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.

The 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 get to know and visit often to take advantage of our many programs and resources.

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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.

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.

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.

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 cetners directly for information about their organizations and events.

Spiritual Resources

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.



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Looking for Funds?
OISS offers support for international groups and organizations.

Contact Information

GPSCY — Gryphon's Pub
Graduate & Professional Student Center at Yale (GPSCY)
204 York Street

McDougal Graduate
Student Center
Hall of Graduate Studies,
320 York Street, Room 123

Yale Women's Center
198 Elm Street (next to Durfee’s)

Yale Chaplain's Office
Bingham Hall, lower level entry D

Battell Chapel
Corner of College and Elm St
Home of the Unviersitiy Church in Yale on Sunday mornings.

Breathing Space
Welch Hall, under Entryway C
Coordinated through the Chaplain's Office.

Slifka Center for Jewish Life
80 Wall Street
Has its own kosher dining facility. All are welcome.