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Yale Athletics Kids' Club

The Yale Athletics Kids' Club gives all kids 14 & under the opportunity to experience the fun and exciting world of Yale Athletics. The Kids' Club conducts many activities during the Yale Athletic year geared towards making college athletics fun and exciting for kids.

Yale Cellular Calling Plans for Personal Use

In addition to providing cellular service for business related issues, we have negotiated plans with our cellular service providers, Verizon, Nextel, T-Mobile and AT&T to provide cellular telephone service for personal use for all Yale University employees. Contact information for personal use:

Verizon - Jennifer Palmer (203-258-2198)
Nextel - Maria Xaiver (860-513-5483 work or 860-867-7164 cell)
T-Mobile - TJ Murphy (203-435-5976)
AT&T - Corey Barrett (860-513-7866 work or 860-280-6079 cell) or click here for internet ordering.

Yale University Commuting Alternatives


MEDEX SECURE:  Yale's Travel Assistance Program

All Yale employees (and students) are automatically enrolled in MEDEX SECURE. MEDEX SECURE is a comprehensive travel assistance plan providing you with worldwide 24/7 help when you're in need. Services include pre-travel planning, real time security intelligence, emergency medical, political & security evacuations, repatriation & personal assistance services. All services provided by MEDEX are available to you when you are 100 miles or more away from your permanent residence in your home country. This applies for all University and personal travel.

Your MEDEX identification card is your key to travel security. For all medical, personal safety or travel emergencies, simply call MEDEX at the toll-free numbers listed on the identification card 24-hours a day, 365 days a year and they will assist you.

For a complete list of services including printable identification cards, the program description guide, coverage terms & conditions, and steps on enrolling dependents, please go to http://www.yale.edu/finance/controller/riskman/programs/medex.html.

New Parent Packet is Available

Balancing work with the arrival of a new child can be difficult, and now Yale offers parents (faculty, staff, post-docs and student) support to make the transition a little easier. As a new component of Yale's WorkLife program, which is designed to "improve the quality of life for members of the Yale Community and their families," the Department of Human Resources will now be sending University employees who adopt or give birth to children a "New Parent Packet" containing helpful information to ease the daily challenge of balancing work and family life.

The packet includes a gift for the child and a wealth of information for parents about University services such as babysitting and day care as well as tips and advice on flexible work schedules. The packet even comes with a selection of "favorite songs, games and art activities" compiled for children by the staff of Yale's affiliated child care programs.

To request that a New Parent Packet be sent out or for more information, please e-mail worklife@yale.edu or call Susan Abramson at 2-8069 with the following information:

  • Parent name
  • Yale affiliation (Faculty, M & P, C & T, S & M, Post-doc or student)
  • Home address
  • Child's date of birth (for size appropriate gift)

NOTE: Please notify the parent that you are providing the WorkLife Program with this information.

Yale Shuttle

The University Shuttle Services offers students faculty and staff with transportation options to get around the University. This free service provides transportation to and from key locations throughout the campus.

Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefit Plan

The Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefit Plan allows an employee to pay for non-Yale parking and mass transit with pre-tax dollars through payroll reduction. Federal law allows enrolled employees to pay for certain work-related transportation and parking expenses with pre-tax dollars by reducing taxable income by a designated amount specifically set aside for these expenses.

Zipcars are here!

Zipcar, a company that provides self-service vehicles available for use 24 hours a day, seven days a week, is partnering with Yale to improve transportation options for the university community. Zipcar's introduction to campus is one component of a comprehensive sustainable transportation program, the goal of which is to reduce the number of single-occupant vehicles brought to campus each day. Three of the six vehicles on campus are Prius hybrids, the other three cars are fuel-efficient models: two Toyota Matrix and a Mazda 3.

Walk, bicycle, carpool, vanpool, or ride the train or bus to campus with the comfort of knowing you still have access to a car if needed.

The fuel-efficient cars are available to all faculty, staff and students aged 18+, with gas, maintenance, insurance and reserved parking included in the $8.50 hourly rate ($65 per day). Cars may be reserved for up to 4 days at a time. Membership in Zipcar costs $35 per year, with the $35 fee refunded in the form of driving credit if you reserve a car within the first month of your membership.

Cars are located in 5 campus locations. Two cars are parked at the School of Medicine campus in the lot at College and Congress Streets, and the remainder on the central campus at the Ingalls Rink, Payne Whitney Gym, 221 Whitney Ave, and behind Hendrie Hall at Temple & Wall.

How does it work?

  • Become a member at  www.zipcar.com/yale (you must have a valid U.S. or foreign driver's license).
  • Receive a "Zipcard" in the mail that serves as your "key."
  • Make a reservation online.
  • Pick up the car at the reserved location (note: the cars must be returned to the same location at which they were picked up).
  • Wave your Zipcard over the electronic reader in the windshield, and the car unlocks for you.
  • Use the ignition key, on a retractable cord near the steering column.
  • Drive!

If you have questions, please visit Zipcar's website at www.zipcar.com/yale or email yale.transit@yale.edu.