Visit and Connect

Come and experience a day in the life of the Yale Divinity School community as you discern graduate theological education. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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Plan a Campus Visit

Prospective students are warmly invited and strongly encouraged to visit Yale Divinity School especially when classes are in session. Visiting YDS is the best way to learn about the programs, community life, resources and life at Yale University and the New Haven community.  This is an important time to discern and explore the many ways that Yale Divinity School is preparing the next generation of leaders for church and world. 

Campus visits are offered Monday through Thursday beginning at 9:30am while classes are in session.  During the summer (May-August) visits begin at 10:00 am and are offered Monday through Thursday, with a reduced schedule as classes are not in session. We are flexible and will craft an itinerary that meets your needs and schedule, and still provide a full experience of life at YDS. During a visit, the itinerary includes but is not limited to:

  • Meet with a member of the admissions & financial aid staff for an information session
  • Meet with career services department
  • Tour Sterling Divinity Quadrangle (including the Divinity Library)
  • Worship with our students during our daily Marquand Chapel service
  • Join faculty, staff and students for coffee and conversation during our post-chapel coffee hour
  • Sit in on a class or two (offerings will vary by day/semester)
  • Share lunch in the refectory with one of our current students
  • Visits can either wrap-up after lunch (about 1:30 p.m.), or guests are invited to attend an afternoon class or an evening activity on campus (offerings will vary by day/semester)

Can’t make it to the campus? Not to worry, we are happy to schedule a telephone or skype meeting with you. Email the admissions office at divinity.admissions@yale.edu.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call our office at (203) 432-5360 or email us at divinity.admissions@yale.edu.


Driving Directions

Information for GPS:
409 Prospect Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06511

From I-91 North or South:

  1. Take Exit 3 (Trumbull Street) off I-91
  2. At the end of the ramp go straight on Trumbull Street.
  3. Take a right on Whitney Ave and continue to Edwards St.
  4. Take a left onto Edwards and then a right onto Prospect St.
  5. The Divinity School is in the next block on the right.
  6. Pull into the drive between the two stone pillars and go up the drive a few more yards.
  7. The main entrance will be on your right.
  8. Parking is available in the Divinity School surface lot #11.

To the Admissions Office:
The Admissions Office is located on the first floor of Sterling Divinity Quadrangle.  As you enter the building take a right down the ramp and you will arrive in our reception area.  Detailed transportation information around Yale is available at to.yale.edu, including mass-transit information.


Local Mass Transportation

By TrainNew Haven’s Union Station, 50 Union Avenue, New Haven, CT

Amtrak and Metro-North Commuter line service New Haven.  Metro-North runs every hour between Grand Central Station in New York City and New Haven (including most local stops).  If you are coming from points other than New York City you should use Amtrak.  Upon arrival at Union Station in New Haven you may take a Yale Shuttle or taxi to the Divinity School.

Amtrak: 800-872-7245

Connecticut Metro-North: 800-638-7646

Metro Taxi: 203-777-7777

By Bus:

Greyhound, Megabus and Peter Pan services New Haven’s Union Station (the train station is also the bus station).  You may take a Yale Shuttle or taxi from the station to the Divinity School.
Peter Pan Bus Lines: (800) 343-9999
Greyhound Bus Line: (800) 231-2222
Megabus: us.megabus.com
Metro Taxi: (203) 777-7777

By Plane:

Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport (HVN) is the closest airport to the Divinity School.  US Airways Express is the only airline which services Tweed (six flights in and out daily to and from Philadelphia).  Upon arrival at Tweed you may take a taxi or rent a car to reach Yale Divinity School.

Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Windsor Locks is approximately one hour from New Haven, but offers a greater choice of airlines including Southwest and most of the major commercial carriers. 

Some individuals also choose to fly into one of the New York area airports (JFK, LaGuardia, or Newark, NJ).  New York’s MTA rail service and Connecticut Limo offers ground transportation from all three New York area airports, as well as from Bradley Airport.  It is a short taxi ride from the Connecticut Limo terminal to the Divinity School. 

Connecticut Limo: 203-878-2222
www.ctlimo.com
A small discount may apply to online reservations.


Places to Stay

Farnum Guest House (within walking distance of YDS)
616 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT
(888) 562-7121
(203) 562-7121

Touch of Ireland Guest House (0.8 miles from campus)
670 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT
(866) 787-7990
(203) 787-79927

Courtyard Marriott (1.3 miles from campus)
30 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT
(800) HOLIDAY
(203) 777-6221

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale (1.3 miles from campus)
155 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 
(800) THE-OMNI
(203) 772-6664

New Haven Hotel (1.4 miles from campus)
229 George Street
New Haven, CT
(203) 498-3100

La Quinta by Marriott (2.9 miles from campus)
400 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 
(203) 562-1111

Premiere Hotel and Suites (3.6 miles from campus)
3 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 
(866) 584-0232
(203) 777-5337

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton (6.3 miles from campus)
510 Sawmill Road
West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 932-0404

Contact

Admissions