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Tips for the Tercentennial Weekend ::
Graduate and Professional School Students

Ticket Pickup: For Yale Bowl and Former President Clinton
  • Tickets for Yale Bowl All tickets that were ordered on-line by last Friday were sent by U.S. mail. Limited tickets still available (maximum 2 per person) at the Tercentennial Office, 2 Whitney Avenue, ground floor at the following times:.
  • Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ticket absolutely required for entrance. Please bring ID when picking up tickets at the Tercentennial Office.

  • Tickets for Former President Clinton's Address . If you received the e-mail saying you registered in time to get a ticket for former President Clinton, please pick it up on the second floor of the Woolsey Hall Rotunda on:

Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to Noon

Only those who have a ticket can be admitted to former President Clinton's address. Please bring ID when picking up your ticket. Those who registered too late to get a ticket can watch it live on Comcast Channel 8 or at any area on campus with Yale cable.
Friday, October 5

Democratic Vistas/Global Perspectives
8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Democratic Vistas Lectures Click here for detailed Schedule.

For the Academic Convocation on Cross Campus
1:00 p.m.

Please collect your robe at your School and check in your Dean's office to see if your School is processing as a group to Beinecke Plaza and Old Campus mustering locations. You should plan to be in the following locations by 1:00 for the formal procession to Cross Campus:

Beinecke Plaza: Divinity, Forestry, Graduate, Law, Management, Music
Old Campus: Architecture, Art, Drama, Medicine/EPH, Nursing

Each School as a Faculty Marshal and a banner bearer who will join the Dean in leading the School in the procession.

  If it is raining, the ceremony will be held in Woolsey Hall and unfortunately only those with tickets can be accommodated. It will be broadcast on Yale Cable. Please check in case of inclement weather.

Yale 300 at the Bowl: Friday - Shuttles Start at 3:30 P.M.!

As parking will be extremely limited at the Bowl, we encourage you to park in your usual spot on campus and take the free shuttles from campus to the Bowl.

Shuttle Stops Medical School (333 Cedar Street)
College Street-Phelps Gate
Payne Whitney Gym (70 Tower Parkway)
Hillhouse & Grove
Trumbull & Hillhouse
Pierson Sage Garage
Edwards & Prospect
Canner & Prospect
Shuttle buses start at 3:30 p.m. and continue leaving for the Bowl until 6:00 p.m. Shuttle buses return to campus beginning at 9:00 p.m. immediately after the Show.

Yale 300 Festival
4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Take in over 60 exhibits, performances and activities. There is even a faculty band and lots of student performing groups and exhibits from many departments and schools..

Yale 300 Tercentennial Show
7:00 p.m.


  • Don't forget your ticket for the Bowl! No one will be admitted without a ticket.
  • Food, from a full meal to ice cream and desserts, is available for sale throughout the Festival as are Tercentennial souvenirs.
  • You may also wish to picnic with your friends and colleagues. Please bring food in disposable containers, no coolers or large tote bags will be allowed in the Bowl (due to security precautions).
  • Dress warmly!
  • After the Show, shuttle buses depart from the same area you arrived for a full 45 minutes.
Saturday, October 6

Former President Clinton's Address
Noon Cross Campus closes for President Clinton's talk
1:30 p.m. Cross Campus opens for those with tickets to former President Clinton's address.
3:00-4:00 p.m. Former President Clinton's address. Cross Campus (rain or shine). Those without tickets can watch at any location with Yale cable (e.g. college TV rooms), on Comcast Cable Channel 8 or in the Law School Auditorium. The event will also be taped for future broadcast.

Rain Dates for Friday's Bowl Events
4:00-9:00 p.m. The same shuttle times, dinner at the Bowl, Festival and Show times apply as were scheduled for Friday. Check the Yale website for any weather changes or listen to WELI 960 AM.
Sunday, October 7

10:00-11:00 a.m. Tercentennial Worship Service, Battell Chapel
1:00 p.m. Yale vs. Dartmouth at the Bowl - Free general admission tickets; just pick up the Commemorative Ticket at the Bowl on Sunday.
Check the Tercentennial website for more details including a complete schedule of the Democratic Vistas/Global Perspectives symposia.

Linda Koch Lorimer
Vice President and Secretary of the University



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