The campus is dotted with artworks like Alexander Calder's “Lollipops and Gallows,” located on the Hewitt Quadrangle (Beinecke Plaza), which inspire reflection and please the eye.
Yale’s iconic Old Campus is where the university celebrates Commencement each year. Soaring 216 feet tall, Harkness Tower is home to the 54-bell Yale Memorial Carillon, which serenades passersby daily.
Adjacent to the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design, the Ground Cafe in Becton Hall serves up food and high-tech artistry, making it a good location for creative discussion and innovation.
Cross Campus is a great place to meet with friends to talk, study, or just soak up the sun.
Named in honor of former Yale men’s ice hockey captains David S. Ingalls ’20 and David S. Ingalls Jr. ’56, the rink — known informally as the “Yale Whale” for its distinctive shape — was designed by famed architect Eero Saarinen ’34 and built in 1959.
Located in the heart of central campus, Sterling Memorial Library is the largest of all the university’s libraries, and one of the most prominent buildings on campus.
The one-acre Yale Farm is a lush and productive academic farm situated on Yale’s central campus. Twelve months a year, Yale students grow vegetables, herbs, berries, fruits, flowers, and more, while learning about sustainable food practices.
Since its founding in 1701, Yale has been dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and preserving cultural and scientific information for future generations.
Yale’s reach is both local and international. It partners with its hometown of New Haven, Connecticut to strengthen the city’s community and economy. And it engages with people and institutions across the globe in the quest to promote cultural understanding, improve the human condition, delve more deeply into the secrets of the universe, and train the next generation of world leaders.