Nearly 80% of graduate and professional students and most scholars choose to live off-campus in New Haven and surrounding towns. Yale provides a number of web-based resources to help you make an informed decision about where to live while you are at Yale.
To get a general idea of the residential communities of New Haven, visit New Haven area profiles.
Now that you have an idea about the neighborhoods, you will find all the information you need to begin your search for an apartment on the Yale Off Campus Housing site. This site is a key resource for your housing search.
Next you will want to search the listings database. This service is available to all Yale affiliates. On this page you will find definitions of terms and an explanation of rental types and you can sort by neighborhoods and location, price range, number of bedrooms and other variables. If you have school-aged children this will also be a factor in your housing selection.
In your search you may want to look beyond the listings on the Yale Off-Campus Housing site. A list of local apartments and listing services can be found here. This list is provided for informational purposes only and does not serve as an endorsement by the University.
When using online websites to find an apartment, be alert to the possibility that the ad may be a scam. While it does not happen often it helps to pay attention to the advice below which will help you spot a possible scam. The Better Business Bureau and the FBI both advise renters to look out for the following red flags:
CT Housing Resources
Yale University does not assume resonsibility for personal property belonging to students, faculty or staff. The University urges all members of the commuity to obtain insruance to protect against the unlikely occurance of loss or damage to their personal belongings.