Campus Life

Updated September 24, 2020

The public health crisis continues to demand personal responsibility, a spirit of cooperation, and resilience.

Yale is enhancing cleaning protocols, reducing the density of people in campus spaces, limiting visitors on campus, and encouraging everyone to practice health protective behaviors. Learn about on-campus policies, procedures, and services for keeping Yale healthy.

Athletics & Gyms

The Ivy League announced that there will be no intercollegiate athletics competition in the fall. Payne Whitney Gymnasium is open to students with capacity limits in order to preserve physical distancing. Gyms in residential colleges will be closed until further notice.

Buildings & Spaces

Six-foot distancing between people and wearing a mask or face covering are required in all campus spaces except for dining halls. Learn more about occupancy limits, cleaning protocols, and other guidelines.


 Yale Hospitality is  providing a variety of  meal options prepared in a safe environment. See operating guidelines and modified hours.

Events & Gatherings

The university is limiting the size of gatherings both indoors and outside to accommodate physical distancing and to conform to density guidelines and state rules.

Libraries & Museums

Most libraries on campus are open to members of the Yale community, with changes to seating, hours, and some services. The Yale University Art Gallery and Yale Center for British Art are open to visitors while the Peabody Museum of Natural History is currently accessible by appointment only.

Operational Guidance

Review helpful guidance on temporary changes to Yale’s operating processes including procurement, mail delivery, and treasury services.

Ordering PPE & Other Supplies

Yale has established a plan to ensure that all students, faculty, researchers, and staff are equipped with the necessary masks/face coverings, hand sanitizers, and disinfectant wipes.

Signage & Digital Assets

Learn how to obtain print signage and digital assets developed by the university to communicate health and safety guidelines.

Transportation & Parking

The Yale Shuttle is operating at a reduced passenger capacity with temporary changes to schedules and routes. Parking fees will continue to be waived for faculty and staff until the end of the calendar year.


Resources are available to help support the physical and mental health of the Yale community during the pandemic.