General Information

Graduate Housing for 2023-2024 Academic Year: 

The Housing Application for the 2023-2024 Academic Year for Graduate and Professional students will open on April 1st. Room Selection for paired roommates will open April 19. Room Selection for all others will open on April 20. You can also email us at for details. 

  • Housing Applications are accepted only in the electronic online format.
  • Please view our Buildings page before completing the application.
  • Apartment applicants - Efficiency, one and two bedroom shared units will participate in a Room Selection process. 
  • Family Housing applicants - assignments at Whitehall or Esplanade will be made manually by Yale Housing. Applicants will be notified by email. 
  • Dormitory applicants - will participate in Room Selection where you will choose your hall and room assignment.
  • Especially for graduate students applying for housing from India - please make sure your VPN is changed to a US location before applying. 
  • Note: there is a one-year residency limit at the following halls:

    • 272 Elm (first-year GSAS students only)
    • HHH
    • 254 Prospect
    • 276 Prospect
    • Mansfield Apartments

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

License Agreement – Need to Know

  • License Agreement term dates 
    • Apartment:  August 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024
    • Dormitory:  August 1, 2023 – May 26, 2024
  • 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 in December will not be allowed to renew and should look off campus for housing that better meets their situation.


The following fees are posted to the students’ YalePay account:

  • Application/Processing Fee: $100, non-refundable, one-time fee.
  • Residential Life Programming Fee: amount varies depending on Hall, non-refundable, yearly.
  • Personal Property Insurance:  $60 Personal Property Insurance,  non-refundable, yearly. Residents with proof of insurance may opt no later than September 1st. 

Cancellation Fees:

The following cancellation fees will be posted to the student’s YalePay account should the assignment be cancelled after signing the Housing License Agreement. 

April - $500

May - $750

June - November - $1,000

December - end of license agreement - $2,000 ​

Holiday Closures 

Yale Housing is closed for business during holidays and winter break. Students can remain in their buildings and rooms or travel to and from campus 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 our new 360 degree views of room types in our dorms and  apartments.