General Information

Yale University is located in the heart of New Haven, Connecticut. For a full list of directions, travel options, and accommodations, visit the Visitor Center Web site or InfoNewHaven.com, a comprehensive visitor’s guide to culinary options, events, and travel tools.

Welcome Center

The Welcome Center will be open for welcome packets and ticket pick-up 8:30 am – 7:00 pm at Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street, Thursday, October 10, through Saturday, October 12. Sunday hours are 8:30 am – 2:00 pm.

Hotel Accommodations

The University has reserved rooms at area hotels for the Inauguration weekend. For information about area hotel rates and to make a reservation, please click here.

Maps & Directions

Transportation & Travel

Parking in New Haven

University lots are open to the public from 4 pm Friday through Sunday. For lot locations, consult the back of the welcome packet or inauguration.yale.edu. Accessible shuttles between Woolsey Hall and Pierson-Sage Garage on Whitney Avenue are available Friday from 11 am to 10 pm. Cars with handicapped tags or plates will be accommodated in Yale Lot 51 from 4 pm Friday through Sunday. To see a map of parking facilities on and around campus, visit the transportation options website.

Special Requests

Assisted listening devices and interpreting services are available on request. Please send an email to presidential.inauguration@yale.edu.  To reserve a complimentary wheelchair, please contact Judy York by September 30, judy.york@yale.edu, 203.432.2324.

New Haven Restaurant & Retail Specials

$23 -  Lunch and/or Dinner pre fixe (2 or 3 course meals, not including tax, gratuity or beverage)

Bentara | Malaysian: 76 Orange St., 203.562.2511
Briq | Tapas and table-style entrées: 266 College St., 203.891.7155
Ibiza | Creative Spanish: 39 High St., 203.865.1933
Oaxaca Kitchen | Mexican: 228 College St., 203.859.5774
Thali | Indian: 4 Orange St., 203.777.1177
Thali Too | Indian, vegetarian: 65 Broadway, 203.776.1600$23 – Sampling of best culinary offerings

Caseus | Fromagerie & bistro: 93 Whitney Ave., 203.624.3373
Heirloom | Seasonal American: 1157 Chapel St., 203.503.3919
John Davenport’s | Contemporary American: 155 Temple St. #19, 203.974.6858
Kitchen Zinc | Artisan pizza & bar: 966 Chapel St., 203.772.3002
L’Orcio | Contemporary Italian: 806 State St., 203.777.6670
Miya’s | Sustainable sushi: 68 Howe St., 203.777.9760
Ordinary | Cheese & charcuterie: 990 Chapel St., 203.907.0238
Pacifico | Nuevo Latino: 220 College St., 203.772.4002
Union League | Parisian-style brasserie: 1032 Chapel St., 203.562.4299
Zinc | Modern American farm-to-table: 964 Chapel St., 203.624.0507

$23 – special offer on a bottle of wine (white or red)

Pacifico | Nuevo Latino: 220 College St., 203.772.4002
ROIA | French & Italian: 261 College St. 203.200.7045
 

Other deals

KBT Café at Kline Biology Tower will be open from 11 AM – 2 PM, offering coffee, beverages, and snacks for purchase.
Ground Café in Becton Center, 15 Prospect Street, will be open from 11 AM – 2 PM, offering coffee, beverages, snacks, and lunch for purchase. Ground will have a special bag lunch featuring a “Bluegrass Wrap” in honor of President Salovey – a flaxseed wrap, Jack Daniels BBQ spread, grilled chicken breast, watercress, and pickled red onion.
Thain Family Café in the Bass Family Library below Cross Campus will be open from noon – 5 PM, offering coffee, beverages, and snacks for purchase.
Durfee’s at 200 Elm Street, will be open from noon – 5 PM during the Open House, offering coffee, beverages, snacks, and lunch for purchase. Durfee’s will have a special bag lunch featuring a “Bluegrass Wrap” in honor of President Salovey – a flaxseed wrap, Jack Daniels BBQ spread, grilled chicken breast, watercress, and pickled red onion.
Claire’s Corner Copia | Vegetarian: 1000 Chapel St. — Pick 1 of 23 presents from the goodie jar including Fairy cakes and book bags, mango lassi and Zumo Verde drinks, and 19 more
Basta | Italian: 1006 Chapel St. — Glass of Prosecco to toast President Salovey - $5.23 per glass
Blue State Coffee | Coffee: 276 York St. | 84 Wall St. | 320 Congress Ave.  — 23 cent small coffee or tea, hot or iced
Hull’s | Art supplies & framing:  1144 Chapel St. — 23% off any single item purchase
Campus Customs | Clothing: 57 Broadway — 23% off Yale hats & T-Shirts
Therapy Boutique | Clothing: 286 York St.  — 23% discount
The Museum Shop | British art gifts: 1080 Chapel St. — 23% discount
Agabhumi | Apparel: 1020 Chapel St. — 15% of regular priced merchandise
Trailblazer | Outdoor: 296 Elm St — 23% off any single item purchase
Denali | Outdoor: 13 Broadway — 23% off any single item purchase
Raggs | Clothing: 1020 Chapel St. — 23% off any sock purchase
Tyco | Printing: 262 Elm St. — 23% off selected print & copy services (some limitations apply)