Moving In

ID Cards

ID cards and bedrooms keys will be distributed to students on Friday, August 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from the following locations: The Old Campus, Timothy Dwight College, Benjamin Franklin College, Pauli Murray College and Silliman College.

For students living on the Old Campus, ID cards and bedroom keys may be picked up between 9 am and 5 pm, in front of Dwight Hall. After 5 pm go to the Law School security desk at 127 Wall Street to receive your ID card and bedroom key.

Students living in Timothy Dwight, Benjamin Franklin, Pauli Murray, and Silliman Colleges may obtain their ID card and bedroom key in their college courtyards from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, August 23. After 5 p.m. they should contact their first-year counselor.

Room Furnishings

The University provides each student with a desk, a chair, a bureau, a bed (extra long, 80” by 36”), and a closet or wardrobe. The beds have mattresses, but no pillows. Common room furniture is provided. Since most first-years live in suites in which they share a common room with several roommates, consult with your roommates over the summer about bringing other room items. Bingham, Durfee, Lanman Wright, and Vanderbilt rooms have overhead lighting. Farnam, Lawrence, and Welch rooms have no overhead lighting so you should plan to bring a lamp with you. Halogen lamps are fire hazards and are not permitted.


The Associated Student Laundry Agency offers a wide array of services. A popular choice is the “Look Sharp” plan, a weekly all-inclusive program that provides students with bulk wash, dry, and fold service, laundering and pressing of shirts, pants, and skirts, and dry cleaning. The Student Laundry also offers the “Just the Basics” plan, a weekly bulk wash, dry, and fold laundry service. In addition, students can take advantage of dry cleaning on a piece-by-piece basis. Students have access to numerous on-campus laundry room facilities as well. During the summer, you will receive more detailed descriptions of these services and an order form for the bulk laundry plans. Old Campus laundry rooms are located in the basements of Farnam, entryway B, and Bingham Hall, entryway D. For more information, visit the Associated Student Laundry Agency website.


Associated Student Agencies offers a full selection of linens for purchase, including sheets designed to fit the extra-long Yale mattresses, coordinating comforters, mattress pads, pillows, and towels. A brochure for ordering the linens that includes information about home or campus delivery will be mailed to you during the summer. For more information and online ordering, visit Residential Hall Linens.


Students can rent refrigerators through the Associated Student Refrigerator Agency. During the summer you will receive an informational leaflet and ordering instructions. All preordered refrigerators will be delivered to the student’s room prior to move-in day. When ordering, please make sure you enter your room location, not your residential college. If you bring a refrigerator from home or buy one elsewhere, please note that you will not be permitted to store it in the residential colleges during the summer. For more information, visit the Associated Student Refrigerator Agency website.

Associated Student Agencies

Associated Student Agencies operates a number of additional agencies including Care Cubes, Necessities, Cap and Gown, Summer Storage, and Class Rings. For further information, contact Associated Student Agencies at, 203-432-1888, or visit the Associated Student Agency website. You can pay for all products and services by check or credit card (MasterCard or Visa), or bill them to your Yale Charge Account. Students who would like to undertake or organize commercial enterprises on campus should contact Heather Abati at 203-432-2710.

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