Helen Hadley Hall Dorm Closure (Summer 2024)

Date: February 1, 2023
To: Yale Graduate and Professional School Students
Cc: Yale Graduate and Professional School Deans
From: Yale Graduate Housing Office
Subject: Helen Hadley Hall Dorm Closure (Summer 2024)

After 64 years of service to the Yale community, the Helen Hadley Hall (HHH) dormitory at 420 Temple Street will be decommissioned and closed in the summer of 2024. This decision reflects the changing preferences of many students for the amenities of apartment-style living rather than dormitory lodgings and the age of the facility.

Helen Hadley Hall, which now serves all genders, and houses many first year and international students, was the first residence hall for female graduate students across the Graduate and Professional Schools. Before HHH was built in 1959, female students lived in boardinghouse accommodations, in Yale buildings that were converted into dormitories, or in housing offered by their professional schools. Learn more about Helen Hadley Hall.

To replace the beds at Helen Hadley Hall, Yale Graduate Housing and University Properties will partner to provide alternative accommodations, to which graduate and professional students will be given priority.

These replacement units will upgrade the graduate and professional residential experience from a dorm setting to apartment-style living and will be close to campus, priced affordably, and have furnished and unfurnished options. Other features will include a roommate matching option, bursar billing, and graduate community programming. Some units will have one-year residency limitations to prioritize capacity for incoming first-year and international students.

Leasing for Helen Hadley Hall and University Properties units for the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year will continue as usual. Look for additional updates over the coming months as more details are available.

Best Regards,
The Yale Graduate Housing Office