Located in the heart of central campus, Sterling Memorial Library is the largest of all the university’s libraries, and one of the most prominent buildings on campus.
Evans Hall is a striking modern architectural landmark with innovative classrooms and signature spaces such as a central courtyard, that signal its strong ties to Yale and the global community.
Yale’s iconic Old Campus is where the university celebrates Commencement each year. Soaring 216 feet tall, Harkness Tower is home to the 54-bell Yale Memorial Carillon, which serenades passersby daily.
Cross Campus is a great place to meet with friends to talk, study, or just soak up the sun.
Yale’s residential college system, now more than 70 years old, is perhaps the most distinctive feature of the College. The residential colleges allow students to experience the cohesiveness and intimacy of a small school while still enjoying the cultural and scholarly resources of a large university.
Named in honor of former Yale men’s ice hockey captains David S. Ingalls ’20 and David S. Ingalls Jr. ’56, the rink — known informally as the “Yale Whale” for its distinctive shape — was designed by famed architect Eero Saarinen ’34 and built in 1959.
The one-acre Yale Farm is a lush and productive academic farm situated on Yale’s central campus. Twelve months a year, Yale students grow vegetables, herbs, berries, fruits, flowers, and more, while learning about sustainable food practices.
At 136 acres, West Campus is a hub for innovative research spanning health, culture, energy and the environment.
The Yale University Art Gallery encourages appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art.
Woolsey Hall, built in 1901 to commemorate Yale’s bicentennial, has a seating capacity of 2,650. It is used for performances by the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale and for university events like Baccalaureate.
Since its founding in 1701, Yale has been dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and preserving cultural and scientific information for future generations.
Yale’s reach is both local and international. It partners with its hometown of New Haven, Connecticut to strengthen the city’s community and economy. And it engages with people and institutions across the globe in the quest to promote cultural understanding, improve the human condition, delve more deeply into the secrets of the universe, and train the next generation of world leaders.