Housing Intent Options - Apartments

Current Housing License Agreement Renewals

The Housing Intent process will open on Tuesday, March 1 and needs to be completed by Monday, March 21. Please log in to Self Service, with your NetID and password from Yale CAS (Central Authentication System).  Select ‘Housing Intent’ from the Applications drop down menu to submit your intentions.

You will choose from the following options:

  • Renew same assignment
  • Transfer to another apartment, another hall/apartment or transfer to a dormitory.
  • Vacate because you are either graduating or moving off campus. 

Transferring to Another Apartment or Complex

If you wish to transfer to another apartment or another complex, please send an email to housing@yale.edu to communicate your specific transfer request. Approval is based on availability. 

If you wish to transfer to a dormitory, you will participate in the dormitory room selection lottery.

Most transfers must take place between July 1-15. A $250 transfer fee applies. 

Please be aware that your housing intent response and email confirmation must be received by 4 p.m. on Monday, March 21 to be considered for transfer.  Otherwise it will be assumed that you will be vacating your apartment by the end of the current contract, June 30, 2022.

Renewal or Subletting

Due to COVID-19 summer subletting will not be permitted for 2022.  The option to sublet your apartment during the summer months (May-August) is only available to residents who have a signed a renewal license agreement for the new term. Once this is completed, please send an email requesting an appointment to discuss your plans for subletting and its policies. All summer sublets must be approved in advance by Yale Housing. Any resident who sublets an apartment in violation of the Yale Housing Subletting Policy is subject to University termination of their contract.

Summer Academic Leaves, Internships, Research

Students who are away for academic reasons during the month of July are eligible for a 50% reduction in the rent. Written documentation from your department is required by June 1st. Keys are turned to Yale Housing and mail must be forwarded.


An envelope with move-out information will be distributed 30 days before the scheduled vacating date. All apartment housing license agreements expire June 30th. If you have any questions concerning your license agreement, please contact the Yale Housing at 203-432-2167 or email housing@yale.edu. All non-graduating students who wish to vacate early are still responsible for rent charges through June 30th. All residents must vacate their apartments by 12 noon on the last day of their contract.

To make move-out easier, the move-out envelope can be dropped off at Yale Housing at 420 Temple Street during business hours on the day that you vacate, given to the Community Fellow at your hall, or placed in a drop-off box near the community rooms or at the main entry of each building. Specific notification of these locations will be given with the vacating instructions delivered to residents in May.

Even if you are unsure of your arrangements by the March 21 housing intent deadline, please send an email indicating your tentative plans. Communication is key. If you have questions, contact us at housing@yale.edu.