Practical Matters

Are you new to Yale and New Haven? Are you feeling excited about living in your new Connecticut setting? While the city and the university have so much to offer newcomers, there are a few basic tasks a new arrival should take care of in their first weeks in New Haven. We've created this section of our Web site to help you organize and accomplish those new arrival tasks.

houseFind Housing

Locate off-campus housing, research neighborhoods, & search for housing.


carDriving In Connecticut

Getting a license in CT.
Also, car ownership & transportation options.


emailGet a Yale ID

For students, scholars, spouses & partners.


emailEmail Accounts
& Net ID

Information about setting up your Yale email.



Opening an account.
Also, getting a credit/debit card.


informationSocial Security Number

Determine if you are eligible for an SSN.


settingSetting Up
Your New Home

Utilities, cable, and internet service.


phoneTelephoning in the U.S.

International dialing instructions.