Campus Life

There is a vibrant campus community at Yale and we encourage you to attend events, meet new friends and get involved in groups that interest you! Find information here about centers around campus which serve the Yale community and international student clubs and organizations you can join.

Campus Centers

International CenterThe International Center

The International Center (IC) is home to the Office of International Students & Scholars at Yale (OISS) and a center for campus life.  We hope you will visit often to take advantage of our many programs and resources. Get an inside view of the International Center

Center for Engineering Innovation and Design

CEID seeks to infuse design experiences into student learning through an array of classes and activities. In addition to hosting engineering design courses, the Center holds workshops, lectures, networking events, and exhibitions. Student teams and clubs can also use CEID for meetings and project work.

Chaplain's Office

The Chaplain's Office can help you locate a supportive faith community and provides services such as counseling, student program support, and pastoral care. The Office sponsors a wide variety of worship opportunities, including ecumenical worship at the University Church in Battell Chapel each Sunday, daily prayer for Muslims, weekly services in various Christian traditions, and special multi-faith services throughout the year.

Cultural Centers

The Cultural Centers of Yale College provide many opportunities to attend a wide variety of events that reflect the cultural richness and diversity of the Yale campus. Contact the cultural centers directly for information about their organizations and events.

GPSCY - G&P Student Center at Yale

A popular gathering spot for Yale's graduate and professional community and their guests, Gryphon's Pub is a full service night club and bar with a pool table and dance hall. Keep on the lookout for special events and happy hours. Membership required.

The MacMillan Center

The MacMillan Center has numerous interdisciplinary faculty councils, centers, committees, and programs. These provide opportunities for scholarly research and intellectual innovation and encourage faculty and student interchange for undergraduates as well as graduate and professional students. The extracurricular programs include more than 700 lectures, conferences, workshops, roundtables, symposia, film, and art events each year. Virtually all of these are open to the community at large.

The McDougal Center

The McDougal Center in the Hall of Graduate Studies welcomes graduate students, professional students, post-docs, visiting scholars and spouses and partners to join in and make use of its facilities and many of its programs. The Blue Dog Café in the McDougal Common Room is a beautiful place to meet friends and grab a gourmet cup of coffee. Sign up for the weekly email newsletter, Student Life Notes, to find out about the wide variety of programs offered by the McDougal Fellows.

Office of Career Strategy

The Yale Office of Career Strategy offers career advising, professional school advising, employment and internship opportunities, and career development resources. This office works with Yale students and alumni of Yale College, Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and postdoctoral scholars to clarify career aspirations, identify employment and educational opportunities, and offer advising and support at every stage of career development

Office of LGBTQ Resources

Yale University is a welcoming community that holistically supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) people. The Office of LGBTQ Resources at Yale provides campus-wide support, and the OISS is available to provide guidance and answer questions on visas and other matters of concern.

Resource Office on Disabilities

The primary mission of the Resource Office on Disabilities (ROD) is to facilitate individual accommodations for all students with disabilities throughout the entire University, and by so doing, work to remove physical and attitudinal barriers, which may prevent their full participation in the University community.

Yale Women's Center

The Yale Women's Center is an inclusive space for the university's diverse women and provides resources, support and activities. The Center is staffed by volunteers and you can contact them for details about how to get involved.

Clubs & Organizations

Yale students are active and engaged in hundreds of student groups and activities.  There are many international or national organizations, as well as a multitude of organizations organized around a cause, an interest or a special interest.  For a complete list of students organizations and student government for each school, visit the Yale Student Affairs web site.

Postdoctoral Advisory Committee

The Postdoc Advisory Committee (PAC) is composed of postdocs from across disciplines. The goal of PAC is to create a broad sense of community and engagement among postdocs at Yale, as well as to help postdocs have a happy and successful experience at Yale. PAC organizes career professional development, and social events for the postdoctoral community and beyond.

Intramural Sports

The Yale Intramural program provides an outlet for athletic competition for the Yale community.  Undergraduate teams are organized through the residential colleges, allowing any student to play any one of the 30 sports.  Graduate-Professional Intramurals are open to students, faculty and staff of the University.

The OISS International Program Fund (IPF)

The OISS offers funding support for International & Intercultural Groups and Organizations at Yale. These funds are made available by the Vice President and Secretary of the University.  For more information, click here.