hosting the early program/orientation.

For a schedule of the Yale Graduate and Professional Academic and Orientation calendars:

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

School of Art

School of Architecture

Divinity School

School of Drama

School of Forestry & Environmental Studies 

Law School

School of Management 

School of Medicine

School of Music

School of Nursing

School of Public Health